In 2008 under the leadership of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, the Office of Planning (OP), in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), initiated an update to the initial Framework Plan which began in 2003. A Steering Committee group was resumed as part of the plan update along with a series of three public meetings and a Mayor’s Hearing to conclude the 2008 planning process. Through the community process, the Office of Planning engaged stakeholders in developing guidance for future development of the East Campus of Saint Elizabeth's Hospital.
The updated Saint Elizabeth's East Campus Framework Plan refined and expanded the existing plan to reflect: a broad vision and development principles for the creation of new neighborhoods, an implementation plan for new and improved infrastructure, an approach to improve multi-modal transportation connectivity and access, a commitment to historic preservation and adaptive reuse, and a strategy for sustainable development. Public input throughout the planning process was critical. It helped clarify goals, identify priority issues and guide the framework plan. The Council of the District of Columbia approved this plan on December 16, 2008 through Resolution 17-0899.
In March 2011, the Office of Planning (OP), in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (ODMPED) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) initiated a Master Plan for the East Campus of Saint Elizabeths. Whereas the 2008 Framework plan included broad development principles and conceptual plans for the how the campus will develop over time, the 2011 Master Plan provides a greater level of specificity pertaining to land uses, a new road network and a refined development program.
Overall plan goals and objectives include:
• Identification of the first phase of development within the master plan highlighting community preferences for uses and amenities;
• Defining utility infrastructure needs
• Defining the system of roads that will support East Campus development
• Zoning the site and obtaining Historic Preservation approval for in-fill development
To obtain further information on the Master Plan, please visit the project website at: www.stelizabethseast.com