Putting the Public in Public Space

Ward 6 Matters

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On Nov. 15, 7 to 9 PM at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, the first in a quarterly discussion series called “Ward 6 Matters” was held. Be it the use of the curbside for parking or food trucks, pocket parks, increased density awarded as a result of a Planned Unit Development, the ubiquitous sidewalk cafes that dot our urban landscape or the provision of new roadways, the organization and administration of Public Space impacts the lives of District residents. “Public Space” is all horizontal space outside private property lines as well the air rights above the limit that property owners can develop as a matter of right. A public panel discussed the manner in which the District of Columbia both administers public space as well as the means in which it is transferred permanently or leased to the private realm. The Hill Rag, The Ward 6 Democrats and the Hill Center selected a knowledgeable panel to discuss the current arrangements and brainstorm ideas for the future:

  • • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen
  • • Associate Director for the Public Space Regulations Division (PSRD) Matthew Marcou
  • • The Chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D Meredith Fascett
  • • Former Historic Preservation Board Member Nancy Metzger
  • • Dave Alpert – Founder and President of Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST).

Thanks for joining us for Ward 6 Matters: Putting the “Public” in Public Space. Our speakers this evening are Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Associate Director for the Public Space Regulations Division (PSRD) Matthew Marcou, The Chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D Meredith Fascett, Former Historic Preservation Board Member Nancy Metzger, Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST) Dave Alpert. This event is in partnership with the Hill Rag and Ward 6 Democrats of Washington, DC.

Posted by Hill Center on Thursday, November 15, 2018

This event was sponsored by The Hill Rag, The Ward 6 Democrats, Hill Center, The Capitol Hill Village, The Waterfront Village, The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D), At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I), the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, the Southwest Business Improvement District, The Capitol Hill Improvement District and the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District.