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Events DC Hosts Community Meeting to Introduce Exterior Streetscape Plans at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to Activate the Perimeter

05/09/2017

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 9, 2017

 
What:   Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia will host a community meeting to introduce exterior streetscape plans at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  The conceptual streetscape designs will feature lighting, art, retail kiosks, digital signage, planters and furnishings to reactive the exterior of the Convention Center and Shaw neighborhood. This meeting will be a preliminary discussion to share the initial plans and obtain feedback from the community and stakeholders.
 
The streetscape plans will act as a complement to the Convention Center, alongside Events DC’s recent expansion of mixed retail tenants and will reinforce the thriving development and revitalized Shaw neighborhood as a convention and entertainment district located in the heart of DC for residents and visitors alike to benefit. 
 
When:  Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Who:     Max Brown, Chairman of Events DC’s Board of Directors
              Gregory A. O’Dell, President & Chief Executive Officer of Events DC
              OMA Representatives
               Events DC Board Members
 
Where:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center
              801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
              Room 152

*Closest Metro: Mount Vernon Sq./7th St-Convention Center*
 
The Convention Center is accessible via Metro on the Green and Yellow Lines (Mount Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center) and the Red Line (Gallery Place). 

RSVP:  We encourage all attendees to RSVP in advance. 

To RSVP for this community meeting, please visit: https://www.xorbia.com/events/eventsdc/streetscape-community-meeting
     
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital.  Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium.  Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com or find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC) and Instagram (@EventsDC). 
 
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