Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Historic Preservation Planning Meeting, Tuesday, September 13, 5:00-7:00

No historic district sign
Protect Chevy Chase Yes! Historic District yard sign
Some people don't think historic preservation designation is a good thing. Others do. Also see "NW Current: Threat of razing sparks outcry on Jocelyn" from the Ward3 DC blog.

From the DC Office of Planning:

Historic Preservation Planning Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 5:00-7:00pm
Sumner School, 17th and M Streets, NW (Third Floor Auditorium)

Join the DC Historic Preservation Office for a public meeting focused on the preparation of the city's five year Historic Preservation Plan (DC Historic Preservation Plan 2015 (Draft)). This plan, last updated in 2007, outlines broad policies and specific goals for historic preservation activities in the District of Columbia.

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input on the state of the preservation movement in the District of Columbia. Feedback and opinions are being sought on the following:

• How well are we taking care of our cultural resources?

• What are some of the successes and failures of preservation in the past five years?

• What conditions: economic, financial, social, political are supporting or presenting challenges to preservation?

• What are the strengths and weaknesses of DC's preservation programs and partners?

I have been meaning to write about this, including a response to the plan draft. Hopefully I'll get to it soon.

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