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Statement from Mayor Bowser on Introduction of Congresswoman Norton’s Bill to Convey RFK Campus to DC

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement after Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced her bill to convey the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus to the District of Columbia.

“In our growing, thriving city, we cannot afford to let any land go to waste, and a national monument dedicated to asphalt benefits no one. Putting these 190 acres of land in the District’s hands ensures it serves the needs and desires of our residents. We as a city should decide for ourselves how this critical land is developed.

“I thank Congresswoman Norton for her tremendous leadership on this legislation. For decades, she has worked with the District to pioneer major economic development projects that have transformed unused, federal land in the District of Columbia into vibrant neighborhoods. It is time that we add the RFK Campus to that list so that we can create new housing, jobs, economic development, and tax revenue.

“This bill is a win-win for both the federal government and DC residents, and I look forward to working with Congresswoman Norton as it makes its way through Congress.”