Sunday, April 15, 2007
Florida Avenue Market Study
The text immediately below is from the Office of Planning flyer:
The Office of Planning (OP) has initiated a study of the Florida Avenue Market and is engaging property and business owners within the Market, as well as residents, institutions and other stakeholders surrounding the Market. The purpose of the Study is to conduct an existing conditions analysis, an economic analysis of the wholesale and retail market functions, and an operational analysis. Additionally, the Study will provide demand projections for other potential uses on the site, resulting in various redevelopment/revitalization scenarios for consideration. The Study will also address sustainable development (green technology), urban design, transportation and historic preservation issues. Before any decisions are made regarding the future of this site, it is critical that the District and all affected parties have a full and balanced understanding of the opportunities, constraints and fiscal impacts of redevelopment, and that the public is significantly involved in considering these findings. The Florida Avenue Market is at a critical juncture of its history. Your participation in the coming months is critical for creating a successful and responsive plan!
Here is the public meeting schedule
First Public Meeting
Tuesday April 24th, 2007
Content at both meetings is the same (they are holding two meetings to accommodate different schedules).
The Office of Planning invites property and business owners within the Florida Avenue Market and neighborhood residents and stakeholders around the Market area to help us create development recommendations for this site.
Our goal is to produce recommendations for:
• Urban Design/Public Realm
• Historic Preservation.
2nd Public Meeting
Wednesday May 30th, 2007
Highlights of Possible Redevelopment Session
Both public meetings will be held at:
Foster Auditorium in the Student Academic Center
800 Florida Avenue (enter at 8th Street NE)
For more information or to RSVP, please contact: Deborah Crain, Ward 5 Neighborhood Planner, 202-442-7615 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Jeff Davis, Ward 6 Neighborhood Planner, 202-442-7704 or email@example.com .
Stocking the shelves at Litteri's.
Photo by Ken Firestone (all rights reserved, used with permission).