Announcing Community Office Hours

for the

Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor

Small Area Plan

Fridays, 3 to 6 pm

July 19th: 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE

July 26th: 44th and Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE

Residents and stakeholders, join DC Office of Planning Staff on July 19th and July 26th to share your comments and feedback on the draft Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Small Area Plan (NHBCSAP).  The review and public comment period is open from July 1st to August 15th, 2024.  This is your opportunity to speak with staff and share your feedback on the draft plan. Stop by our pop-up office hours between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to review the plan, ask questions, and share your feedback.  Office hours will take place at the following locations:

  • July 19: 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue (Faunteroy Community Center

  • July 26: 44th and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue (Mennick's Market)

You may also provide comments via email at:


Draft Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Small Area Plan Open for Public Comment

Draft NHBC-SAP Plan

For the past year and a half, the Office of Planning (OP) has been developing the Draft Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Small Area Plan in coordination with residents, stakeholders, and DC Government agencies. The Draft NHBC-SAP is a guiding document that will serve the Nannie Helen Burroughs community and District agencies in future years to implement policies outlined in the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The Draft NHBC-SAP includes recommendations to achieve this vision around four themes: Housing and Economic Development; Parks and Green Spaces; History and Culture; and Public Realm and Urban Design Guidelines.

As part of the small area planning process, OP will release the Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor-Small Area Draft Plan (“Draft NHBC-SAP”) for public comment from July 1, 2024, through August 15, 2024.

OP will host a Public Hearing on the Draft NHBC-SAP on Saturday, August 3, 2024, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Faunteroy Community Center, Washington DC 20002. At the Public Hearing, individuals can provide 3 minutes of testimony for the record. The public hearing will be transcribed. Written comments may be submitted into the record via online form at:

Hard copies can be found at the Deanwood Recreation Center and Faunteroy Community Center. Additional hard copies can be made available upon request. The plan is also available on our website at  If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at (202) 442-7615 or by e-mail at


We have prepared our Draft NHBC-SAP Plan and want to hear from you!


We have prepared our Draft Existing Conditions report and want to hear from you!

Cover photo of Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Small Area Plan



Get Involved.  You are Invited to Participate.  


Goals for the Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Study Area


The Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor SAP (NHBC-SAP) will provide the vision for a more vibrant corridor that includes a mix of uses including retail and housing, parks and green spaces, and stronger pedestrian and multimodal connections. Led by the DC Office of Planning, the effort is a collaborative process that provides opportunities for community input. The SAP supplements the Comprehensive Plan and will serve as a guide for future development. 


Project Goals:

  1. Public Realm and Urban Design Guidelines: Create guiding principles for active street environments, open spaces, and park environments that help reinvigorate the commercial corridor while improving user accessibility.  Develop strategies to improve the pedestrian experience of the corridor’s gateways, including the activation and maintenance of the significant amount of green space, while guiding density for commercial, retail, and residential uses. 

  1. Development Opportunity Analysis: Provide guidance for new mixed-use development at key nodes along the corridor, including potential for additional housing, retail, and commercial uses. The analysis will also include the potential for development from faith-based institutions along and adjacent to the corridor.

Map of Study Area

To request language assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please complete this form at least 5 days before the event. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Planning at or 202-442-7600.