The Federal Planning Agency for the Nation's Capital                                       November 2010


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December 2, 2010
12:30 p.m.

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Global Approaches to Public Art, Placemaking, and

National Commemoration
December 8 | Details

New Beginnings for
SW Waterfront

The Commission in November advised the District of Columbia that closing Water Street along the Southwest Waterfront will not adversely affect the federal interest in the roadway. The city's project dovetails with NCPC's efforts to revitalize the Southwest Waterfront, a key goal of NCPC and CFA's Monumental Core
Framework Plan
. The Commission encouraged the city to coordinate with NCPC's Southwest Ecodistrict Task Force and to maintain important views and pedestrian connections between Banneker Overlook and the waterfront.


Walk Down 10th Street

NCPC Cinema



NCPC's Global Reach

A Peak at Progress

Comprehending the Comprehensive Plan:
November 16 Discussion Focuses on Transportation

On November 16, join the National Capital Planning Commission for a public  discussion on the future of transportation. NCPC seeks input on the agency's soon-to-be updated Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. Topics include how the federal government could be better integrated into the city/regional transportation network, how regional commuting patterns are changing and what this means to federal workers, and how Comp Plan policies can better respond to Executive Order 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. All drivers, walkers, bikers, hovercraft pilots, and Metro riders are encouraged to swing by and have their voices heard. Details  |  Videos:  Public Hearing |  Comp Plan

Levee Protecting the National Mall Breaks Ground 



On November 15 federal and local partners gathered on the National Mall to announce construction of an improved levee that will stretch across 17th Street, NW just south of Constitution Avenue. The new structure will help protect downtown, portions of Southwest Washington, and the monumental core from river flooding. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton attended the ceremony, as did representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, the District government, and the National Capital Planning Commission. Construction is expected to begin this month and be completed in the summer of 2011. | Details

Name Changer: 10th Street Task Force
Re-Branded as SW Ecodistrict Initiative 
10th Street and Virginia Avenue, SW
To better reflect the goals envisioned for the 10th Street and Maryland Avenue corridors, the members of NCPC's 10th Street Task Force are rebranding their efforts to transform the area into a sustainable showcase. The newly named Southwest Ecodistrict Task Force is focused on revitalizing the area into a vibrant neighborhood to live, work, and play. Task Force members widened project boundaries, formed a working group, and secured funding for planning studies. 
A public meeting is slated for early 2011. Stay tuned.

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