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Bowser Administration Releases a Roadmap to Reimagine the New York Ave NE Corridor

Friday, March 25, 2022

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Bowser Administration, led by the DC Office of Planning (OP), released the New York Ave NE Roadmap, which outlines how the District will lead a series of planning initiatives aimed at bringing 33,000 new homes, new civic facilities and infrastructure, and equitable development to one of the key gateways into the Nation’s Capital.

“The New York Avenue NE Roadmap is a call to action for the community, businesses, and government to collaborate on a vision that advances racial equity, increases resilience, provides job opportunities, and supports much-needed new housing along one of the District’s key corridors,” said Anita Cozart, Interim Director of OP.

The New York Avenue NE Roadmap introduces a series of coordinated, community-informed planning efforts that OP will initiate in Spring and Summer 2022:

  • The New York Avenue Vision Framework will provide the guidance needed to spur the production of new affordable and market-rate housing units, support existing and future jobs to aid economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify the infrastructure and facilities that need to be coordinated and funded.
  • The Ivy City Small Area Plan will be a community-informed initiative to develop racial equity-focused strategies and build consensus for how Ivy City should evolve as part of a transitioning New York Avenue NE Corridor.
  • A Districtwide Production Distribution and Repair Report will help inform future planning and policy that equitably balances the distribution of these land uses in the District and better mitigates environmental impacts.

Planning for New York Avenue NE will create a range of opportunities to transition the corridor to an abundant mix of housing, retail, civic uses, and open space where existing and future residents can thrive.

To learn more and stay up to date on the New York Avenue NE Roadmap and related projects, please visit planning.dc.gov/NYAroadmap. For more information about the DC Office of Planning, visit planning.dc.gov.