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We partnered with the University of the District of Columbia, faith communities and organizations to create Bridge Park Plots.


Bridge Park equity meeting -- people sitting around a table.

We are aiming to bridge the economic divide in our nation’s capital.

Bridging D.C.‘s Starkest Divide

Can a park over the Anacostia River spur a revolution in urban development?


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  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    The Kojo Nnamdi Show

    When housing prices rise, the poor move out and the well-to-do move in. It’s a process Washington has seen in neighborhood after neighborhood. But where do Washingtonians who are pushed out by gentrification go? 
  • Monday, November 21, 2016

    Next City

    Can a park over the Anacostia River spur a revolution in urban development?
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Greater Greater Washington

    Very few Ward 8 residents are homeowners—only about 24 percent in fact, with many people calling it "the renter's ward" and a lot of residents believing that buying a home will never be a possibility. There are paths to homeownership in Ward 8, though. Here's one example of how residents are making it happen.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016


    As the sun set over the 11th Street bridge on Saturday, Scott Kratz turned around to see what he describes as “fireflies” flickering behind him. Kratz, the director of 11th Street Bridge Park, was among a crowd of nearly 300 people who walked from Yards Park to the Anacostia Arts Center.
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016


    The Arts Task Force was created to seek input from community leaders to drive and determine programs that will make the biggest impact in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River (Wards 7 and 8). I