Equitable Development and Urban Park Space
EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE METRICS
A key objective of the 11th Street Bridge Park is to improve the environment of the surrounding area. Over the past year, we partnered with the Landscape Architecture Foundation to create measurable environmental performance metrics for this new civic space. This baseline data will help inform our design and can be measured once the park opens to ensure we are meeting our goals.
URBAN INSTITUTE WHITE PAPER
This report is the first in a series of products that tracks the park’s creation and draws out lessons for cities on planning, measuring, and producing equitable growth.
THE BRIDGES OF D.C. CURRICULUM GUIDE
Although essential to our infrastructure, bridges are also symbols and inspiration for writers, artists and engineers. Neo-classic D.C. and modern sensibilities vie for funds, to maintain and change the face and functionality of D.C. View The Bridges of D.C. curriculum here.
THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK BASELINE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
A key goal of the 11th Street Bridge Park is to build healthy communities in the neighborhoods surrounding the future park. In partnership with George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, we are issuing the first phase of a Health Impact Assessment using existing data sets to describe the current health status of residents living within a half-mile walk shed of the future Bridge Park site and conditions related to their built environment. This phase of the Health Impact Assessment was supported by The Kresge Foundation.
PLAN FOR KIOSK BASED BUSINESSES ON THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK
Graduate students at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School created a proposal for kiosk based businesses on the future Bridge Park.
PARKS AND PLAY: INNOVATIVE DESIGN IN D.C.
In the spring of 2016, students at Virginia Tech’s Graduate Urban Planning Studio studied plans for interactive play areas to inform the 11th Street Bridge Park. This final report will shape our continued design to create an innovative and inter-generational exploration space on our park. We would like to thank these bright students for their hard work, imagination and dedication.
11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
A key goal of the Bridge Park’s Equitable Development Plan is to explore the creation of a Community Land Trust in the adjacent communities. In the spring semester of 2016, Thomas Roberts, a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning student at Virginia Tech, led extensive research and conversations with practitioners and experts in community land trusts to create a proposal for an 11th Street Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
2012 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM COLLABORATION
The DC Office of Planning, working with THEARC and tasked local teens to create their own concepts for an 11th Street recreational bridge.
FEBRUARY 4, 2016 PRESENTATION TO
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION
On February 4, 2016 we presented an informational briefing to the commission of the National Capital Planning Commission.
DESIGN OVERVIEW BY OMA’S JASON LONG AND OLIN’S HALLIE BOYCE
On January 8, 2015, our designers Jason Long from OMA and Hallie Boyce from OLIN gave a presentation at the National Building Museum. They were joined by 11th Street Bridge Park Director Scott Kratz and Design Oversight Committee member David Smith.
ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
A key goal of the 11th Street Bridge Park is to serve as an anchor for economic development. Staff retained HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) to estimate the economic impacts of the proposed park as well as annual attendance. HR&A Advisors has led similar studies for New York City’s High Line, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and DC’s Southwest Eco-District. We would like to thank the Anacostia Business Improvement District for their support.
VIRGINIA TECH URBAN PLANNING STUDENTS STUDY THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Prepared By: Eric Belmont, Kelly Davis, Yasmine Doumi, Aaron Frank, Chris Marshall, Matthew Pfeiffer, Katie McConnell, John Stowe, Nathan Wallingford, and Eric Weisz; Studio Advisor: Dr. Margaret Cowell; Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning Program.
PRESENTATION OF THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK
A public presentation by project director Scott Kratz describing the future bridge.
PEOPLE, PLACES AND PLANS: DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, NEIGHBORHOOD SITE INVENTORY AND ASSESSMENT OF POLICY RELEVANT TO THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK
Prepared by: Priya Desai, Tim Maher, Bradley Rawls & Casey Studhalter; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Studio Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Morton; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs.
ELEVATED PARKS ON THE RISE: SIX PROJECTS WITH LESSONS FOR THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK
Prepared by: Eric Brooks, Jamie Genevie and Alex Gonski; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs.
ACCESS, WALKABILITY AND WAYFINDING: THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING TO THE 11TH STREET BRIDGE PARK
Prepared by: Ryan Anderson, Eric Childs and Terrah Glenn; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Studio Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Morton; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs.
Reimagining the Civic Commons: Value Capture in the Commons
Tools for sustaining our public places while benefiting existing communities.