Posts Tagged ‘southwest ecodistrict’

In the Works: A Southwest BID

The area just south of the National Mall, a concrete-heavy federal enclave with little in the way of retail or housing, could become a lot livelier thanks to the plan to transform Federal Triangle South into a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use area and the broader Southwest Ecodistrict framework. Now, it looks like it might get the services [...]

Livable. Walkable. Federal?

“How many of you go to L’Enfant Plaza to dine or for entertainment?” the General Services Administration’s Genevieve Hanson asked a crowd of about 50 developers and interested members of the public last week. Two hands went up.
Hanson rephrased her question: How many of the audience members considered the area just south of the National [...]

Downtown to get Eco-fied

Hey, it's Earth Week! Which means everybody's rolling out their environmental initiatives and talking up their successes (Mayor Vince Gray is even holding his weekly press briefing outside tomorrow in honor of the occasion). Add another to the list: The Downtown Business Improvement District, which will announce plans on Thursday to create an "ecodistrict" across [...]

Live Chat with NCPC on Southwest Ecodistrict

We're talking with the National Capital Planning Commission's Diane Sullivan and Elizabeth Miller here at 1:00 p.m. about the Southwest Ecodistrict project. Please join!

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SW Ecodistrict chat with NCPC

Chat Prep

Hey everybody, our chat about the National Capital Planning Commission's Southwest Ecodistrict project–which seeks to improve the planning disaster centering around Maryland Avenue and 10th Street SW–is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. But first, our conversants, Elizabeth Miller and Diane Sullivan, would like to hear a little bit from you. They've asked for feedback on the [...]

Chat with the NCPC Here Next Wednesday!

As much as we sometimes hate on the National Capital Planning Commission in this space, they've lately embarked on a laudable transparency initiative, posting all sorts of documents online and reaching out to start conversations about the issues they deal with. To that end, next Wednesday we'll be having one of those online chats here [...]