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the first floor is a call for imaginative capacity. a learning lab to foster conversations and partnerships that lead to responsive and viable commercial developments.  lack of community engagement leads to short lived independent business ventures; it is vital to build a connection to the community in order to meet vital needs and establish longevity.

the first floor exists to initiate a space for connection, fostering a foundational relationship between the development and community. the first floor programming consists of panels, film series and retail inviting community members and various stakeholders to engage in progressive conversation and patronage. a hybridized space in partnership with the apollo on h, the first floor will thoughtfully explore the following themes. we welcome you to engage. the first floor will launch on saturday december eight two thousand and eighteen at six hundred h st ne washington, dc. join our community at @_thefirstfloor.

Com·mune Com·mons Com·mu·ni·ty

IDENTITY space social dislocation

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOGRAPHY

Equity Ac·cess URBAN PLANNING

Dis·placement Dis·possession Dis·parity

Migration

Development

Preservation HOME(FOR WHOM)