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Community Review of Georgia Avenue Sat.

by Prince Of Petworth August 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments

Thanks to all who forwarded the info. From an email:

“The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force invites you to a

Community Review of Georgia Avenue
Saturday August 7th from 9-4
HU School of Architecture – 6th and Howard Place NW

(Parking is available – the entrance to the lot is just south of Howard Place on Georgia Ave)

The GACDTF has been working to bring the voice of the residents and business owners to the process of redeveloping Georgia Avenue from New Hampshire Avenue to S Street. This Community Review is a milestone in creating a plan that works for everyone.

Registration begins at 9am. Small group discussions will be held from 9:30 until 1:00 on the following schedule:

9:30 – 10:30 Concurrent Topics – Housing, Shopping, Entertainment, Getting Around

10:45 – 11:45 Concurrent Topics – Entertainment, Shopping, Economic Development, Environment

12:00 – 1:00 Concurrent Topics – Housing, Economic Development, Getting Around, Environment

1:00 – 2:00 Free lunch provided by area businesses

2:00 – 4:00 Large group discussion: Summary of Small Groups and Visioning

Details after the jump.

Discussion items for each topic include:

Living on Georgia Avenue – Housing Options

Shopping on Georgia Avenue
· Business Environment
· Retail Options
· Economic Opportunity
· Senior, Youth, and Family Needs
· Food options

· Nightlife
· Cultural Preservation Amid Change
· What Brings you out?
· Food/Drink Options
· Senior/Youth/Family Needs
· Recreation/Open Spaces
· Safety

Getting around on Georgia Avenue
· Walking
· Driving
· Buses
· Sidewalks
· Safety
· Accessibility
· Biking
· Streetscape

Environmental Issues
· Use of Green Space
· Recycling,
· Forming a Solar Coop
· Green building design
· Food Co-ops

Economic Development/ Education/ Employment
· Adult Education
· Job Training
· Green Jobs

At this review you will also see:

– A visual display of Georgia Avenue showing current businesses and vacancies, with suggested uses based on zoning
– New development projects coming to Georgia Avenue
– Results of the survey conducted April – June”


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