DC releases five-pronged, $400 million plan to revive downtown

Washington unveiled its latest attempt at reviving its downtown with a plan to invest $400 million over five years to rethink existing spaces and invent new ones across different districts. 

The 42-page plan revealed Monday lays out proposals to create new districts dedicated to education hubs, green space, and entertainment areas. The plan works in tandem with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s D.C. Comeback Plan, which she announced in January, setting down the five-year economic development plan for the city. 

“With the future of Downtown, we have a unique opportunity — and responsibility — to be bold, creative, and collaborative,” Bowser wrote on X. “The Downtown Action Plan and Downtown Public Realm Plan give us a road map for how we can work together to deliver on the enormous potential of our Downtown.”

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