Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DMPED launch of "Our RFP" at the Howard Theatre -- Saturday, 06-13-2015

Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:42:56 -0400
Subject: [WARD5] Our RFP Invite [4 Attachments]

[Attachment(s) from Dougherty, Laisha (Council) included below]
Hello Ward 5 Community,

Please see the attached invite to the Our RFP event hosted by DMPED.  Additional information can be found below.


Laisha T. Dougherty, MPP
Constituent Services Coordinator
Office of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5
Chairman Pro Tempore
Chair, Committee on Government Operations
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 506
Washington, DC 20004
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Dear Councilmember,

The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is proud to announce the launch of “Our RFP,” a Mayoral Initiative that will incorporate community engagement early in the request for proposals (RFP) process.  Early engagement with the community will ensure that the public’s perspective and priorities are understood in conjunction with the District’s goals when crafting and issuing the RFP for this District-owned parcel. 

DMPED is piloting this new process for Parcel 42, located at 7th and Rhode Island Avenue in the Shaw neighborhood.  The process is intended to provide transparency throughout the RFP process as well as accountability for delivering public benefits that are committed through the Our RFP Process.  

A first-of –its-kind DMPED Our RFP Public Workshop to be held on Saturday, June 13th at Howard Theatre from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The District will present information regarding this new initiative as well as provide a thorough analysis of the Parcel 42 site and neighborhood and market context.  DMPED will also actively solicit feedback on how to shape the future development of this site from members of the public in attendance in the form of a facilitated break-out group session.  At the end of the Workshop, an online engagement forum will be launched in order to solicit additional feedback and give those who are unable to attend the meeting an opportunity to participate.  

A follow up community meeting will be held in late July to reconnect with the community on the feedback received through the process and how it will be incorporated in the RFP. 

We would really appreciate it if you could help spread the word about the Our RFP initiative to your constituents to ensure that “Our RFP” successfully engages the surrounding community.  Attached are the poster and one page description of the initiative and the event for your information and distribution.

Please feel free to contact Anna Shapiro, Project Manager if you have any questions or would like additional information on 202-262-6401 or at

Thank you,



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