Monday, December 14, 2009

Agenda for Dec. 15th Community Meetings

Following is the Agenda for the third set of Community-wide Input Meetings that we will be on December 15th, 2009. Those people that attended the second round of meetings on November 17th will be interested in attending again as the conversation around a vision for Lower 8th Street will progress to looking at best practices and build out scenarios and what we hope will be a lively Q & A. We encourage you to tell interested colleagues and friends to attend as well.

For those that were unable to attend the second round of meetings, we will bring you up to speed by summarizing the key inputs right off the top of the upcoming meetings. You may also download the Minutes and Presentations from the first and second rounds of meetings right here from the DOWNLOAD section on the right hand side of this blog.

Lower 8th Street Vision Process
3rd Community Meeting
December 15, 2009 – 8:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
The People's Church
535 8th Street, SE


I. Welcome & Introductions

II. Summary of 2nd Round of Community Meetings
A. What did we hear?
B. Issues & Impediments
C. Opportunities

III. Best Practices and Build Out Scenarios
A. Regional Examples
B. Mixed Use Projects

IV. Richard Lake - Roadside Development
A. What Makes a Successful Mixed-Use Project
B. Tenleytown Project
C. O Street Market Project

V. Wayne Dickson - Blake Real Estate
A. A Grocery Store as a Neighborhood Anchor - Fundamentals
B. Community Process/Partnership to bring Whole Foods to P Street
C. Resulting Spin-Off Development

VI. Community Center Example - THE ARC
A. The Need for a Community Center
B. Process/Partnerships to Create THE ARC
C. User Groups and Programs

VII. Conceptual Use Relationships

VIII. Questions & Answers

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

November 17th Community-wide Input Meetings

The second set of 4 Community Meetings for the Lower 8th St, SE Visioning Process was held on November 17th at The Peoples' Church, 535 8th Street, SE. About 75 people attended the morning and evening meetings where they heard a recap of the October meeting, learned about the Existing Conditions/Allowed Development by Right and Future Form Determinants including the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel and Streetcar Plan, then discussed the Community Vision, summarizing needs and opportunities, before moving on to an interactive Q&A.

Community Meeting Minutes are available here.
See the Presentation here.

Please post any comments here or email us at Your questions, concerns and suggestions will be reviewed by the Advisory Group.

Please stay tuned for an upcoming post that outlines our agenda for the next set of Community-wide Input Meetings scheduled for December 15, 2009. The next meeting will focus on best practice examples and build-out scenarios.