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January 30 ~ Mt. Vernon Triangle Neighbors to Discuss Alley Improvements

Wed., Jan. 30 (6-8pm): The Mt. Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) has teamed up with design and urban development firms EL Studio and urbanSEED to rethink possibilities with two of the area’s alleys. Already, according to their announcement, they “have a great start thanks to community response to an online survey launched last November.” The forthcoming community workshop, to be held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (901 3rd St.) will be the next step in the process of re-imagining those alleys.

“Specifically,” they explain, “we’re planning an upcoming community design exercise . . . and want your input on potential approaches for transforming two alleys — Prather’s Alley and 4½ Street, NW -– that are located within the city block bounded by 4th, 5th, I and K Streets, NW.” The “guiding principles for how [the] collaboration will ‘flow’ during the workshop,” along with a sign-up form to register (no charge) on their Eventbrite page to be, as they say, “prepared for your participation. We are very excited about this effort and look forward to working with the community to enhance the public realm and bring another great amenity to Mount Vernon Triangle.”

THIS JUST IN (Jan. 29, 11:40am): See the following information update from the MVT CID in advance of tomorrow evening’s community meeting:

Please help us understand how the MVT CID can better serve your needs and interests, and take a few minutes to share your feedback in the Neighborhood Perception Survey covering the 2018 calendar year. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and your responses will help to improve the quality of the programs and service offerings provided by the MVT CID. What’s more, five lucky respondents will win a $50 gift card to any MVT CID retail location of their choice!

Conducted annually, the survey is used to gather stakeholder feedback regarding neighborhood preferences. The MVT CID translates your feedback into specific initiatives and strategic priorities.  Survey responses from previous years were instrumental toward the creation of the MVT CID Safety Council, relocation and expansion of the FRESHFARM MVT Farmers Market, and implementation of a planning effort to define and meet the neighborhood’s green and open space requirements—ultimately leading to publication of the MVT Open Space Study for which stakeholder advocacy efforts remain ongoing.


Please contact [email protected] with any questions about this survey or feedback to share with our staff.