WASHINGTON, DC—Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser hasreceived praise from the business community for her work to bringnew project to her district as a member of the D.C. Council. In2015, the real estate community is hopeful she can jumpstartdevelopment initiatives citywide.

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During her two terms on the D.C. Council, Bowser shepherded anumber of projects in her district, including redevelopment plansof the former Walter Reed Hospital. She alsoassisted in securing an agreement with Safeway andDuball LLC for a plan involving a mix of retailand apartments, according to the Washington Post.

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Bowser, who serves as chairman of the council's economicdevelopment committee, will likely have to take a position on the$300-million D.C. United stadium at Buzzard Pointas well as redevelopment of the Reeves Center on U Street andconstruction of a new city office building on Good Hope Road SE inAnacostia.

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Bowser has said she wants to see D.C. United remain in the citybut is concerned about trading away the Reeves Center to developerAkridge for needed stadium land. If a deal isn't done in the finaldays of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's term, the D.C.United stadium request will land on her desk in January. See storyin the Washington Post.

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John Jordan

John Jordan is a veteran journalist with 36 years of print and digital media experience.