Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:06 PM
Subject: [ward5] MEDIA ADVISORY:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
CONTACT: Doxie McCoy (EOM) 202.727.9691; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya Stern (OP) 202.442.7635; email@example.com
Darrell Jackson, Jr. (McDuffie) 202.355.4257; DJackson@dccouncil.us
Mayor Gray and Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie to Announce Creation of Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Task Force
WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie will announce the establishment of the Mayor’s Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Task Force. The 13-member Task Force will include Councilmember McDuffie, several District agencies and Ward 5 community members. The Task Force, chaired by the Office of Planning, will be responsible for developing a strategic plan for the modernization and adaptive use of industrial land in Ward 5.
WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2013
WHERE: Union Market
1309 5th Street NE
BACKGROUND: Building on the goals of the Mayor’s One City Action Plan, the District’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy and the Sustainable DC initiative, the Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Task Force will develop a strategic and forward-looking plan to transform these industrial areas into a magnet for green and creative businesses that can help diversify the District’s economy, create jobs for different skill levels and provide desirable amenities and services for the Ward 5 community. The Task Force will submit its final report to the Mayor and Council by January 31, 2014.
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