Monday, September 23, 2013

Updates & Progress

Half Street Market Supporters,

Our Thoughts are with our Navy Neighbors...

First and foremost, the Half Street Market Team wants to extend our thoughts and prayers to all those effected by last Monday’s tragedy at Navy Yard. We are a tight-knit community, and because of this, we are fortunate to be able to lean on our friends and neighbors as we move forward.



Request Sent to GSA

Secondly, we wanted to let you know that our Councilmember Tommy Wells has written a letter to GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, urging that the GSA engage with him and the community as they move forward in their decision making process on the reuse of the 49 L Street SE warehouse. He states that he encourages“GSA to work with local community members who have developed and championed the Half Street Market initiative.”

We are very thankful for Tommy and his office's support of both our concept, and for his broader support of a property use that benefits both our local community and The District of Columbia.  We have crafted our own letter to GSA requesting community coordination, and we will update you when we receive a response!


Video & T-Shirt Progress

Also, we thought we'd update you on our video & t-shirt progress (yes, we're still working on those!).  We've been hard at work interviewing local residents and public officials to put together a great piece for advocacy efforts.  We also have a t-shirt design and are in the process of finding the best way to order and distribute them (t-shirts are a surprisingly high up-front cost!).  We'll let you know the minute we have both ready - we're very eager to get them out in public!

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