Marie Reed Modernization – We Need Your Feedback!
The architects for the Marie Reed modernization have presented two possible conceptual approaches for community feedback. And over the next several weeks, the architects have been tasked with selecting one of these options as the preferred approach. The architects will then spend the summer developing that design in much greater detail, and then bring it back to the community in early fall for further review and feedback.
One of our wonderful Envision Adams Morgan volunteers has now set up a Survey Monkey page where you can review the options and provide your feedback. Please visit the page and offer your comments. And then please share the link broadly to other Adams Morgan residents and other users of the Marie Reed facilities!
At ANC1C’s regular meeting on Wednesday, July 8th at 7 pm, the Commission will take final community comments and vote out its recommendations concerning the design options. The meeting is expected to be held at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW.
Envision Adams Morgan
Envision Adams Morgan came about in the spring of 2012 in response to the rapid changes in development in the Adams Morgan. A committed group began meeting regularly with the Public Services and Environment Committee of the ANC1C to develop an overall vision of Adams Morgan that would serve as a both a reference and a guide for understanding Adams Morgan’s present and its future. A baseline report was created by volunteer residents in 2013 with the support of an urban planning team from Catholic University.
In the first phase of Envision Adams Morgan, volunteer working groups developed a report detailing the current state of the neighborhood. Envision Adams Morgan then launched a survey to collect opinions and ideas from residents and local businesses in the areas of sustainability, housing, economy, transportation, community services, zoning, and historic preservation.
Between September 2014 and February 2015, Envision Adams Morgan collected 535 responses and over 900 written suggestions concerning the future of the neighborhood. Survey respondents were self-selecting and responses were not tracked or weighted by demographics. These results should be interpreted accordingly and considered reflective of the views of only those who participated in the survey. Nevertheless, those who did participate shared some excellent and constructive ideas.
The results of this survey have been passed along to the DC Office of Planning, which is conducting the next, more formal phase of this process. The DC Office of Planning has set up a website to run polls and collect even more ideas (http://adamsmorganvision.mindmixer.com/
), held a half-day community workshop on February 28th
at Marie Reed Elementary School to obtain additional community input, and developed a Neighborhood Profile
. The DC Office of Planning is now drafting a vision document, which will be posted here once it becomes available. Thank you for continuing to share your vision with us!