What’s Inside Mayor Bowser’s Downtown Action Plan?

When DC Mayor Muriel Bowser dropped her Comeback Plan earlier this year, it featured two big tasks for the downtown region: add 15,000 residents to downtown by 2028 and rethink an area that’s currently about 90% commercial and retail.

Today, Bowser and other government partners officially launched the Downtown Action Plan, which aims to get the district one step closer to actually achieving these goals. At the core of this plan, according to the mayor, is a “vibrant, robust downtown that contributes to the overall vibrancy of our city” and, yes, changing all those office buildings into residences. At an event Wednesday, she, alongside leadership from the Downtown and Golden Triangle Business Improvement Districts and at-large councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, offered a glimpse into the nitty gritty work of downtown redevelopment.