With a lawsuit settled, D.C. Council could finally pass subsidy for Anacostia’s Reunion Square

After a false start last summer, a plan to use tax dollars to finance Anacostia’s Reunion Square redevelopment is set to move forward.

D.C. Councilman Trayon White, D-Ward 8, reintroduced legislation Thursday creating a tax-increment financing plan for the long-stalled project in his ward. He’d originally hoped to advance the bill back in July, only to see concerns about one of the developers working on Reunion Square, Curtis Investment Group, convince the council to press pause.

Specifically, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sued the Maryland-based firm in June, alleging the company discriminated against renters looking to use housing vouchers to afford Curtis’ D.C. apartments. But the company recently settled with the District in that case, agreeing earlier this month to reform its practices and send the city $900,000 in compensation.

With that case resolved, the work on Reunion Square is set to move ahead. White’s legislation calls for the District to issue no more than…

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