Ward 4 is, undoubtedly, the next frontier for robust economic development in the District of Columbia. Councilmember Todd is committed to developing a sound and sustainable strategy that is collaborative and reflects the interests of ALL residents and business owners.
Secured in the FY 2018 Budget: - $200,000 in “Main Streets” grant funding to spur business development along Kennedy and Upper 14th Streets, NW. The “Uptown Mainstreet” will bring more neighborhood-serving businesses to this fast-growing part of Ward 4. - Funding for an Upper 14th Street Clean Team to benefit residents and businesses along this burgeoning corridor. This will join the ranks of Ward 4’s other clean teams for upper & lower Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street, NW.
- In 2017, Ward 4 saw 559 affordable housing units created or initiated into the pipeline. The Housing Production Trust Fund invested $138 million District-wide into the creation and preservation of affordable housing (Source: DHCD).
- The Parks at Walter Reed development project continues to progress: - Cut ribbon on the DC International School and LAMB Public Charter School, the first active buildings on the new campus. - 3.1 million square feet of mixed-use development, including affordable and market housing, retail, office, scientific research, as well as green space, public recreation, and cultural amenities, will bring significant investment and opportunity to Upper Northwest. - In total, the Parks at Walter Reed will create over 6,000 jobs and generate $1 billion in revenue to fund city services.
Completed the over $10 million Streetscape Improvement Project on Kennedy Street, and created the Kennedy Street Economic Development & Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee.
New developments along Georgia Ave like The Beacon Center and Georgia Row continue the exciting redevelopment of Georgia Avenue into a vibrant and thriving corridor for retail, housing, and so much more.