Thursday, January 08, 2009

North Capitol Street Urban Design & Transportation Study * Now with location

The Office of Planning and the District Department of Transportation, in coordination with the National Capitol Planning Commission (NCPC), will conduct an urban design and transportation study of North Capitol Street from Michigan Avenue to Hawaii Avenue, NE , and Irving Street/Michigan Avenue from First Street NW to their point of union, approximately one block east of North Capitol Street .

The purpose of the study is to:

1. Develop strategies to improve the gateway qualities of North Capitol Street by including civic spaces, memorials, and enhancing the public streetscapes.
2. Explore alternative intersection configurations for the cloverleaf at Irving and North Capitol Streets and automobile ramps at Michigan and Irving .
3. Develop recommendations for improving safety, connectivity and transportation operations.

The neighborhoods that are included in or are adjacent to this area are: McMillan Sand Filtration site, Washington Hospital Center, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Brookland, Petworth, Eckington, Parkview and Bloomingdale.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Pryzbyla Center
Catholic University of America
Great Room A

North Capitol Street Urban Design & Transportation Study
Public Meeting #1


  1. hi there - totally random question, but i was wondering if you would ever considering changing your blog feeds to full-rss so that they show up in rss readers? right now it's just the headline, and so i often do not read the content at all because i don't have the time/inclination to click through.

    just a suggestion! i love this blog and the other bdale ones.


  2. DC must set some sort of record for the number of unused transportation and planning studies issued. I mean, we have studies for light rail, rapid bus routes, reconstructing NY Avenue, putting Truxton Circle back, new metro lines... but the most progress I've seen in 10 years has been stop signs on Flagler Street and a bunch of new speed bumps.

    Ah well... at least they are keeping recent urban planning graduates employed!

  3. its all about job creation! and shoring up the economy! also tax cuts.