• 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 Resolution and Next Steps

After months of community input, on April 20th, ANC1C passed its resolution with a suite of recommendations for the Marie Reed modernization.  The resolution as passed was based on the draft that was circulated publicly at the beginning of April, but included a number of updates reflecting feedback received from stakeholders.  The resolution can be read here: 

Marie Reed Resolution - As Passed April 20, 2015

Over the next couple of months, the architects have been tasked with generating several design options for community review. One option is likely to be based on a renovation of the existing building.  Another option is likely to be based on proposed new buildings.  Additional options may include adaptive re-use of parts of the existing building coupled with new construction.  We will provide a further update as soon as we know more about the expected schedule.

In the meantime, please continue to spread the word to your neighbors.  Marie Reed is the largest civic facility in Adams Morgan with its elementary school, early childhood learning center, multiple recreational spaces, and health and dental and other socials services. This next stage will result in the determination of the design, so we want to ensure that we hear from as many stakeholders as possible as the process moves forward.


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/), held a half-day community workshop on February 28th at Marie Reed Elementary School to obtain additional community input, and developed a Neighborhood Profile.  The DC Office of Planning is now drafting a vision document, which will be posted here once it becomes available. Thank you for continuing to share your vision with us!