Redevelopment Along The Waterfront

In Washington, D.C., a huge parking lot that parallels the southwest waterfront is slowly being transformed into a 4.2-acre park. Developers and architects are "turning community input into actual park concepts and designs," said to The Dirt.

The waterfront community park, which is still unnamed, is just a small part of the larger, 51-acre redevelopment project that is taking place along the Washington Channel. "Developer financed but community design," says The Dirt, parties involved are listening and trying to understand community demands which they are incorporating into the park.

Carolyn Mitchell, former president of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, said "The community input yielded results: there are separate zones for kids and adults, and the pavilion is closer to the water. This design provides "something for everyone."

Elinor Bacon, a representative of the developers said that they "will use five different landscape architecture firms. The firms all have different talents so will address different zones."

Full Story: Developer Financed, Community Designed

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