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Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon on New Torti Gallas + Partners Headquarters at Historic Grimke School Site

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, October 14, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the Torti Gallas team will celebrate the official ribbon cutting at the firm’s new offices in the historic Grimke School.
 
After 70 years in Maryland, Torti Gallas + Partners has relocated their corporate headquarters to the District of Columbia, bringing 100 daytime jobs and increased tax revenue to the District. Torti Gallas + Partners and their Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Partner, Torti Gallas Urban, are now co-located in location and their employees are returning to the office. When completed, the redevelopment of the Grimke Elementary School and the parking lot at 912 U Street NW, led by Community Three Development, will also include 68 homes – 21 of them affordable units, and create a permanent home for the African American Civil War Museum.
 
When:
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:30 am

Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau, Ward 1
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio
James Turner, Chairman, ANC 1B09
Tom Gallas, CEO, Torti Gallas + Partners
John Torti, Chairman, Torti Gallas + Partners
Frank Smith, Former Ward 1 Councilmember and Director of the African American Civil War Museum
 
Where:
Former Grimke School
1923 Vermont Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Station: U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. 

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event to watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

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