*ANC 3/4G Fall 2021 Info Exchange Series*
The Commission is organizing a series of information exchanges to engage and involve residents in the next phase of the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan process led by the District’s Office of Planning. The process this past spring addressed broader questions of “WHY” and “WHAT” (go to the dedicated website here: https://publicinput.com/chevychase). Starting later this Fall, the small area planning process will address specific questions of “HOW” and “WHERE” by focusing on urban design and developing specific recommendations intended to realize the vision and goals for the Connecticut Avenue corridor.
Please join your neighbors for conversations with planning experts, advocates, and officials as we learn about affordable housing development models, hear from non-profit developers and community trust experts, discuss opportunities for the Chevy Chase Public Library and Chevy Chase Community Center campus that includes affordable housing, and engage in other topics of interest to make informed decisions as it relates to the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan.
SESSION 1: Wednesday, September 22, starting at 7 pm, “Small Area Plans: An Outside Expert Talks About What to Look For, Ask About & What to Avoid,” with Jeff Farner, Deputy Director, Department of Planning & Zoning, City of Alexandria, VA. Over forty neighbors showed up for our kick-off session. Click on the session title above for links to the Video Recording and Q&As/Chat.
SESSION 2: Thursday, September 30, starting at 7 pm for a panel discussion on “Perspectives of High-Rise Residents in Chevy Chase, DC,” Kristina Svensson, single mother of two teenagers; Eric Spencer, single father of two grown children; and Maria Sims, single mother, Native Washingtonian, and longstanding President, La Reine Tenants Association. Click on the title session above for links to the Video Recording and Chat.
SESSION 3: Thursday, October 7, starting at 7 pm for a panel discussion on “Creative Use of Space in Chevy Chase, DC: Leveraging Underutilized Space, Supporting Creatives & Entrepreneurs, and Ensuring Economic Vitality,” with Kathleen Zeifang, founding member of Ch/Art and former EVP of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and Pallavi Chandra, organizer of the Chevy Chase Farmers Market. Click on the title session above for links to the Video Recording and Chat.
SESSION 4: Thursday, October 14, starting at 7 pm for a panel discussion on “Community Land Trusts: How Can They Bring Affordability into a Neighborhood Like Chevy Chase, DC?,“ with Coy McKinney, lead organizer for Southwest DC Action, and Ginger Rumph, Executive Director of the Douglass Community Land Trust. Click on the title session above for links to the Video Recording and Chat.
SESSION 5: Thursday, October 21, starting at 7 pm for a panel discussion on “Nonprofit Developers & Architects: How Do They Finance and Build Affordable Housing in the District? What Will It Take To Bring Significant Affordable Housing to Chevy Chase, DC?” with ANC 3/4G residents Susanne Slater, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC, and Michael Marshall, President & CEO, Michael Marshall Design, LLC.
SESSION 6. Thursday, October 28, starting at 7 pm for a panel discussion on “Vibrant Public Spaces: How Can We Create a Great Central Meeting Spot in Chevy Chase, DC? Can the Redevelopment of the Library and Community Center into a Campus with Affordable Housing Provide Such an Opportunity?” with ANC 3/4G resident Ellen McCarthy, Principal, The Urban Partnership, and faculty member, Georgetown University, Urban and Regional Planning Masters Program, and ANC 3/4G adjacent resident Matt Bell, Principal, Perkins Eastman.
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