From the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments:
“The District of Columbia was recently selected as one of five capital cities to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals technical design assistance.
This assistance will focus on green design and pedestrian/bicycle safety in the public spaces surrounding the Anacostia Metro Station and its proximity to the Anacostia River. Part of the design process will include a community work session—or a “charrette”—which will focus on 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.
The Office of Planning, District Department of the Environment, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the District Department of Transportation are seeking your help in reaching out to the surrounding community and spreading the word about the event. We would like to engage as much local support and participation as possible to in order to understand what area residents would like to see in their neighborhood and what some of the major concerns are for the metro station area. We are asking you to forward the flyer attached this email to your contact lists or to those you think would be interested in improving the area surrounding the Anacostia Metro Station.
The attached flyer provides more detailed information on the event, which will be held at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church (2616 Martin Luther King Jr., Washington, DC 20020) following this draft schedule:
Monday February 13th, 6:30pm to 8pm – Public Evening Presentation
Tuesday February 14th, Daytime – Design Charrette
Wednesday February 15th, 12:30pm to 2pm – Community Open House
For more information, please contact Laine Cidlowski at the Office of Planning at [email protected] or (202) 442-8809.”