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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on The Asberry, the First On Site Building Delivered Under the New Communities Initiative at Barry Farm

Monday, September 26, 2022

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, September 26, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join District officials, business leaders, and community members to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Asberry, the first on site building delivered at Barry Farm under the New Communities Initiative.

The New Communities Initiative is a project that dates back to Mayor Anthony Williams’ Administration and is a DC program designed to revitalize severely distressed subsidized housing and redevelop neighborhoods into vibrant mixed-income communities. Breaking ground on the Asberry, Mayor Bowser is delivering on a project that’s been years in the making and a first step in bringing residents back to Barry Farm, a beloved community to many long-time DC residents.


Monday, September 26 at 11 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor, Planning and Economic Development  
Darlene Jameson, Resident, Barry Farm
Mr. Asberry Sanker’s family
Trayon White, Councilmember, Ward 8
Anita Bonds, Councilmember, At- Large
Brenda Donald, Executive Director, DCHA
Rodger Brown, Managing Director for Real Estate Development, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.


1200 Sumner Road, SE 
*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Metro Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: Anacostia Metro Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).

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