DMPED’s March Madness fosters economic development, jobs in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its annual March Madness effort, the District of Columbia has announced seventeen new projects that are now available to the District’s development community.

Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner for DMPED’s March Madness, a pre-solicitation event to announce upcoming community development projects.

March Madness is an annual effort by the District to create more quality affordable housing, support small and local business, and expand job opportunities for DC residents.

Mayor Bowser said in a statement that “The projects announced today will not only create greater transparency and economic opportunity, but give local businesses, residents and communities a chance to share in the District’s progress.”

Deputy Mayor Kenner noted that when he took office nearly a year ago, he pledged to expand affordable housing, create job opportunities for District residents, and bring more retail to District neighborhoods. “These projects further that commitment,” said Deputy Mayor Kenner.

Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor Kenner were joined at March Madness by other District agencies to announce development opportunities across all eight wards. For example, the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) announced opportunities for Keene School and PR Harris School. The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) likewise announced opportunities for Southwest Neighborhood Library, Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Deputy Mayor Kenner also announced the development teams for the Waterfront Station II, Capitol Vista, and Truxton Circle sites. These Washington DC economic development projects will produce over 200 affordable housing units, create more than 660 jobs, and bring much-needed retail and cultural amenities to the District of Columbia.

Source: Economic Development HQ

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