Faced with FOIA requests and public uproar over the selection process for a group of new homeless shelter for families, Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s administration today released a list of almost three dozen sites that were under consideration. The mayor hopes to open seven new, smaller facilities by 2018 in order to replace D.C. General.
“We were looking for roughly 30,000 square feet per site, preferably close to public transportation and other services and amenities, and sites that are economically feasible—and able to be developed within a 24 to 30 month timeline,” said a spokesperson for the administration in a release. “We started by looking at District-owned properties in the city’s inventory. Once we had exhausted that inventory, we looked for properties to purchase or lease.”
Here are the locations:
Key: white = sites that were selected; red = proposed site was not large enough; purple = unsuccessful negotiation; orange = other reason for rejection
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