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Mayor Bowser to Launch “Vacant to Vibrant DC”

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Transforms Vacant Properties into Workforce Housing and Outdoor Green Spaces

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, December 15, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch “Vacant to Vibrant DC,” a new campaign designed to reactivate vacant spaces into vibrant, productive solutions that include workforce housing, creative green and play areas, and small business opportunities. The Mayor will be joined by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner.
“Vacant to Vibrant DC” is a six-step action plan that will reduce the city’s vacant property inventory. The multi-part solution includes opportunities for entities, including District Certified Business Enterprises, to transform properties into workforce housing and outdoor green spaces. 
In September, the District was recognized for its multi-pronged approach to housing production and preservation, homeownership, and development of vacant properties when it was selected for the Urban Land Institute’s Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award.
Friday, December 15, at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds
Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White
Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development 
Polly Donaldson, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
Todd Lee, Executive Director, DC Housing Finance Agency
Rosedale Recreation Center
1701 Gales Street, NE
*Closest Metro: Stadium Amory Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: 90, B2, D6, X2, X9*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).