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Office Releases Draft Plan for H Street

The D.C. Office of Planning has released a draft of its strategic development plan for the H Street Northeast commercial corridor.

Intended to guide the corridor for the next decade, planning office officials held numerous public forums on issues such as land use and transportation needs for neighborhood residents and business owners while developing the draft plan.

The planning office will accept written comments on the plan until Thursday. Comments can be sent to Derrick Woody, the District’s revitalization planning project manager, at or faxed to (202) 442-7638. Karina Ricks, the District’s planner for Ward 6, will also accept comments at

Currently the plan can be viewed at, the Web site of a monthly newspaper that covers the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The draft plan will be posted on the Planning Office’s Web site,, in the future.

Students Show Projects at Building Museum

The National Building Museum will host a presentation by students in its CityVision program from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The CityVision program, which involves students from five District middle and junior high schools, is a three-month project that asks students to examine problems in their neighborhoods such as vacant lots or abandoned buildings, and propose solutions using urban design.

The students, who worked with architecture students from Catholic University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, focused on three neighborhoods: Brightwood/Takoma Park, Benning Road/H Street Northeast and Capitol Hill/H Street Northeast.

The event is open to the public, but visitors must register by contacting Stacy Kerr at (202) 272-2448, ext. 3556.

— Jennifer Yachnin

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