The Department of General Services has updated us on their expected schedule for the Marie Reed modernization process. They intend to hire a new architecture firm by sometime in January, and then move forward with assessing the previous concept studies, producing further design options for the modernization, and selecting an option by mid-spring.
In order for ANC1C to hope to impact some of the key decisions, ANC1C will need to vote out its recommendations for the project in April.We want to obtain robust community input between now and then, so our Committee on Public Services and the Environment will host five community meetings, and then the full ANC will hold a Special Forum. We’ll welcome comments on any aspect of the project at any of the meetings, however, we’ll endeavor to keep the following focus:
Wednesday, January 28: The Committee will provide an overview of the project, solicit suggestions for topics that the ANC should address, and begin community discussion on the question of modernization within the existing building shell vs. modernization within new buildings on the property.
Saturday, February 21: The Committee will continue community discussion on the question of modernization within the existing building shell vs. modernization within new buildings on the property.
Wednesday, February 25: The Committee will begin community discussion on the question of which public services the community would like to see provided on the Marie Reed Campus.
Saturday, March 21: The Committee will continue community discussion on the question of which public services the community would like to see provided on the Marie Reed Campus.
Wednesday, March 25: The Committee will hold 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: The Commission will hold a Special Forum to receive final public comments and to deliberate and vote out its recommendations for the project.
Please note that this schedule is subject to adjustment if the need arises. Times and locations for each meeting will be posted in advance. 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 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. Residents are invited to review the report online and share their ideas and visions for our schools, business community, parks and recreation, and zoning laws with the working groups and their fellow community members. Residents are also invited to participate in Envision Adams Morgan meetings which generally take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. See the Envision Adams Morgan website to read the baseline report and to learn more about the project.