And the Office of Planning has set the time and location for the Van Ness community visioning workshop on Saturday, January 31st. It will be at the UDC law school from 9 a.m. to noon.
OP’s Ward 3 planner, Ryan Hand, told the community in November that this process is focusing on the Connecticut Avenue corridor from Van Ness Street north to Albemarle Street, in an effort “to improve the retail climate and the public realm, and try to make both more vibrant and lively.”
Hand provided these details of the January 31st workshop and OP’s Van Ness office hours:
The DC Office of Planning invites you to a Community Visioning Workshop on January 31st at the UDC Law School (4340 Connecticut Avenue, room 214) from 9am to noon.
Community members will help craft a vision for the commercial core by discussing priorities, concerns, possibilities, and limitations. At the workshop participants will learn about possibilities for increased sustainability, streetscape enhancements, and more vibrant retail. Then participants will contribute to facilitated discussions which will be used to craft a framework for development and investment in Van Ness.
In addition to the Community Workshop, the Office of Planning will be hosting three “drop in office hours” in Van Ness over the coming weeks. Come by and share your thoughts about what you like about Van Ness, what could be improved, and what you hope the future will look like.
We also encourage you to share your thoughts online at vanness.mindmixer.com. You can also get more information about the project by visiting planning.dc.gov/vanness. If you have any questions or comments about the Van Ness Vision Framework please feel free to reach out to me by email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 442-7619.