Ivanka Trump visits the Wilson Building

February 27, 2012

(Office of D.C. Council member Jack Evans)

As the Trump Organization’s executive vice president for development and acquisitions, she is leading the effort to convert the historic property into a luxury hotel.

She posed for the pic above with D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2). A spokesman for Evans, Andrew Huff, called it “just a courtesy meeting to introduce herself to Jack.” The Old Post Office is located in his ward.

Trump, notably, did not visit with Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) or his economic development officials, two mayoral spokesman said. It is unclear whether she visited with other council members.

Do note that city officials have little say or control over the Old Post Office deal. The site is owned by the federal government and controlled by the General Services Administration, and is subject to approvals from the federally appointed National Capital Planning Commission and Commission of Fine Arts — not to mention potential congressional meddling. City historic preservation officials, however, will have the chance to review Trump’s plans to make sure they are in keeping with existing restrictions on the property.

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.
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