Upcoming Community Engagement Activities!

"What We've Heard" Webinar - Thursday, October 6, 6-7:30pm

The Office of Planning invites you to attend a Webinar to hear updates on the Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines project. The webinar will cover community feedback we've heard so far through our summer engagement, and what to expect in the upcoming Community Design Conversations scheduled in October. 

Register for the Webinar Here.

 

Community Design Conversations - Saturday October 15 & 22, 10:30am-1:30pm

The Office of Planning is launching a 2-part series of engagements focused on exploring the opportunities that exist for future design and development along the Connecticut Avenue corridor, with a particular focus on Woodley Park and Cleveland Park.

Stakeholders can attend the Community Design Conversations on a walk-in basis, between 10:30am and 1:30pm, and engage in the way that is most meaningful for them, be it through providing written input to convening in a small group discussion. 

Through these engagements, community members and stakeholders will be invited to participate in a facilitated experience that:

  • provides background context on the planning objectives for this process;

  • explores scenarios for future design enhancements and development opportunities that maximizes housing production, particularly affordable housing;

  • investigates how future development in these corridors can support residents with a range of household incomes; and 

  • creates spaces for dialogue and opportunities to share ideas and feedback that can be incorporated into final development and streetscape design guidelines.

 

Register for Part #1 - Woodley Park Community Design Conversations on October 15 Here.

Register for Part #2 - Cleveland Park Community Design Conversations on October 22 Here.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines is a neighborhood planning effort focused on the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods and is part of a broader Rock Creek West Corridors Planning initiative outlined in the 2021 Rock Creek West Road Map. The planning process is led by the DC Office of Planning (OP) and is intended to implement the Comprehensive Plan Act of 2021, particularly where land use designations have been updated along Connecticut Ave.

The Development Guidelines will explore how to support the need for additional housing, particularly affordable housing, in these high-capacity transit nodes while allowing for development that is compatible in character with the established historic districts. The effort will be undertaken in collaboration with OP’s Historic Preservation Office and the Historic Preservation Review Board to determine how design can both support the historic districts and meet the new land use designations provided in the updated Comprehensive Plan.

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Project Contact

Heba ElGawish, Project Manager

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