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D.C. Mayor And Maryland County Execs Talk Development

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The meeting focused on three topics, including public safety and transportation. But economic development was at the forefront.

Mayor Vincent Gray said the city has five to six major development projects on its horizon, but one in particular will have a big impact on its Maryland neighbors.

"We have 62 acres that will be turned over to us at Walter Reed. That will be an opportunity over the next several years for very significant development along the Georgia Avenue corridor," Gray says. "And that shouldn't be just in the District of Columbia because that will have profound impacts on both Montgomery and Prince George's County."

Gray, as well as county executives Isiah Leggett and Rushern Baker, agreed the three jurisdictions have improved their ability to share information over the past 10 years.

But there is still work to do, and that was proved by January's snowstorm that stranded motorists for up to 12 hours as crews struggled to clear roads and direct traffic.


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