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Center City Plans

Project iconCenter City Action Agenda 2008

The Center City Action Agenda aims to spur additional investment in emerging neighborhoods and waterfront areas surrounding Washington’s traditional downtown.

DC Chinatown Archway iconChinatown Cultural Development Strategy

The Chinatown Cultural Development Strategy is a project by OP, in partnership with the DC Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, to provide strategies and tools to help reposition Chinatown as the region’s top destination for Chinese/Asian cultural businesses, programs, services, events and festivals.

Chinatown Design Guide Update iconChinatown Design Guide Update

The Chinatown Design Guide revised version of the Chinatown Design Guidelines Study is aimed at continuing the cultural richness of Chinatown, in both traditional and contemporary ways.

Chinatown Design Review Procedures iconChinatown Design Review Procedures

The Director of Planning is required to review projects that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) identified as located within Chinatown.

DC OP LogoChinatown Public Realm Plan

The Chinatown Public Realm Plan is an effort of the Office of Planning to create a comprehensive set of detailed actions to enhance the Chinese character, safety, and pedestrian friendliness of Chinatown’s streetscape and public spaces.

DC OP LogoDowntown Action Agenda

A plan for directing future growth to emerging areas near downtown Washington and strengthening downtown neighborhoods as vital and vibrant places.

 The Downtown East Re-Urbanization Strategy

The DOWNTOWN EAST area is a bustling gateway to the heart of the city, located on the doorstep of Union Station and the crossroads of the downtown, Mount Vernon Triangle, and NOMA neighborhoods.

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Franklin Park Vision and Transformation Plan

Franklin Park Vision and Transformation Plan is an effort to develop a comprehensive plan, vision, and design documents that can guide the transformation Franklin Park into an active, sustainable, and celebrated historic urban park.

Mt Vernon Square Design Workbook coverMount Vernon Square Design Workbook, Washington, DC

A vision and urban design framework for the Mount Vernon Square District to make it a dynamic, unique, destination for DC residents, workers and visitors alike.

Mt Vernon Square District Project coverMount Vernon Square District Project

Mount Vernon Square District Project will generate implementation-driven solutions for specific transportation, public realm and real estate challenges and opportunities in the blocks, streets, and reservations surrounding Mount Vernon Square.

DC OP LogoMount Vernon Triangle Action Agenda

A policy and urban design agenda for guiding the redevelopment of the Mount Vernon Triangle area to create a truly livable, majority residential, mixed-use neighborhood with a core of creative activity.

Mount Vernon Triangle Transportation and Public Realm Design Project

Mount Vernon Triangle Transportation and Public Realm Design Project identifies goals, concepts, and specific recommendations and guidelines for transportation improvements and streetscape/public realm design.

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NoMA Vision Plan and Development Strategy

A vision plan and development strategy for one of Washington’s newest neighborhoods north of Massachusetts avenue (NoMA).

DC OP LogoPlanning Together for Central Washington

Coordinating federal and local planning initiatives for Central Washington, DC.