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Former Administrator Participates in Ribbon Cutting

Denise Turner Roth, former Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) was joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Forest City Washington, Inc, Deborah Ratner Salzberg for a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Arris, a mixed use apartment building at the Yards.

Located in the Navy Yard neighborhood along the Anacostia River, in Southeast Washington, D.C., Arris is an 11-story, 327 unit residential and commercial community. GSA played a critical role in transforming the area into a thriving residential and commercial community. The redevelopment is a public and private partnership between GSA and Forest City, and was enabled by the Southeast Public-Private Development Act of 2000.  

“Leveraging the presence of the federal government as a catalyst for community economic development is at the heart of my vision for our Agency’s future,” said Roth. “Our cooperation with Forest City on this project since 2003 serves as a model for this vision and we look forward to another decade of working with them and achieving much more.”

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Arris is one of three residential buildings completed at The Yards. When complete, The Yards will add 5.5 million square feet of space across 24 buildings, including 2,800 residential units and up to 400,000 square feet of retail and dinning and 1.8 million square feet of office space.

“Through our private partnerships, we are adding 66 new affordable units to the burgeoning Navy Yard neighborhood. Together, we will ensure that all residents can afford to live in our great city,” said Mayor Bowser.


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