Lower Georgia Avenue Community Review of Development Scheduled for Saturday, August 9th

The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force is hosting its third community-wide review of development along lower Georgia Avenue this Saturday (tomorrow) beginning at 9 a.m. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors and discuss how you would like to see the community develop. The full details are below.

From the announcement:

Don’t miss the Lower Georgia Avenue Community Review coming up this Saturday!

WHEN: Saturday August 9th from 9-4

WHERE: The Howard University School of Architecture at 6th and Howard Place NW

DIRECTIONS: From Georgia Avenue traveling south make a left on Howard Place.  The School of Architecture is on the right at the next intersection.

PARKING: There is a lot on the side of the building.  The parking lot entrance is just south of Howard Place on Georgia Avenue.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: Available from the parking lot entrance

Who is this Review for?

This review is for residents, business owners, property owners and other stakeholders of Lower Georgia Avenue.  We especially want the residents to see what’s happening in the community and bring fresh ideas.

What will happen?

In the morning participants can attend small group sessions focusing on three important issues affecting the Lower Georgia Avenue corridor:

  • The Park Morton Redevelopment Project: Four development teams have submitted proposals to redevelop the Park Morton site.  The extent to which the community will be engaged in the process is still unclear.  Representatives from DCHA have been invited to to discuss this and other related issues.  All stakeholders in the Park Morton community should attend this session.
  • The Bruce Monroe Site: As a community we need to gather our thoughts on the long term use of the site. Should it stay a park?  Should it include a public facility?  Development?  This session is the start of a longer process to determine what we want.
  • Community Benefit Packages: Developers often include community benefits as part of their projects, but the stakeholders are not often asked for their preferences.  This session will be a guide to the realities of community benefits, with a list of our priorities.

A free lunch will be provided by the Georgia Avenue Businesses, followed by a large group session which will include:

  • A presentation from the Youth Ambassadors
  • Session summaries and further dialog
  • Statements from Mayoral and Ward 1 candidates in attendance

The schedule will be:

9:00     Continental breakfast

9:15     Orientation

9:30     First session – participants select one of three sessions

11:15   Second Session – participants select one of three sessions

1:00     Free lunch provided by the Georgia Avenue businesses

2:00     Large group session – Reports and further dialog

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