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MVSD Project feedback due on Monday Dec 20th

The Office of Planning shared their Priority Recommendations and Draft Document for the Mount Vernon Square District project several weeks back. Feedback from the community is due by Monday December 20th. You may send your comments to via email to Patricia Zingsheim (patricia.zingsheim@dc.gov).

The Office of Planning reorganized their website in early December leading to many old links being broken and several files seemingly MIA. For now, given the immediacy of the feedback deadline, I’ve uploaded the 102 page Draft recommendations document to the the MVTriangleblog server.

For past coverage of the Mount Vernon Square District project on this blog follow the MVSD-project tag.

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Mount Vernon Square District: Priority Recommendations and Draft Document

The Office of Planning has shared their Priority Recommendations and Draft Document for the Mount Vernon Square District project. The 102 page PDF document is meticulous in it’s attention to detail.

Feedback on the draft recommendations is due by December 20th. I believe you may send your comments via email to Patricia Zingsheim (patricia.zingsheim@dc.gov).

For past coverage of the Mount Vernon Square District project on this blog follow the MVSD-project tag.

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Mount Vernon Square District Public Meeting is TONIGHT

Last Fall the Office of Planning hosted two public meetings to engage community stakeholders on creating a vision for Mount Vernon Square and the and surrounding blocks. An overarching goal was to create a distinctive and sustainable place that is a local destination and multi-modal hub.

OP has invited us to review draft recommendations and comment on priority projects that have been developed over the past year. Drafts of the plan will be made available by the DC Office of Planning for review and comment following the open house.

November 10, 2010 6-8 PM
Carnegie Library Building
Historical Society of Washington DC
801 K Street NW, Washington DC 20001

For past coverage of the Mount Vernon Square District project on this blog follow the MVSD-project tag.

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Mount Vernon Square District Public Meeting #3

Last Fall the Office of Planning hosted two public meetings to engage community stakeholders on creating a vision for Mount Vernon Square and the and surrounding blocks. An overarching goal was to create a distinctive and sustainable place that is a local destination and multi-modal hub.

OP has invited us to review draft recommendations and comment on priority projects that have been developed over the past year. Drafts of the plan will be made available by the DC Office of Planning for review and comment following the open house.

November 10, 2010 6-8 PM
Carnegie Library Building
Historical Society of Washington DC
801 K Street NW, Washington DC 20001

For past coverage of the Mount Vernon Square District project on this blog follow the MVSD-project tag.

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The Triangle favors Alternative 3 for MVSD Transporation study

Last Friday I provided an update on the  Mount Vernon Square District Project for which public comment is due by January 22nd. The Office of Planning has devised four alternatives for the public to consider and is also accepting of feedback on individual components within the alternatives. The feedback form is rather cumbersome to make use of as you’d have to print it, circle your choices and scan it back into PDF to email to Christopher Ziemann – but it has been suggested you may forgo the form and simply submit whatever written comments you have in an email.

Follow the Read More link for the rest to read my priorities for evaluating the alternative and the modified Alternative 3 I’ll be submitting to OP in my feedback.

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Mount Vernon Square District Project feedback due Jan 22nd

Late last year the Office of Planning had two rounds of public open houses for the Mount Vernon Square District Project. The project is designed to generate implementation‐driven solutions for specific transportation, public realm and real estate challenges and opportunities in the blocks, streets, and reservations surrounding Mount Vernon Square.

The October public open house gathered reems of feedback from community attendees. The second open house that followed December unveiled four transportation alternatives for public consideration and have been nicely summarized at Greater Greater Washington. The planning office is now requesting community feedback on the transportation alternatives be submitted by January 22nd. To submit your feedback fill out this form, that allows for both rank ordering of alternatives and feedback on specific components, and send it via email to christopher.ziemann@dc.gov.

MVSD Transportation Alternative 3; Click to Enlarge

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GGW recaps Mount Vernon Square District Project meeting

Geoff Hatchard, Jeb Stenhouse, and David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington have summarized the four multi-modal transportation options unveiled at the second public meeting for the Mount Vernon Square District Project. The proposed alternatives aim to transform 7th and 9th Streets into multi-modal corridors that place greater emphasis on pedestrian and cyclist safety. The summary crafted by GGW outlines the alternatives in great detail and links to pictures of the diagrams that Hatchard snapped with his camera.

I’ll hash into this more after Office of Planning makes the presentation materials available online.

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Reminder: Mount Vernon Square District Project Meeting is Tonight

Tonight the Office of Planning hosts a followup public meeting for the Mount Vernon Square District Project from 6-8PM at the Carnegie Library Building. The forum will outline learnings from the public input given during the October 1st public meeting and share OP’s current recommendations and design options.

Mount Vernon Square District Project
Objective
This project is designed to generate implementation‐driven solutions for specific transportation, public realm and real estate challenges and opportunities in the blocks, streets, and reservations surrounding Mount Vernon Square.

Project Goals

  • Create a distinctive and sustainable place.
  • Solve traffic and circulation issues to create a multi-modal hub and appealing pedestrian environment.
  • Maintain a deep sense of history and local meaning.
  • Create clear links in all directions to other key destinations.
  • Maximize the draw of this area as a local destination.
  • Improve and activate open spaces.

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Mount Vernon Square District Project Meeting

The Office of Planning will host a followup public meeting for the Mount Vernon Square District Project on Wednesday December 9th from 6-8PM at the Carnegie Library Building. The forum will outline learnings from the public input given during the October 1st public meeting and share OP’s current recommendations and design options.

Mount Vernon Square District Project
The project website has posted a digest of the public feedback from the previous meeting. A substantial number of comments urged OP to restore Reservation 177 to a proper bowtie park. Presently MPD has paved over the land to create a surface parking lot.

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Meeting Tonight: MVS District Study

DC Office of Planning
Invitation to the Mount Vernon Square District Study
Kick-Off Meeting

Thursday, October 1, 6:00 – 8:00pm

The meeting will take place at the
Historical Society of Washington DC
801 K Street, NW

The Office of Planning will inform the community about the study and seek feedback from those attending on existing transportation, economic, and public space conditions

Questions
Emily Yates
202.442.7704
Emily.Yates@dc.gov

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