D.C.’s mayor is taking a step forward in reclaiming some of the empty office space downtown by appointing a new director to lead the Department of Buildings, who is also an architect.
With the majority of downtown offices indicating no plans to return to full-time work in person, the city is reclaiming commercial space. Mayor Muriel Bowser has hired an architect to handle the job.
“We’re adding people to our downtown, and that’s where we need incentives, and because we have a downtown that’s 90% commercial, that’s not the case in any other ward in the District of Columbia,” said Bowser in a news conference on Monday.
Bowser announced Brian Hanlon will lead the Department of Buildings.
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