On October 20, 2021 we a hosted Recommendation Development Town Hall. Watch the broadcast on the 'Events' tab, view the presentation here, and add your feedback to the draft recommendatins here. Thank you for your input! 

Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan

The Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan will develop a vision for a gateway corridor that is vibrant and meets the needs of adjacent neighborhoods. Building on the 2008 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Corridor Land Development Plan, this new small area plan will focus on implementation efforts along the length of the corridor East of the River. OP will work with community stakeholders and interagency partners to develop recommendations that enhance a safe, accessible, and vibrant public realm; encourage economic development and retail opportunities; improve transportation access and connectivity; and drive socio-economic resiliency.  

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Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan - Recommendation Development

The Office of Planning (OP) is developing an updated vision and implementation plan for Pennsylvania Avenue East. We need your help to develop recommendations that fit your vision for the future of the...

About the Plan

Pennsylvania Avenue East SAP is led by the Office of Planning (OP) and is a cooperative effort with the District's implementing agencies, including OP, Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), East of the River Development, and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). 

Questions? Reach out online at [email protected] or on the phone at 855-925-2801 (pin: 9252)

This plan is managed by Faith Broderick, Community Planner. 

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Learn more from our partners at American University online at: https://pennaveeast.storytelling.city/dc/

The Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan (SAP) is led by the Office of Planning (OP). This plan will develop recommendations that can be implemented within a 10-year horizon to meet the following project goals: 

  • Enhance a safe, accessible, vibrant public realm;
  • Encourage economic development and retail opportunities;
  • Improve transportation access and connectivity; and
  • Explore housing opportunities to improve access for upward mobility.

Get involved today by signing up, taking the survey, or reaching out online:

Frequently Asked Questions

Small Area Plans (SAPs) supplement the Comprehensive Plan by providing more detailed recommendations and implementation strategies for the development of city blocks, corridors, and neighborhoods. The intent of such plans is to guide long-range planning and development that establishes future neighborhood improvements, identifies gaps and opportunities in neighborhood services and amenities, and advances social and economic benefits.

SAPs are developed through a collaborative process that includes meaningful community engagement to communicate the goals and milestones of the planning process and provide opportunities for community dialogue about place-based priorities. SAPs are typically approved by resolution of the DC Council, and key recommendations are incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan Elements.

Learn more about SAPs at planning.dc.gov/page/op-neighborhood-planning

This planning process has been designed to be responsive. The project team is continually checking this project page for new comments and survey responses, emails, and phone messages. All of the feedback we receive over the course of this plan, will help shape recommendations for the final plan. During each community meeting, we will summarize the things we hear over the course of the plan in order to help the community reach a consensus around critical place-based issues.

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