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Welcome to ANC 1C PDF Print E-mail

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C is the elected body representing the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. These pages provide residents with information they want about the ANC, the community, city services, and opportunities to become active in your community. They will also serve visitors as an introduction to this vibrant Washington neighborhood.

Marie Reed Modernization PDF Print E-mail
As you may be aware, in 2013, the District Council budgeted $46 million for the modernization of the school. A significant portion of that money became available on October 1st, and the Department of General Services, together with District of Columbia Public Schools, are now gearing up to determine how to proceed with the modernization.
The agencies previously commissioned an architecture firm to generate several concept possibilities for the school. In two of the concepts, the shell of the existing building would be retained, but with new window openings, and a reconstruction of the interior. In both of these concepts, the recreational, health, and daycare facilities would remain essentially in their current locations. But in the second of these concepts, these facilities would receive a greater degree of remediation and expansion. In the third concept, the existing building would be taken down, a new school building would be constructed on the property closer to 18th Street, and new recreational, health, and daycare facilities would be constructed on the property east of Champlain Street. Images of the concepts, brief descriptions, and rough cost comparisons can be viewed on DGS’s website:
It should be emphasized that these studies are just concepts to assist in thinking about the possibilities for the Marie Reed campus. The agencies are now gearing up to hire a second architecture firm to further assess these concepts, and to potentially offer additional possibilities. Based on what the agencies have told us, the most critical period for community engagement is likely to be during this phase, which is expected to continue for approximately the next five or six months.
Two of the larger issues for which the community will need to provide feedback are:
(1) Should the modernization take place primarily within the existing building shell, or should it take place primarily within new buildings on the property?
(2) Which community services should be provided on the Marie Reed campus? In addition to the school, we currently have recreation, health, and daycare facilities.Are there other services that the community wants?
Please begin thinking about these questions and please ask your friends and neighbors to do so as well. For ANC1C's part, we will be aiming to come up with a meeting schedule starting early in the new year where we can take community input and then translate that into a formal ANC position to be conveyed to the agencies. Additional details on that schedule will follow in the weeks ahead.
Adams Morgan Named a Great Neighborhood PDF Print E-mail
The American Planning Association has included Adams Morgan in its Great Neighborhoods list for 2014:
Envision Adams Morgan PDF Print E-mail
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. Residents are invited to review the report online and share their ideas and visions for our schools, business community, parks and recreation, and zoning laws with the working group and their fellow community members. There will also be an opportunity to share thoughts through a survey. See the Envision Adams Morgan website to read the baseline report and to learn more about the project.