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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Phase 2 of The Wharf with Community Celebration and Family Fun Day

Friday, March 29, 2019

Washington, DC–On Saturday, March 30, at 1 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will kick off Phase 2 of The Wharf, the new mile-long neighborhood of residential, hotel, office, retail and entertainment space on the Southwest Waterfront.
  
Mayor Bowser invested approximately $200 million in tax increment financing and secured agreements with The Wharf to hire at least 51 percent of Washingtonians – 20 percent designated for Ward 8 residents; 30 percent of apprenticeships for Wards 7 and 8 residents; and The Wharf invested $1 million in workforce training for District residents. At full build out, Phase 2 of The Wharf will complete the remaining 1.25 million square feet of new mixed-use development, including office, residential, hotel, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public places. 
 
The community celebration will include a “Truck Touch” featuring DC Government and construction vehicles, live music and performances, kids craft activities and sidewalk games.
 
When:
Saturday, March 30, at 1 pm
 
Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton 
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development 
Monty Hoffman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PN Hoffman
Peter Cole, Managing Director, Head of Development, Madison Marquette
Andy Litsky, Commissioner, ANC 6D04
 
Where:
The Wharf 
525 Water Street, SW
*Closest Metro: Waterfront Station*

All reporters and other media 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).