First Eastern Market Metro Plaza Meeting Thursday

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Conceptual drawing for the Eastern Market Metro Park Project, showing the view from the Northeast. The Southeast Library is depicted near top right, above the hood of the metro station. Image: DGS

The DC Department of General Services (DGS) and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the first community meeting on the Eastern Market Metro Park Project will take place 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Eastern Market Metro Park project is the result of a 2013 community led Master Park Plan commissioned by Barracks Row Main Street (BRMS) that illustrated new public space improvements surrounding the Eastern Market Metro Station.

The primary objective of the project is to transform the Metro Park area and surrounding DPR parkland into a safe and thriving ‘Town Square’ supporting multi-generational social activities for the  Capitol Hill community.

Other park objectives include improved park connectivity, enhanced multi-modal transit access, and increased green infrastructure.

Attend the meeting to find out about the next stages in the process, ask questions and give input.

The District will be pursuing its first ENVISION certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The ENVISION framework will help to align this project with other overarching citywide resiliency goals and demonstrate our continued commitment to building a sustainable future.

The meeting takes place  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)

Find out more about the project online, including past public presentations, on the project website.