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Mount Vernon Triangle Transportation and Public Realm Design Project

Project Goals

Livability & Vitality

  • Promote a welcoming, cohesive, and enduring public realm
  • Reflect the neighborhood’s mixed-use character and history
  • Protect and enhance open space
  • Provide opportunities for experiencing nature within the neighborhood

Neighborhood Safety

  • Enhance safety for users of all transportation modes
  • Promote personal safety

Mobility & Accessibility

  • Balance pedestrian, bicycle, transit, parking, automobile, and truck needs
  • Improve neighborhood access through better pedestrian, transit, and vehicular connections to adjacent neighborhoods
  • Preserve and enhance continuity and connectivity for all transportation modes


  • Encourage community-based stewardship of open space
  • Establish a green streetscape that promotes better air quality and stormwater management
  • Utilize Low Impact Development technologies where possible and appropriate

The document is intended primarily for the following groups:

  • Community members who live or work within the project area and maintain an interest in the development of the neighborhood
  • Developers and property owners proposing work within the project area, undertaking construction projects, and commissioning design development and construction document
  • Implementing public agencies, including the DC Office of Planning, the District Department of Transportation, and the Community Improvement District (CID) in order to inform budgetary decisions
  • The Public Space Committee in reviewing requests for Public Space Permits
  • The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB)
  • PEPCO (Power Utility)