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For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community.
The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E.
Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 12:38 PM Last Updated on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 10:31 PM
Due to the complexities of coding, thoroughly testing all links, and the reality of our web designer's holiday travel, the go-live date for the updated Eastern Market Metro Plaza project website is now Monday, December 23. The public comment period has been extended and will close on January 17th not January 10th.
We encourage everyone in the community to take the Transportation Survey on the project website and to leave comments on all design plans as soon as the site goes live. The Eastern Market Metro Park Task Force will convene in early 2014 to review the results of the community's comments on Concepts A and B as well as the Transportation Survey and comments left on the project blog. After reviewing all community input, the task force will give further direction to the design team.
The general study area for the project is the public land shown in the aerial photograph below which labels each of the parcels with a number. At the community meetings held on December 8th and 11th the design team presented two alternative conceptual master plans for the parcels. These are titled Concept A (Bosque) and Concept B (Library) - the word in parenthesis refers to the defining feature of each Concept's Parcel #4 design.
Also below are two birdseye views - one of each of the two Concepts. These views show Parcel #1 in the foreground and Parcel # 4 in the distance. The view is looking southwest toward the Metro station canopy.
Concepts A (Bosque) and B (Library) as well as the Transportation Survey will be available at www.easternmarketmetropark.org by December 23.
Eastern Market Metro Plaza Study Area by Numbered Parcels
Concept A (Bosque) - Parcel #1 in foreground; Parcel #4 with METRO canopy in distance
Concept B (Library) - Parcel #1 in foreground; Parcel # 4 in distance with entrance pavillion
to a proposed below grade expansion of the Southeast Branch Library
Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district. Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.