Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan, 2nd Public
The second public meeting on the development of the Office of Planning’s
Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan, focusing on housing,
retail, and public space issues in the area bounded by New York Avenue,
Massachusetts Avenue, 12th Street, Vermont Avenue, U Street, Florida Avenue,
and New Jersey Avenue, NW, will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon
Place, NW, in Meeting Room 102.
At this workshop, the public will be asked to review three conceptual
designs developed by the project consultants following the compilation of a
variety of types of information on current conditions in the neighborhood.
Each conceptual vision will be described by a physical plan, a financial
feasibility model, and analyses of development costs, traffic generation,
costs for needed infrastructure improvements, public versus nonpublic
financial contribution, regulatory relief, taxable revenue projections, and
other factors to assist in the selection of the final plan. These options
will be refined into one preferred option. This planning initiative does not
include the old convention center site.
More information, including the PowerPoint presentation from the first
public meeting to discuss the future of the area around the new convention
center on October 14, 2003, can be found at the following URL:
To RSVP or for more information, contact Ward 2 Neighborhood Planner Chris
Shaheen of the DC Office of Planning at 202-442-7631 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs are recommended but not required.