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On Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Anacostia Gateway Office Building, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, the Anacostia Coordinating Council hosted a presentation of the Urban Institute Studio, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America.
After a series of small gatherings in Anacostia over several years, Dr. Iris Miller, of the CUA Urban Institute Studio, introduced by ACC Chair Arrington Dixon, presented ideas to jump-start community conversations about was is possible along the eastern Anacostia waterfront areas. This open envisioning session featured designs from other world-class capital cities as well as local ideas involving participation of area middle and high schools, such as a learning center on the riverfront.
While development and construction may be happening around us East of the River, it is important that the community also take part in the design and planning of local green spaces and advocate for them with city officials and representatives. We invite and and encourage your direct input and participation and will let you know as future sessions are scheduled.
Photos by A. Slater