(Washington, DC) The District of Columbia was recently selected as one of five capital cities to receive technical design assistance from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals program to enhance pedestrian/bicycle safety in the public spaces surrounding the Anacostia Metro Station and to “green” the community through park and recreation areas, improved water and air quality, and community health benefits.
As part of the design process the District’s Office of Planning, Department of the Environment, Department of Housing and Community Development and Department of Transportation along with the US Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a community work session—also known as a “charrette.” The charrette will be held over a three-day period starting on Monday, February 13 and will be aimed at designing a public space that connects the Metro station to neighborhood assets, makes the area safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, better manages local stormwater and complements upcoming economic development projects in the community.
Members of the community and local organizations are invited and encouraged to participate in this design charrette to ensure that the end result reflects community interests and concerns and takes into account a variety of perspectives.
To attend the events during the design charrette please RSVP at: Greening America’s Capitals RSVP .
||Anacostia Metro Station Area Design Charrette
Monday, February 13, 2012
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
12:30 pm to 2 pm
Community Open House
Matthews Memorial Baptist Church
2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Matthews Memorial Baptist Church is accessible via the following Metrobus Lines:
A2-8, A42-48, A4, A5, W2, W3 and W9.
For more information please contact Laine Cidlowski – Office of Planning at Laine.Cidlowski@dc.gov or (202) 442-8809.