DC has a city-sponsored woonerf on the way in the middle of Dupont Circle.
Last night, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) unveiled the latest design for a public piazza which would utilize a to-be-constructed deck spanning part of Connecticut Avenue off Dupont Circle. The deck, on the short block of Connecticut Avenue between the circle and Q Street NW (map), would house a public plaza, and either side of Connecticut here would be turned into a pedestrian-friendly multimodal woonerf, or shared street.
The "piazza" would host year-round programming such as outdoor movies, a farmer's market, and cultural and arts events. A hole in the deck would provide ventilation to the through-street beneath rather than turning it into a tunnel.
The deck is part of a larger plan to improve the Connecticut Avenue streetscape between the circle and just past California Street; north of Calvert Street, DDOT is also planning to study reversible lanes this fall.
Attendees at last night's meeting commented on the need for dedicated bus lanes and protected bike lanes down Connecticut Avenue, with some even suggesting that street parking be removed. DDOT will continue refining the design based on public input, with a plan to break ground in 2021. In the meantime, they expect to get National Environmental Policy Act approval this fall and are consulting on historic preservation concerns.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-proposed-design-for-a-public-deck-in-dupont-circle/15589.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Dupont Circle’s Swann House, a former 15-bedroom bed and breakfast, will be listed ... read »
There are two new proposals to redevelop the center at 14th and U Streets NW that are... read »
A recent build in Anacostia made history as the first code-compliant bamboo building ... read »
The recently-filed amendment would help move redevelopment of a police and fire stati... read »
Even as the residential development pipeline along 14th Street dwindles, there are st... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Why condo fees are high in some buildings and low in others can be a difficult questi... read »
Post Brothers has plans in the works to convert the Universal buildings into a sprawl... read »
The two-building project will include approximately 825 residential units, 151 lodgin... read »
The M Street building was built in the early 1980s.... 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