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 will focus on land use, housing, urban design, and community development, supported by technical analysis, community engagement, and public outreach. Click on the tabs below to sign up for emails updates, view past events, learn about the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), and more.
Chevy Chase SAP Draft Vision and Goals for Community Feedback
Click here to read through the Chevy Chase SAP draft Vision and Goals and share your feedback. Comments are open through October 8, 2021.
The draft Vision and Goals were developed based on robust community engagement between the months of March and June in 2021, anchored by a series of virtual Visioning Workshops and an online Visioning Survey. In addition to these public engagements, the Vision and Goals were developed in collaboration with partner District agencies and feedback from the Chevy Chase SAP Community Advisory Committee.
Meanwhile, planning to attend Chevy Chase Day on September 18? Find the OP project team and members of the Chevy Chase SAP Community Advisory Committee at the event to talk about the SAP process and the future of the Connecticut Avenue corridor in Chevy Chase and pick up a paper copy of the Vision and Goals document.
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.