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Community Land Trusts & the Urban Land Institute

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:04pm

The Urban Land Institute pulled together a team of local experts to help build a Community Land Trust, a key recommendation of the Bridge Park's Equitable Development Plan.

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606 Trail

Chicago's 606 Trail Connects

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:59am

A recent trip to Chicago led me to the 606 Trail - an aged out elevated railroad track transformed into a 2.7 mile walking / running / bike trail connecting communities.


More than a Park

More than a Park

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:34am

By keeping long-time residents at the center of the decision-making process, our equity-first approach of community development has become a national model for how we invest in communities.

Bridge Park Plots

Bridge Park Plots

Join Our Farm Team!

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:57pm

The 11th Street Bridge Park is hiring two part time positions working on our Bridge Park Plots and THEARC Farm. Consider joining our team!

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Oramenta Newsome

In Memoriam

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:50pm

Remembering and honoring Oramenta Newsome, Executive Director of LISC DC (Local Initiatives Support Corp.)

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Chocolate City

Recommended Reads

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:14pm

Over the last year, I've read several books that are shaping our approach to building a more equitable and inclusive D.C. Here are three books that I wholeheartedly recommend.

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Taste of the Harvest

Are You Ready for 2018?!?

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:24pm

We are so excited about next year as we build this community-driven civic space - so many plans in the works. Get ready for 2018!

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Taste of the Harvest

2017 - Year in Review!

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:25pm

See some of our highlights from 2017 - an amazing year building a bridge with the community!

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Rusted Rainbow

The Mighty Mississippi

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:12pm

A recent trip to the Big Easy led to a new riverfront park created from old industrial spaces. Sound familiar?

Working group meeting. Photo credit: Michaela Accardi

Working group meeting. Photo credit: Michaela Accardi

Artists at the Table

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:59am

Over the past few months, the Bridge Park has been asking residents, artists and cultural leaders to identify less tangible aspects of neighborhood change—what makes people feel a sense of belonging in a neighborhood and what changes signal cultural shifts. We've compiled their recommendations around cultural strategies for the Bridge Park and invite your feedback.


“Then to be able to get on the bridge and to realize you are above water sitting at a concert and you think ‘I’m sitting on a bridge listening to a concert.’”

Oramenta Newsom, DC LISC