On December 19, 2023, Executive Director Yesim Sayin was interviewed by Fox 5:
Executive Director Yesim Sayin says less foot traffic could mean a rise in crime in an area where violence is already a concern.
“Fewer events at the arena means fewer people coming to these restaurants and that means jobs lost – a tremendous shock to people working at restaurants,” she told FOX 5.
With the FBI headquarters moving to Prince George’s County, Maryland, Sayin believes the city would need to collaborate with the federal government to redevelop the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
“It is an entire city block. it’s five acres and today, it is a low-rise office building that’s designed to repel people, not attract people,” Sayin said.
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