D.C. Council Approves Plan to Guide Development in Southwest

by Andrew Ramonas July 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

Lansburgh Park upgrade rendering (Photo via Office of Planning)A plan to build a new library, increase arts and cultural activities and provide more retail options in Southwest has secured the support of the D.C. Council.

Council members yesterday approved a resolution backing the Southwest Neighborhood Plan, which is intended to serve as a guide for development in the area.

The 146-page document, which the District Office of Planning released in November, features a variety of recommendations. In addition to suggestions to construct a new library and attract more retailers and arts and cultural events, the plan calls for the creation of affordable housing and the redesigning of local parks.

Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6, who helped shepherd the resolution through the Council, said the Southwest Neighborhood Plan will help “focus investments where they’re most needed.”

“Southwest is a unique and special part of our city, and is facing enormous change in the coming years,” he said in a statement.

Photo via Office of Planning


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