• The Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Adams Morgan
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ANC1C consists of eight Commissioners who live in the community and are elected by their neighbors to serve without pay for two-year terms.  The Commissioners vote on local matters affecting Adams Morgan residents, and District government agencies are required to give “great weight” to votes taken by the Commission.  If you have a matter that you would like ANC1C to address, please contact your Commissioner or the Chair of the relevant Committee.  We encourage everyone to participate so that we can do the best possible job representing Adams Morgan.


Marie Reed Modernization – ANC Schedule

ANC1C’s deliberations concerning the Marie Reed modernization continue to move forward.  The remaining schedule for our Committee on Public Services and the Environment, and for the ANC’s Special Forum is as follows:
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 AM: The Committee will hold this additional meeting at the Kalorama Recreation Center and will continue community discussion on the question of which public services the community would like to see provided on the Marie Reed Campus.  Please note that the Committee expects to be able to provide simultaneous Spanish interpretation at this meeting.
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM: The Committee will hold its regular meeting at the Kalorama Recreation Center and will have community discussion of any other topics of significance that have been recommended for consideration.
Following this last Committee meeting, the Commission will post on this website and on the Adams Morgan Listserv proposed resolutions that individual Commissioners are likely to pursue in April. We’ll endeavor to do this by Sunday, March 29th. This will create an opportunity for members of the community to react to these proposed resolutions and provide feedback in advance of the Special Forum.
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 PM: The Commission will hold a Special Forum at Marie Reed to receive final public comments and to deliberate and vote out its recommendations for the project.  Please note that the Commission expects to be able to provide simultaneous Spanish interpretation at this meeting.
Please note that this schedule is subject to adjustment if the need arises.  And of course, throughout this entire period, people should feel welcome to provide their views to Commissioners by email as well. We’ll look forward to hearing from you in the months ahead.  In the meantime, to review the draft Educational Specifications prepared by DC Public Schools or the Design Concept Studies prepared by the Department of General Services, please click here:


Envision Adams Morgan

Envision Adams Morgan came about in the spring of 2012 in response to the rapid changes in development in the Adams Morgan. A committed group began meeting regularly with the Public Services and Environment Committee of the ANC1C to develop an overall vision of Adams Morgan that would serve as a both a reference and a guide for understanding Adams Morgan’s present and its future.  A baseline report was created by volunteer residents in 2013 with the support of an urban planning team from Catholic University.

In the first phase of Envision Adams Morgan, volunteer working groups developed a report detailing the current state of the neighborhood.  Envision Adams Morgan then launched a survey to collect opinions and ideas from residents and local businesses in the areas of sustainability, housing, economy, transportation, community services, zoning, and historic preservation.

Between September 2014 and February 2015, Envision Adams Morgan collected 535 responses and over 900 written suggestions concerning the future of the neighborhood. Survey respondents were self-selecting and responses were not tracked or weighted by demographics. These results should be interpreted accordingly and considered reflective of the views of only those who participated in the survey. Nevertheless, those who did participate shared some excellent and constructive ideas.

The results of this survey have been passed along to the DC Office of Planning, which is conducting the next, more formal phase of this process. The DC Office of Planning has set up a website to run polls and collect even more ideas (http://adamsmorganvision.mindmixer.com/), and will be holding a half-day community workshop on  February 28th at Marie Reed Elementary School.  The workshop will run from 9 am until 12 pm.  We encourage everyone who is interested to attend and help shape the future of Adams Morgan!