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The Principian Ventures Parcel42 proposal forgoes the usual and blends the unexpected by incorporating unique retail, affordable housing and hospitality. In doing so, our project will create over 75 long-term jobs, 300+ construction jobs, scholarships and internships for D.C. youth focused in Hospitality career paths and much more. Shaw/D.C. Residents, this is your chance to show support for a unique cause that will positively impact your community for decades to come. Join us, and vote for Jobs @ Parcel42 with Principian Ventures!

Letter to
Kevin Chapple
Doris Brooks
Rachelle Nigro
and 4 others
Planning and Economic Development Deputy Mayor's Office
Planning and Economic Development Deputy Mayor's Office
Alexander Padro
ANC
I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for a proposal to develop Parcel 42 located at 7th and Rhode Island N.W. into affordable housing and a vibrant unique extended-stay hotel that brings over 300 construction jobs, approximately 75 permanent jobs, and generates over $18 million in tax revenue to The District of Columbia.

These much needed funds can be used toward workforce development, education, and hiring of police officers and fire fighters. I represent a member of the D.C. community and support new and innovative ways to spur economic development in the District of Columbia – particularly in Shaw. As a District resident and voter, I would be excited to see the District support a project that not only adds an affordable housing component and great retail but also brings the hospitality industry, a known job creator, to the Shaw community.

As our community evolves residents appreciate their voices being heard on the changing landscape of their neighborhood. In our eyes, this project is long overdue. Underserved corridors need a vibrant component that not only meets the immediate needs of our community but the long term needs, which is affordable housing and job growth. The Hospitality project proposed at Parcel 42 creates moderately priced housing that is designed to meet the needs of the community while at the same time addressing the greater need for bringing jobs to our community. Located near the historic Howard University and Howard Theater, the addition of a Marriot TownePlace Suites - extended stay hotel would encourage small business development in our corridors were an active and diverse community longs for creative retail options.

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for a proposal to develop Parcel 42 located at 7th and Rhode Island N.W. into affordable housing and a vibrant unique extended stay hotel that brings over 300 construction jobs, approximately 75 permanent jobs, and generates over $18 million in tax revenue to The District. These much needed funds can be used toward workforce development, education, and hiring of police officers and fire fighters. I represent a member of the community and support new and innovative ways to spur economic development in the District of Columbia – particularly in Shaw. As a District resident and voter, I would be excited to see the District support a project that not only adds an affordable housing component and great retail but also brings the hospitality industry, a known job creator, to the Shaw community.

As our community evolves residents appreciate their voices being heard on the changing landscape of their neighborhood. In our eyes, this project is long overdue. Underserved corridors need a vibrant component that not only meets the immediate needs of our community but the long term needs, which is affordable housing and job growth. The Hospitality project proposed at Parcel 42 creates moderately priced housing that is designed to meet the needs of the community while at the same time addressing the greater need for bringing jobs to our community. Located near the historic Howard University and Howard Theater, the addition of a Marriot TownPlaces Suites - extended stay hotel would encourage small business development in our corridors were an active and diverse community longs for creative retail options.

Again, I fully support the proposal put forth that uniquely combine affordable housing and the hospitality industry in a wonderful location that creates jobs for D.C. Residents.