The Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan (SAP) is led by the Office of Planning (OP) and with community input and visioning, will develop recommendations to meet the project goals.

​During the visioning phase of this planning process, you shared your vision for the future of the corridor. Building on your vision for the corridor, we are developing draft plan recommendations. Your feedback and input on recommendations will help ensure the plan meets your vision for the future of the corridor. 

Project Goals:

Penn Ave Project Goals

Draft Vision Statements

Based on your feedback, the following draft vision statements have been developed. These vision statements will help guide recommendation development. Please share your reflections on each vision statement below.  

Penn Ave Youth Visioning

Vibrant Public Realm: Highlight Pennsylvania Avenue as a destination where all residents can live, work, eat, play, and meaningfully connect with neighbors through investments in high-quality and well-maintained community serving public spaces that incorporate park features, art, commemorations, and respond to local culture.

Updated 10/18/2021

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Does the Vibrant Public Realm draft vision statement fit your vision for the future of the corridor?

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If no, what do you want the vision statement to capture?

Transportation Access and Connectivity: Establish Pennsylvania Avenue as a multimodal gateway that incorporates easily accessible transit options, vehicular safety, and comfortable pedestrian and bicycle access to all users while providing efficient connections to employment, retail, parks and open spaces, services, and other neighborhoods.   

Updated 10/18/2021

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Does the Transportation Access and Connectivity draft vision statement fit your vision for the future of the corridor?

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If no, what do you want the vision statement to capture?

Housing Opportunities and Affordability: Encourage homeownership and rental opportunities for households across the income spectrum by taking advantage of mixed-used redevelopment opportunities to retain long-time residents, support first time homebuyers, families, and households on fixed incomes to foster a thriving, diverse community.

Updated 10/18/2021

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Does the Housing Opportunities and Affordability draft vision statement fit your vision for the future of the corridor?

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If no, what do you want the vision statement to capture?

Economic Development and Retail Opportunities: Strive towards a culturally healthy and wealthy economy by encouraging mixed-use redevelopment that supports a vibrant retail destination and meets the shopping needs of residents by attracting and retaining new businesses and creating opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs.

Updated 10/18/2021

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Does the Economic Development and Retail Opportunities draft vision statement fit your vision for the future of the corridor?

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If no, what do you want the vision statement to capture?