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” (vision and goals — see: https://publicinput.com/P1554). 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 the next several weeks 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 22nd, 7-8 PM, “SmallArea 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 30th, 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; [third panelist to be confirmed]. Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81951735486; Or, join by phone: dial 1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID 819 5173 5486
SESSION 3: HOLD Thursday, October 7, starting at 7 PM
SESSION 4: HOLD Thursday, October 14, starting at 7 PM
SESSION 5: HOLD Thursday, October 21, starting at 7 PM