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Ward 5 Works Community Briefing

Holiday Inn Express - 1917 Bladensburg Road NE
December 8, 2014

AGENDA
Study Background
Vision and Goals
Study Area and Findings
Solutions
Next Steps

Ward 5 Works - December 8, 2014 Community Meeting

December 8. 2014 Community Meeting . technological and creative services Ward 5 Works .Why Ward 5 Ward 5 is home to about 50% of DC’s industrially zoned Land Ward 5 residents have voiced a desire for improvements and amenities Opportunity for businesses to be improved neighbors and better serve local residents Capitalize on the District’s changing economy and demographics Leverage the demand for green.

2013. the Task Force shall submit to the Mayor and the Council a report detailing a plan to stimulate and promote the modernization and adaptive use of parcels of Ward 5’s industrial land. 2014 Community Meeting .December 8.Leadership “By December 31. consistent with applicable laws and zoning regulations” – Mayoral Order 2013-025 Study Published in August 2014 Councilmember McDuffie’s leadership (November 2012 Task Force Legislation and Council Hearing) Mayor’s support and vision for equitable economic growth Ward 5 Works .

2014 Community Meeting . Ward 5 o The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development o The Chief Financial Officer o The District Department of Transportation o The Department of Public Works o The District Department of the Environment o The Department of General Services Ward 5 Works .Taskforce 16 members 8 Community Representatives: o ANCs o Community Activists o Labor Unions o Local Businesses 8 District Government representatives: o DC Office of Planning. Chair o Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie.December 8.

December 8. Arts/Creative. Food/Beverage. Building Industry) Over 40 one-on-one interviews stakeholders Ward 5 Works . 2014 Community Meeting .Stakeholder Input 6 Task Force meetings Community Forum (over 70 attendees) 4 Focus Groups (Community.

Community Feedback Strengths • Sense of Community • Architecture and History • Suburban Feel with Urban Amenities • Communityminded Business/Propert y Owners • Positive Direction of the Ward (and the District) Weaknesses • Private Waste Facilities • Construction Stockpiles/ Air Quality • Night Clubs • Marijuana Facilities • Train Tracks • Blighted Properties • Lack of Job/Entrepreneu rial Opp. Opportunities • Arts. Tech and Food as Replacements to Heavier Industrial • Retail and Restaurants that Cater Ward 5 Diverse Residents Threats • Environmental pollution: air. water. noise. 2014 Community Meeting .December 8. toxic waste • Pests/vermin • Lack of dialogue and personal connections with property owners • Gentrification • Disconnect with Industrial Areas Ward 5 Works .

2014 Community Meeting .AGENDA Study Background Vision and Goals Study Area and Findings Solutions Next Steps Ward 5 Works .December 8.

and Repair industry that diversifies the District’s economy. complements and enhances the integrity of neighborhoods. Ward 5 will adapt its existing industrial land to develop a cutting-edge and sustainable Production.Vision “In the next five years. serves as a hub for low-barrier employment. and provides opportunities for arts. 2014 Community StudyMeeting Task Force Meeting 4 .December Land Transformation 8. Distribution.” 02 Vision Ward 5 Works Industrial . recreation and other community amenities.

Grow and create more businesses. Ward 5 02 Vision Create great new places.Goals 1. co-locations 7. Promote inclusive job growth. offering residents a range of employment opportunities. Serve municipal functions and optimize efficiencies. particularly in new and emerging industries 3. Provide desired community amenities 8. including well-paid jobs with low entry barriers and career-ladder potential 4. improve physical appearance and enhance Industrial Land Transformation Study Task Force Meeting 4 connectivity . Address nuisance/operational issues of some existing businesses 5. Diversify the District’s economy and bolster existing businesses 2. Improve environmental stewardship and performance 6.

2014 Community Meeting .December 8.AGENDA Study Background Vision and Goals Study Area and Findings Solutions Next Steps Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Study Task Force Meeting 4 Ward 5 Works .

December 8.000 acres. 600+ properties Completed: • Existing Conditions Analysis • Parcel Inventory • Market Study • Case Studies • Best Practices Ward 5 Works .Study Area and Scope Study Area: 1. 2014 Community Meeting .

Key Takeaways • Over 500 Businesses – only a handful serious nuisances • Nuisance uses affect quality of life • Opportunity to modernize and attract emerging sectors • Increasing demand for smaller spaces for creative and food businesses • PDR Jobs Average Pay $5-$7 Hour More than Service Sector Jobs • Good Jobs: PDR Annual Average Wages Range from $37k (Warehousing) to mid-$60k (Wholesale and Construction) Compared to $33k in Retail • Career-Ladder Opportunities : Entry Level PDR Jobs Allow for Advancement Ward 5 Works .December 8. 2014 Community Meeting .

December 8. 2014 Community Meeting .AGENDA Study Background Vision and Goals Study Area and Findings Solutions Next Steps Ward 5 Works .

Potential solutions • Community Amenities • Nuisance Uses and Buffering • Environmental Stewardship and Performance • • • • • • • • • Workforce Development Economic Development Business Finance and Assistance Marketing and Branding Governance “Maker” Space Zoning. 2014 Community Meeting .December 8. Land Use and Regulation Municipal Uses Infrastructure and Transit Ward 5 Works .

2014 Community Meeting .AGENDA Study Background Vision and Goals Study Area and Findings Solutions Next Steps Ward 5 Works .December 8.

VA Ave NE • Minimize Future Waste Management Activities Ward 5 Works .December 8. coordination. technical assistance and neighborhood relations • Develop a Good Neighbor Program • Create Master Plan for State-of-theArt DPR Facility on W. 2014 Community Meeting .Next Steps: Implementation • Improve NY Avenue as a gateway • Designate an Advocate/Creative Economy Sector Manager to begin marketing/branding.

December 8.Next Steps: Implementation • Enhance DCRA’s Small Business Resource Center • Evaluate site opportunities for a “creative hub” • Organize a Community/Business Forum • Improve Freight and Trucking Transportation (esp. 2014 Community Meeting . in neighborhoods) • Study PDR Zoning in greater depth Ward 5 Works .

Transforming New York Ave/West VA Triangle Ward 5 Works . 2014 Community Meeting .December 8.

2014 Community Meeting .December 8.Transforming New York Ave Ward 5 Works .

West Virginia Municipal Hub Ward 5 Works . 2014 Community Meeting .December 8.

2014 Community Meeting Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business 2014 .December 8.Good Neighbor Program Explore the creation of a program to improve relationships between businesses and the community from several angles: • Community relations • Operations • Building upkeep/upgrades • Façade improvement • Signage • Stormwater improvements • Air quality improvements • Mobility improvements Ward 5 Works .

Limauro@dc.Colleen.gov + 202 442 7605 .gov + 202 535 1556 Ward 5 Works Industrial .THANK YOU! For more information and additional resources: .www.December Land Transformation 8.Wilger@dc.gov/ward5works .Andrea. 2014 Community StudyMeeting Task Force Meeting 4 .planning.dc.