Chevy Chase Small Area Plan
Chevy Chase Small Area Plan
The Chevy Chase Small Area Plan (SAP) will be a guiding vision for inclusive growth rooted in a people-centered planning and design approach that aligns with citywide priorities of housing production, economic recovery, and equity and racial justice. The SAP focuses on land use, housing, urban design, and community development, supported by technical analysis, community engagement, and public outreach.
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The Draft CCSAP public comment period closed on May 13, 2022. The next step is for OP to submit the final SAP to Council for approval by Resolution. OP's Council submission will include a summary of any changes made to the Draft CCSAP and a record of public comments received in writing and transcribed from the public hearing.
During the public comment period, over 100 written comments were submitted by individuals using an online form. OP also hosted a Public Hearing on the Draft Chevy Chase Small Area Plan on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (Chadsey Hall), located at One Chevy Chase Circle, NW. Each individual was provided 3 minutes of time to submit oral testimony for the record. 32 people participated in the hearing, which was also streamed live online.
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Download the Public Hearing transcript.
About the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan
In Fiscal Year 2021, Council allocated funding for the DC Office of Planning (OP) to undertake a SAP in the Chevy Chase neighborhood along Connecticut Avenue, NW. Led by OP, the SAP will be developed in coordination with partner agencies undertaking the design plans for the Chevy Chase Community Center / Library redevelopment project and the Connecticut Avenue Reversible Lane Study.
The District's amended Comprehensive Plan proposes a moderate increase in density along Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase (in blue on map). The Chevy Chase SAP will explore how new buildings could look and function, to support the commercial district and provide new housing options including affordable housing, subject to future zoning changes. The Chevy Chase SAP boundary covers the two-blocks around the proposed land use change area, west to 41st Street, NW, south to Military Road, NW, and east to Nevada Avenue, NW. This area includes side streets with low density residential (semi-detached, detached homes) and Connecticut Avenue’s medium density residental (apartments and condominium homes). No land uses changes are proposed for these areas. Community participation is also not limited to the SAP boundary.
Who we are:
The Chevy Chase Small Area Plan is led by the DC Office of Planning (OP), with support from partner DC government agencies.
The plan is managed by:
Erkin Ozberk, Ward 3 and 4 Planner, Project Manager (OP)
Heba ElGawish, Community Planner, Assistant Project Manager (OP)
Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.