On Monday night, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) unveiled how the city plans to redesign the site colloquially known as "Dave Thomas Circle".
Following years of studies and grievances about the awkward, oft-dangerous and -congested intersection at First Street, Florida and New York Avenue NE (map), DDOT is opting to move forward with "Virtual Circle Concept 6", a design alternative which would replace the block of First Street abutting the site with an extended Eckington Place, with the latter nearly aligning with First Street on the other side of New York Avenue. Open green space would replace the existing block of First Street and the remainder of the Wendy's restaurant site, as well as the block of O Street currently between New York and Florida Avenues.
The proposal would also make Florida Avenue a two-way street, create dedicated turn lanes for New York and Florida Avenues, and create two-way "cycletracks" on First Street and New York Avenue, with the latter to intersect with another cycletrack separately planned for Florida Avenue.
DDOT's team is currently preparing to seize the property and relocate Wendy's while conducting an environmental assessment; a more formal design concept for the site will be released in June. The concept is expected to evolve into a preliminary design this fall, and over the following year, a final design for the intersection and for Florida Avenue between 2nd and H Streets NE will be established.
DDOT is currently soliciting public feedback on the proposal in advance of the June meeting.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-plans-to-redesign-dave-thomas-circle/15329.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
Eights month after a new proposal to redevelop part of the Takoma Metro station was p... read »
The new images provide a better sense of the big residential plans in the works for t... read »
As we approach the end of the year, UrbanTurf is taking a final look at the DC neighb... read »
On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced an increase to mortgage loan... read »
To help home buyers and sellers both novice and seasoned, UrbanTurf is running a seri... read »
Plans for the New York-based eatery appear to be moving forward.... read »
The development for four parcels at The Yards from Brookfield Properties and the Menk... read »
The concept includes 14 lanes for bowling, a 1,200 person concert venue, a craft bar ... read »
The zip codes that are home to Brentwood, Takoma Park and sections of Hyattsville top... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro