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Kennedy Street Corridor Revitalization Plan


The Kennedy Street Revitalization Small Area Plan (SAP) is the result of intense collaboration among community and government stakeholders. The SAP was approved by DC Council in 2008, and includes broad recommendations and a community vision on how this neighborhood main street can be revitalized over a 5-10 year period. The plan includes a community vision, urban design guidelines, and conceptual illustratives to represent the communities vision of where new development opportunities can and should  be explored.

During the 2 year planning process, over 100 individual residents and stakeholders participated in crafting the Plan and its recommendations. An Advisory Committee of approximately 20 community stakeholders was a critical component in vetting the plan. The public engagement process included several public meetings and briefings to develop a strategy to improve the economic vitality and overall image of the corridor as an attractive destination for residents, business owners, and visitors. The Plan builds upon existing community assets, District Government initiatives and private sector investment in order to guide growth and development along Kennedy Street, NW, while preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the surrounding community.

Investing in Kennedy Street requires significant collaborative measures and strong community leadership to continue the momentum during the implementation phase of planning. Many of the recommendations are small in scale and require minimal financial investments, but will have a critical impact in improving the corridor as a true neighborhood-serving Main Street.  For more information on implementation activities addressed since the Plan’s approval in 2008 please see below.

The draft Plan was released for public comment on February 7, 2008 and the planning process concluded on March 13, 2008 with a Mayor’s public hearing. The Council of the District of Columbia approved this plan on July 15, 2008 through Resolution 17-0705.