All: Support the Half Street Market Initiative!
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All: Support the Half Street Market Initiative!

    1. Petition by

      Half Street Market


The Half Street Market initiative is a community-led effort to transform a vacant federally-owned warehouse located at 49 L Street, SE in Washington, D.C. 

We are advocating for the creation of a public market and restaurant that will operate a workforce development and education program for D.C. residents, host community education programming, and provide a commercial kitchen incubator with access to small business formation resources for culinary entrepreneurs.

This initiative continues to gain momentum thanks to the dedication and engagement of local residents. Over the past months, the Half Street Market team has met with a number of D.C. agencies as well as community members and stakeholders to discuss to concept. In April, we received a Certificate of Incorporation from D.C. so that we can establish a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization to support the Half Street Market initiative.

We have been encouraged by the overwhelming amount of positive feedback that we have received, and wanted to give YOU the opportunity to officially voice your support!

Tell your representatives that you support the Half Street Market initiative, and why this project will benefit your community!

Thank you for your support!

Nathan Alberg

Rachel Reilly Carroll

David Garber

Nicolas Baca, Jr.

Betsy Allman

Brandon Budman

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Congressional Hearing to Discuss Building at 49 L St. - 4/25 @ 9:30 am

      The House Subcommittee on Government Operations is holding a Congressional hearing at 49 L Street (proposed Half Street Market building) to discuss options for addressing unused and vacant GSA properties. Representatives from the GSA and GAO have been asked to testified alongside ANC 6D02 Commissioner Ed Kaminski and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells.

      This hearing is open to the public, and we encourage you to attend!

      49 L Street SE (vacant building across from Navy Yard metro)
      9:30 am on Thursday, April 25th

      The Half Street Market team extends their thanks to Councilmember Tommy Wells, who has signaled that he will express support for the Half Street Market initiative during this hearing.

    3. Reached 5 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 4 months ago

      The opportunity to transform this location into a market with employment and training opportunities for ANC6D residents is crucial to the sustainability and improved quality of life for all residents in this community.

    • Erin Architzel WASHINGTON, DC
      • 5 months ago

      Own property in this neighborhood and think it's a great idea!

    • Amy Stringer NORWICH, VT
      • 5 months ago

      I want this for my grandchildren who live in SW. This would be a great addition to the community.

    • Lina Naik SILVER SPRING, MD
      • 6 months ago

      I would like to sell my goods there.

    • George Todorovic WASHINGTON, DC
      • 6 months ago

      Because an educational source of food other than hot dogs and popcorn will greatly benefit and diversify the area surrounding the ballpark.


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