The Plan studies the area of Eastern Avenue to the northeast, 55th Street NE to the east, Marvin Gaye Park to the south, and Kenilworth Avenue/CSX railway to the west. The plan includes development guidance for key opportunity sites and recommendations to improve the opportunities to live, shop, play, work, and worship in the study area. In developing the plan, OP worked intensively with the community and an advisory committee. The public engagement process included several public meetings and briefings. In March 2008, OP released a draft plan for a 30 day public review and held a mayor’s hearing to receive testimony on the draft plan.
OP responded to comments received and presented a revised plan to the Council for approval on April 15, 2008. The Council of the District of Columbia approved the plan on July 15, 2008 through Resolution 17-0879. Archival information on the public engagement process, hearing transcript, and public comment responses can be requested.