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:
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 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.