K Street Ribbon Cutting Festival on June 1

Friday May 31, 2013

Washington, DC – On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the K Street streetscape will officially be opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. by Mayor Vincent Gray, DDOT Director Terry Bellamy, ANC Commissioner Maceda, Commissioner Nigro, and Commissioner Judd. The event will be held at the intersection of 5th and K Streets, NW – the new town center of Mount Vernon Triangle.

“The District of Columbia is committed to the revitalization of Mount Vernon Triangle,” said Mayor Vincent Gray. “This is the second streetscape DDOT has completed in recent years, and because of this $7 million investment in public infrastructure, the Triangle is booming!  And this fall, the New Jersey Avenue streetscape will begin.”

Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is organizing the community festival to celebrate the completion of the 15-month, $7 million streetscape that has transformed Mount Vernon Triangle with a new linear park, wide sidewalks, and new streetlights – spurring four groundbreakings in 2012 and three more groundbreakings anticipated in 2013.

“This project represents another successful collaboration between DDOT and the community to create a new, revitalized streetscape,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy. “The new sidewalks, streetlights, and green areas create a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors to enjoy all the amenities that Mount Vernon Triangle has to offer.”

The festival will bring together the community for an afternoon of music, food, and arts and crafts.  Restaurants will provide a Taste of the Triangle, a stage will be programmed all day, and a moon bounce, ball crawl, spin art, balloon crafter, rap artist, and other children’s activities will be available throughout the afternoon.

This event is organized by MVTCID and sponsored by ANC6E, m.flats – Mount Vernon Triangle, Quadrangle, The Wilkes Company, and sponsored in-kind by DDOT, DSLBD, and DCRA.

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a nonprofit organization established to enhance the quality of life for residents, visitors, employees, and property owners by providing clean and safe services, enhancing green space, marketing, and fostering planning and economic development.  To learn more about the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District, visit