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The Friendship Heights Alliance

The Friendship Heights Alliance is a property owner collaborative focused on the transformation of Friendship Heights through placemaking, place branding and place-based economic development. The organization was born out of the once-in-a-generation opportunity to come together around a new vision for the neighborhood, building on its significant strengths to become a dynamic, inclusive, walkable urban place.

What are the Friendship Heights Alliance’s guiding principles?

  • Improving the public realm to make Friendship Heights more walkable and inviting
  • Connecting the retail and public space experience to existing residents and neighbors
  • Supporting more housing, including multifamily opportunities and affordable housing inclusivity
  • Building a sense of place and diverse, inclusive connections to both DC and Maryland

How is the organization funded?

Currently, the Friendship Heights Alliance is funded through a grant from the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and voluntary contributions from member property owners. The Alliance is in the process of building its funding base to include cross-jurisdictional funding.