Residents, civic organizations, and small businesses along the Georgia Avenue NW corridor are poised to kick off a long-term planning group that will focus on the southern end of the avenue, including parts of Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Le-Droit Park. Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, who represents these neighborhoods in D.C. is at the forefront of establishing a collaborative community organization called the “Lower Georgia Avenue Equitable Development Project.” The group will work on policy recommendations for their community.
It’s no secret that Ward 1 is home to some of the fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in DC. Right now there is a great opportunity to help shape the future of Georgia Avenue before anticipated development projects come to the corridor.
Issues the group will tackle include housing, economic development, and human services. “Lower Georgia Avenue” is roughly defined as the length between Florida and New Hampshire avenues NW, and among the group’s initial partners are the Pleasant Plains Civic Association, Georgia Avenue Thrive, District Bridges, and the Park Morton Resident Council.
Park Morton, a decades-old public housing complex, and nearby Bruce Monroe Park are scheduled for massive redevelopment in the coming years under the District’s initiative.
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