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North Capitol Street Urban Design and Transportation Study Begins

Thursday, January 8, 2009

(Washington, DC) The Office of Planning and the District Department of Transportation, in coordination with the National Capitol Planning Commission, will conduct an urban design and transportation study of North Capitol Street from Michigan Avenue to Hawaii Avenue, NE and Irving Street/Michigan Avenue from First Street, NW to their point of union, approximately one block east of North Capitol Street.

The purpose of the study is to:

  • Develop strategies to improve the gateway qualities of North Capitol Street by including civic spaces, memorials and enhancing the public streetscapes.
  • Explore alternative intersection configurations for the cloverleaf at Irving and North Capitol Streets and automobile ramps at Michigan and Irving.
  • Develop recommendations for improving safety, connectivity and transportation operations.

The neighborhoods that are included in, or are adjacent to, this area are: McMillan Sand Filtration site, Washington Hospital Center, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Brookland, Petworth, Eckington, Parkview and Bloomingdale.

Residents and interested stakeholders are invited to attend the first public meeting on the study, scheduled for:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Pryzbyla Center
Catholic University of America
Great Room A     

For information on the North Capitol Street Urban Design and Transportation Study, contact Howard Ways, DC Office of Planning, by phone at (202) 442-7600, or by email at [email protected].