The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People plans a future headquarters move from Baltimore to D.C., with the civil rights group eventually relocating to a redeveloped Reeves Center at the heart of the U Street corridor.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that she’s signed a letter of intent with the NAACP to bring the group to the District, specifically targeting 2000 14th Street NW, currently the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs, for its new home. The Reeves Center is home to a variety of D.C. government agencies, but Bowser’s administration has spent more than a year weighing its redevelopment potential.
“Washington, D.C., sits at the epicenter of change,” Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, said in a release. “This exceptional opportunity to bring our national headquarters to D.C. will allow us to be even more proactive in serving the Black community, and confronting the serious challenges facing the nation.”
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