STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO ON FRANKLIN PARK-RELATED LEGISLATION

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From DowntownDC Business Improvement District President & CEO Neil Albert:

“The president’s signature today on the federal lands package is a major milestone for the District of Columbia because the legislation permits the transformation of Franklin Park, the largest park in DowntownDC. The District of Columbia is now able to invest its capital dollars in the renovation and construction of the park through a cooperative management agreement with the U.S. National Park Service (NPS).

The DowntownDC BID would like to thank NPS, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the DC Department of General Services, the DC Office of Planning, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and BID members and stakeholders for their partnership in this effort. We look forward to our future role as the District’s operation and maintenance partner for this 21st century park in the heart of the District.”