Georgia Aveune-Petworth Metro Station Area and Corridor Plan

The DC Office of Planning along with Georgia Avenue citizens, businesses, neighborhood stakeholders, and representatives from the offices of Council Members Jim Graham and Adrian Fenty, collaborated in a 16-month planning process to produce a strategic revitalization plan known as the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station Area and Corridor Plan.

This two-phased plan is a framework to guide growth and development in the area, as well as re-establish and promote Georgia Avenue as an attractive corridor offering a unique location to live, work, shop and enjoy civic spaces and cultural settings.

The first phase of the plan has focused on the disposition and development of the District-owned site at the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station.

Plans for the Metro station include a mixed-use development with 17,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space, 148 residential units, (20 percent of which have been set-aside for affordable units) and underground parking.

Donetelli & Klein will serve as developers of the project, located on Georgia Avenue at New Hampshire Avenue. Groundbreaking is scheduled in early spring 2005 and completion is expected in early 2007.

The second phase focuses on the Georgia Avenue corridor from Euclid Street in Ward One to Decatur Street in Ward Four.

This phase of the planning process emphasizes balancing growth and development by identifying and guiding opportunities for redevelopment as well as identifying strategies to encourage a better mix of uses, including quality neighborhood-serving retail and mixed income housing.

To learn more about the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station Area and Corridor Plan, contact the DC Office of Planning at 202-442-7600 or visit

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