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.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Florida Avenue Market Planning Study

Litteri's (Mike the owner, restocking)
Mike the owner, restocking at Litteri's, Florida Market District, DC. Photo by Ken Firestone.

As part of the Florida Market redevelopment legislation, the City Council funded a "small area planning process" for the area, to help mediate the various proposals.

Here is the public meeting schedule

First Public Meeting
Tuesday April 24th, 2007
3:30-5:30 pm -- for Market stakeholders, vendors, etc., especially, but the content at the two meetings is the same.
6:00-8:00 pm -- open to all

The Office of Planning invites property and business owners within the Florida Avenue Market and neighborhood residents and stakeholders around the Market area to help us create development recommendations for this site.

Our goal is to produce recommendations for:
• Urban Design/Public Realm
• Uses
• Parking
• Greening
• Historic Preservation.

2nd Public Meeting
Wednesday May 30th, 2007
Highlights of Possible Redevelopment Session
3:30-5:30 pm
6:00-8:00 pm

Both public meetings will be held at:

Gallaudet University
Foster Auditorium in the Student Academic Center
800 Florida Avenue (enter at 8th Street NE)

Contact: Deborah Crain or Jeff Davis at the Office of Planning, 442-7600



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