Posts Tagged ‘anacostia economic development corporation’

A Q&A With AEDC President Stan Jackson on Revitalizing Anacostia—and AEDC

2012's been a big year for Anacostia, but a rough one for the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation. The biggest hit came with AEDC President Butch Hopkins' passing in June, but the neighborhood nonprofit has broader institutional problems. Anacostia residents have frequently criticized AEDC for not getting much done, despite generous public and private funding; its most [...]

Anacostia Business Improvement District Almost Off the Ground

It's been in the works for years, and now the Anacostia Business Improvement District—a formal structure that will levy taxes on property owners to make the neighborhood more attractive—is just waiting on its final approval from the city to get started.
The effort got rolling in earnest in 2008, when Councilmember Marion Barry introduced legislation that [...]