The Government of the District of Columbia, through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development ("DMPED"), is proud to announce that Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club will be an “OurRFP” project, a Mayoral Initiative that will incorporate community engagement early in the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Early engagement with the community will ensure that the public’s perspective and priorities are understood in conjunction with the District’s goals when crafting and issuing the RFP for this District-owned parcel.
DMPED will apply this process to Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club, located at 261 17th St SE (Square 1088, Lot 0802) in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The process is intended to provide transparency throughout the RFP process as well as accountability for delivering public benefits that are committed through the OurRFP Process.
DMPED is receiving public input through an Online Engagement Forum through February 11, 2017, which asks questions similar to those discussed at the workshop to ensure that those who could not participate were able to have their ideas heard. The Online Engagement Forum can be found at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yi27B2fMWsbQaCJF2
DMPED will hold a Follow-up meeting on February 16th at 6:30 PM at the Friendship Chamberlain Elementary School, located at 1345 Potomac Ave, SE. to reconnect with the community on the feedback received through the Workshop and Online Engagement Forum, further refine major community preferences, and explain how community input will be incorporated in the RFP.
DMPED held a Public Workshop on January 28, 2017 at the Friendship Chamberlain Elementary School, located at 1345 Potomac Ave, SE. DMPED and the Office of Planning staff presented information regarding this new initiative and provided a thorough analysis of the Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club, neighborhood and market context. DMPED also actively solicited feedback on how to shape the future development of this site from residents and community members in the form of a facilitated break-out group session. See the Public Workshop presentation from the meeting in the related content section below.
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