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PublicKickOff April27,10:00am 12:30am CommunityAcademyPublicCharterSchool(1st andPStreets,NW)

Study Area


Planning Framework

Small Area Plan

Livability Study
(Companion Study)
Agency Representatives

Advisory Committee

Focus Groups

UrbanDesign Redevelopment LandUse/Zoning + HistoricResources Parks/OpenSpaces CommercialRevitalization

VehicularFlow TransitAccess BikeFacilities PedestrianSafety LID,PublicRealm


What is a Small Area Plan (SAP)?

Supplements the Comprehensive Plan by providing detailed

direction for areas ranging in size from a few city blocks to entire neighborhoods or corridors
Prepared for places in the city where District action is necessary to

manage growth, promote revitalization, or achieve other longrange planning goals in the Comprehensive Plan
Results in a Plan that helps identify recommendations and resources for change

Involves a consensus building process and a formal Council

approval process (SAPs are adopted by the DC Council by resolution)

Examples include the H Street NE corridor, the Takoma Metro station area,

and the Shaw/Convention Center area


What is a Livability Study?

Livability is a term that

refers to community quality of life as experienced by the people who live, work and recreate in a neighborhood.
Neighborhood Mobility:
Surface Improvements Transit Access Walking & Biking Stormwater Management (LID)

Planning Questions
What uses will enhance our neighborhood

when public facilities are redeveloped?

What is our economic development strategy

and how do we attract new neighborhood serving retail while improving existing businesses?
How can our streets and open spaces be

enhanced and safer, and how should they be programmed and better connected?
How can we preserve the character of our

neighborhoods and promote sustainability?

How can we best accommodate housing

redevelopment and maintain affordability?


Planning Objectives

Neighborhood Resources

Commercial Revitalization

Parks & Open Space



Transportation, Public Space, & Stormwater




Creative Engagement

Creative Engagement


Process and Timeline

April May
Kick-Off & Visioning Existing Conditions

August September
Alternatives & Draft Recommendations Final Recommendations

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March 13 Advisory Committee Meeting April 27 Kick-Off and Visioning

June July

Purpose of Kick-Off
Tell us about Issues and Opportunities!
Transportation & Public Space Redevelopment & Housing Historic Resources Parks & Open Space Commercial Revitalization

Meet your neighbors and learn about your surrounding

Influence the Mid City East Plan!


Next Steps
Public Meetings and Workshops:
Focus Area Meetings: May 23, June 12 & June 20 Transportation Pop-Up Design Stations: June 7 & 8

Meet-Ups and Walking Tours:

WALK: April 27, 1:00 pm2:00 pm (Listening Tour) WALK: May 10, 6:00 pm8:00 pm (Mid City East through Time: Eckington) WALK: May 11, 9:00 am11:30 am (From the Eyes of Residents Photo Tour)

Office Hours:
April 29May 3, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm (Various Locations)

Next Steps
Online Engagement:
Visit our Website for Current Documents and Upcoming Office Hours, Meet-

Ups, Workshops & Meetings:

Engage on MindMixer: Chat on Twitter using #midcityeast Join the Flicker group called Mid City East

Contact Us Directly:

Joyce Tsepas Office of Planning Small Area Plan Project Manager 202-535-1556

Gabriela Vega District Department of Transportation Livability Study Project Manager 202.478.1458