This Roadmap introduces planning efforts for New York Avenue NE, a three-mile corridor that extends from Florida Avenue NE to South Dakota Avenue NE and includes the nearby communities of Ivy City, Brentwood, and Langdon.
As the District plans for the future of this corridor, OP will engage residents, businesses, and other stakeholders in developing a collaborative vision. This vision will advance racial equity, unlock opportunity for 33,000 new housing units, increase jobs, support civic facilities and infrastructure, and plan for inclusive and vibrant communities.
How are we planning for New York Avenue NE?
In the upcoming months, OP will begin a series of interrelated planning studies that implement land use changes adopted in the District’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment:
- A New York Avenue Vision Framework that focuses on improving quality of life for residents, planning for housing and jobs along the corridor, and ensuring there is adequate infrastructure.
- A citywide study that looks at Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) land uses and will inform approaches regarding the distribution of PDR land uses in the District and reducing their environmental impacts.
- The Ivy City Small Area Plan that will build consensus for how Ivy City should evolve as part of a transitioning New York Avenue NE Corridor.
These efforts will help align the community, businesses, and government around a collaborative vision. Stakeholders can expect the NYA Vision Framework, Ivy City SAP and PDR Report to kick-off in summer 2022. A timeline of these efforts is shown below.
Why we’re planning for New York Avenue NE?
The Corridor is home to a variety of warehousing, utility, and service jobs and is a major freight and commuter route. The Corridor is identified as a Future Planning and Analysis Areas (FPAA) on the Comprehensive Plan’s (Comp Plan) Generalized Policy Map.
The planning studies outlined in this roadmap will refine and guide implementation of changes to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) based on Comp Plan policies. New York Avenue NE is also defined in the Comp Plan as a Gateway Corridor that should be celebrated as a place of significance, lined with interesting buildings and public spaces, and that links adjacent neighborhoods through shared infrastructure.
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