WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (invited), U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown (invited), Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry,Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor L. Hoskins, Department of General Services Director Brian Hanlon, principals from KADCON and Davis Brody Bond and Ward 8 community leaders will cut the ribbon on the new St. Elizabeths East Campus Gateway Pavilion.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The ceremony will be followed by Mayor Gray’s regular Biweekly Press Briefing
WHERE: St. Elizabeths East Campus
2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
BACKGROUND: The Gateway Pavilion signals the first time members of the public have been welcomed onto the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus. The Gateway Pavilion is an innovative, flexible and aesthetically unique structure designed to serve a wide range of interim uses, including food vendors, pop-up retail, community events and other uses that will stimulate economic development in Ward 8 and provide amenities to the community and to visitors and workers who frequent the area. The structure will allow residents, visitors and employees at the new federal offices on the St. Elizabeths West Campus the opportunity to experience the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus before its Phase I redevelopment into a full mixed-use site is complete.