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“Dear Popville:

I got this announcement from a friend about community meetings on DC’s Comprehensive Plan, which PoPville readers should know about.

Wednesday is the first meeting–in Columbia Heights. Agenda and more detail on the process is here. The meeting will be held at the Columbia Heights Education Campus (3101 16th Street, NW) from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The DC Office of Planning (OP) is amending the District’s Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year framework that guides future growth and development in the city and shapes the places we live, work, shop, and play. OP launched the second amendment cycle to the Comprehensive Plan this year to ensure that the Plan remains responsive to the needs of the community.

Your ideas are essential to a successful amendment process. Between October 19th and November 14th, OP is hosting a series of 7 community meetings. The meetings are organized geographically by Area Elements. Since the Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year plan, OP uses Area Elements as opposed to Ward boundaries since Ward boundaries can change every ten years. Please refer to plandc.dc.gov to learn more about the Area Elements and see the map below for Area Element boundaries. Come learn about the amendment process, share your ideas and help shape the future of the District!

Meeting Dates and Locations:

October 19, Wednesday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3101 16th St NW
Nearest Metro: Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow Lines)
Mid-City and Rock Creek East Area Elements

October 22, Saturday 9AM-11:30AM (Presentation at 9:30AM)
Thurgood Marshall Public Charter School, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Nearest Metro: Anacostia (Green Line)
Far Southeast and Southwest Area Element

October 25, Tuesday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St NW
Nearest Metro: Tenleytown (Red Line)
Rock Creek West Area Element

October 27, Thursday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Department of Employment Services, 4058 Minnesota Ave NE
Nearest Metro: Minnesota Avenue (Orange Line)
Far Northeast/Southeast Area Element

November 1, Tuesday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
School Without Walls @ Francis- Stevens, 2425 N St NW
Nearest Metro: Foggy Bottom (Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines)
Central Washington and Near Northwest Area Elements

November 3, Thursday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Je fferson Middle School Academy, 801 7th Street SW
Nearest Metro: L’Enfant Plaza (Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green Lines)
Capitol Hill and Lower Anacostia Waterfront/Near Southwest Area Elements

November 14, Monday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Luke C. Moore High School, 1001 Monroe St NE
Nearest Metro: Brookland (Red Line)
Upper Northeast Area Element


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