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DMV's Future in Georgetown Uncertain

Mall landlords unwilling to confirm DMV's return to Georgetown Park.

Though city leaders have promised that the Department of Motor Vehicles will return to Georgetown, a representative for the Georgetown Park Mall made the agency's seem return a bit less certain.

Scott Milsom, speaking for Georgetown Park Mall's landlords Vornado Realty Trust, told the Advisory Neighborhood Commission at a September meeting, that negotiations with the DMV were "ongoing." Milsom said "nothing has been finalized" and that it was his understanding that the DMV would prefer to be near a metro stop.

Milsom's comments came as a surprise.

At the Citizens Association of Georgetown annual meeting in May, Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans told the community that the DMV would return to Georgetown Park. Evans said that Mayor Vincent Gray "has been very supportive" of continuing the DMV operation in Georgetown.

Gray, speaking at the same event, said he was "glad" the DMV "will be maintained here in Georgetown."

Patch has made numerous calls and sent several emails to Vornado, but has received no response.

Evans' office responded to Patch's inquiry with a brief, optimistic statement.

"Discussions are ongoing and we are confident that the DMV will once again return to Georgetown Park," wrote Evans' spokesman Andrew Huff.

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