Chevy Chase Small Area Plan

The District’s Office of Planning created a dedicated Chevy Chase Small Area Plan website that serves as a hub for all the information residents might seek about the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan. There, residents can participate in a survey, sign up for email updates, view upcoming as well as past events, access the latest schedule, and learn about the work of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Check frequently for updates at https://publicinput.com/chevy chase.

ANC 3/4G has been hosting a series of information exchanges with planning experts, advocates, and officials to engage our community in conversations on topics of relevance to help make informed decisions as it relates to the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan. Go to the next section here for more background information and for video recordings of past information exchange sessions.

The District’s Office of Planning has announced that it will hold a Chevy Chase Small Area Plan Community Workshop on January 22, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm at Deal Middle School. To sign up: go to https://publicinput.com/chevychase. See below for the copy/paste of the email dated December 20, 2021:

Good Afternoon!

Join the DC Office of Planning (OP) for a community design workshop as part of the plan development phase for the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan (SAP). Your ideas will inform urban design strategies and policy recommendations that will guide future growth along Connecticut Avenue while recognizing the successful characteristics of the corridor that are valued by the community.

Sign up for for the Chevy Chase SAP Community Design Workshop on Saturday, January 22, 10am-12:pm at Alice Deal Middle School (3815 Fort Drive, NW) at: https://publicinput.com/chevychase.

An online survey will complement the workshop for those unable or not comfortable to join the in-person event. Please be aware that, per DC Health guidance, masks are required at DC Government facilities where there is direct interaction between employees and the public. Note this in-person event may change to a fully virtual activity pending developments in the public health emergency in January. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov for more information and updates.

If you need reasonable accommodations (i.e. ASL), email Rita.Poindexter@dc.gov. For language assistance services (translation or interpretation), email Edward.Giefer@dc.gov. Please make requests 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Important Chevy Chase Small Area Plan Updates:November and December have been a busy time for the Chevy Chase SAP, including these important milestones:

The Office of Planning led three community walks along Connecticut Avenue on November 20, December 8, and December 11. Thank you to the 100+ community members participated across the three days and shared great input about what they value and hope to see in the community. Feedback received will help to inform the Design Workshop in January.

On December 16, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), in collaboration with the Office of Planning (OP) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), released the Rock Creek West Roadmap which outlines how we can produce over 2,000 additional affordable housing units west of Rock Creek. The event was held outside the Chevy Chase Community Center and Library, attracting a large crowd, where the Mayor announced the interagency coordination to bring an affordable housing component to the renovated community center and library facilities. Watch the recorded presentation here.

On December 15, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the selection of a preferred redesign concept for Connecticut Avenue NW that removes the reversible rush hour lanes and adds one-way, protected bicycle lanes on the east and west sides of the roadway. The Connecticut Avenue Reversible Lane project boundaries connects to the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan and this redesign will be incorporated into the plan. Read the Press Release here.”

Erkin Ozberk, AICPSenior Neighborhood Planner • DC Office of Planning

he/him/his • Why Do Pronouns Matter?

1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024

202.442.7707

erkin.ozberk@dc.gov

planning.dc.gov