Envision  Adams  Morgan  
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9/2014  –  2/1015  

Introduction  
In the first phase of Envision Adams Morgan, volunteer working groups developed a
report detailing the current state of our neighborhood. We then launched a survey to
collect opinions and ideas from residents and local businesses in the areas of
sustainability, housing, economy, transportation, community services, zoning, and
historic preservation.
Between September 2014 and February 2015, we collected 535 responses and over
900 written suggestions concerning the future of the neighborhood!
Survey respondents were self-selecting and responses were not tracked or weighted by
demographics. While we did what we could within our means to spread the word, we
acknowledge that this survey did not necessarily reach a representative sample of the
over 16,000 residents of Adams Morgan. The results should be interpreted accordingly
and considered reflective of the views of only those who participated in the survey.
Nevertheless, those who did participate shared some excellent and constructive ideas.
We encourage everyone to consider all comments offered with an open mind and in the
spirit of community.

A Community Survey

SurveyMonkey

Q1 How important are the following
community services to you?
Answered: 533

Skipped: 2

Healthcare
Services

Libraries

Nonprofit and
Community...
Parks and
Recreation...
Pre-K and
After School...

Schools

Senior Services

0

1

Not
Important
Healthcare Services

Libraries

Nonprofit and Community
Facilities
Parks and Recreation Services

Pre-K and After School Programs

Schools

Senior Services

2

Somewhat
Unimportant

3

Somewhat
Important

4

Very
Important

Total

Weighted
Average

15.53%
82

34.09%
180

27.46%
145

22.92%
121

528

2.58

9.28%
49

16.48%
87

32.95%
174

41.29%
218

528

3.06

14.61%
77

31.88%
168

35.86%
189

17.65%
93

527

2.57

0.19%
1

3.01%
16

26.32%
140

70.49%
375

532

3.67

29.71%
156

22.48%
118

23.05%
121

24.76%
130

525

2.43

24.43%
128

17.75%
93

22.90%
120

34.92%
183

524

2.68

32.38%
170

31.43%
165

20.38%
107

15.81%
83

525

2.20

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Q2 Are you satisfied with the following
community services and facilities?
Answered: 506

Skipped: 29

Healthcare
Services

Libraries

Nonprofit and
Community...
Parks and
Recreation...
Pre-K and
After School...

Schools

Senior Services

0

1

Not
Satisfied
Healthcare Services

2

Somewhat
Unsatisfied

3

Somewhat
Satisfied

4

Very
Satisfied

Total

Weighted Average

6.21%
30

33.13%
160

48.65%
235

12.01%
58

483

2.66

28.19%
139

33.06%
163

29.21%
144

9.53%
47

493

2.20

Nonprofit and Community
Facilities

4.42%
21

39.79%
189

47.37%
225

8.42%
40

475

2.60

Parks and Recreation Services

9.02%
45

28.86%
144

48.70%
243

13.43%
67

499

2.67

7.99%
35

40.41%
177

42.24%
185

9.36%
41

438

2.53

12.14%
55

43.05%
195

34.88%
158

9.93%
45

453

2.43

8.69%
37

41.08%
175

40.38%
172

9.86%
42

426

2.51

Libraries

Pre-K and After School Programs

Schools

Senior Services

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SurveyMonkey

Q3 Do you have any ideas about how to
improve the services or facilities that are
important to you?
Answered: 148

Skipped: 387

#

Responses

Date

1

I can't really answer #2 above, as I have a "no opinion" for some and, for others, I am not sure if I am answering
the question with regard to these services in the immediate area of Adams Morgan versus citywide.

2/8/2015 8:01 PM

2

Now that Marie Reed Elementary School is in the motion for school renovation, it is the time to collect all
community efforts to keep Marie Reed Community Center Services united and improved. It would be a
devastating blow to Adams Morgan Community to let this chance pass.

1/29/2015 12:49 PM

3

More bikeshare stations

1/14/2015 11:19 PM

4

Is there a library in Adams Morgan?

1/14/2015 9:51 AM

5

Renovate Marie Reed, Upgrade equipment and facilities at Kalorama and Walter Pierce Parks, Bring more
programs to Reed for afterschool- partner with DPR to give Reed students swim lessons; have local musicians
help form a school band; etc. Have DPR offer a GOOD summer camp at Reed - especially the VERANO Spanish
camp since Reed is a Spanish bilingual school

12/16/2014 4:54 PM

6

Local help from everyone in the area...

12/4/2014 2:59 AM

7

- more nightlighting, and more consistent schedule for nightlighting at Marie Reed soccer field. - improved DCPR
youth camp organization and leadership at Kalorama Park

12/3/2014 10:19 AM

8

Not yet. Just moved Adams Morgan in August.

12/1/2014 3:50 PM

9

Offer more adult recreation classes at Marie Reed Center, similar to other centers in the city, for instance potery,
painting, yoga, crafts, etc...

11/30/2014 8:34 PM

10

I feel like it'd be nice to have a library closer than the Mount Pleasant and Cleveland Park branches. Also, the
parks (Pierce Mill and the one up Columbia Road near Kalorama) are so-so. They could be nicer.

11/30/2014 8:19 PM

11

Create a magnet program at the local elementary school that kids who are prepared to learn are able to learn.

11/30/2014 7:18 PM

12

Build a new Marie Reed School and Community Services Center that are net-zero buildings, creating through
renewable energy sources, including ground-source (geothermal) heating and cooling, as much energy as they
consume, and recycle the buildings' graywater to use for toilets and irrigation. Integrate information on healthy
food and a healthy planet into PreK-5 education in our two elementary schools. Provide 'wrap-around' social
services to families of H.D. Cooke and Marie Reed students to help them support their schoolchildren's'
education.

11/30/2014 9:55 AM

13

We need a library! Update play equipment and play spaces at neighborhood playgrounds. Enforce dog-leashing
rules so that I can enjoy the parks and play areas.

11/24/2014 9:49 PM

14

No

11/22/2014 4:06 PM

15

Marie Reed needs to be rebuilt as a welcoming community amenity for people of all ages. Right now it's just
shabby, and as a result has few in-boundary students.

11/21/2014 3:59 PM

16

Please ask DC Water to replace the 125 year old main water line that runs under the south side of Columbia
Road, NW.

11/21/2014 3:51 PM

17

Upgrade Kalorama Park. Local library. And indoor play spaces for kids - either DPR or commercial like the
Playseum in Eastern Market.

11/20/2014 11:35 AM

18

Fix the park at 16th and Columbia.

11/18/2014 9:28 PM

19

I know a bit about all of the above except senior services ...whats around for them perhaps my ignorance.

11/17/2014 3:30 PM

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20

I have a Federal Government health plan so a community health service is not important to me. I'm sure it is
important to others, but am answering this survey for my own personal needs. The survey does not give me the
appropriate option to check, so I checked not satisfied when I mean it is not important to me. I would like to know
of a service to provide the care givers for my long term care policy when it will be needed.

11/14/2014 1:48 PM

21

Better playgrounds It would be nice to have a local library but Cleveland Park and Columbia Heights aren't too
far.

11/9/2014 9:40 PM

22

Add the missing community facilities (e.g., library, senior citizens center) to the modernized Marie Reed.

11/6/2014 11:20 AM

23

To partner further with private sector, especially real estate.

11/4/2014 11:28 AM

24

Question 2 should have the ability to answer "don't know". Have not used many of these services to know.

10/31/2014 3:07 PM

25

I really like the painted bike lanes. I in-line-skate to work regularly. I have noticed a dramatic improvement in
driver tolerance of my being on the road since the city painted the bike lanes. I also think it is safer for me on the
road. The city should install more painted bike lanes. A bike lane on 21st street NW south of Florida Avenue
would be great.

10/31/2014 12:30 PM

26

Improve parks, playgrounds, and fitness facilites so that people can enjoy the neighborhood without paying
$200/month to go to one of the many gyms in the area. How about renovating that aweful park in lanier heights on
calvert street? A few more fitness stations here n there, maybe even an outdoor garden. Something that gets
people in touch with nature and each other.

10/30/2014 8:54 PM

27

Make the Ward 1 Senior Service Centers fully wheelchair-accessible. Why does DC Office on Aging contract for
inaccessible brownstones that people cannot use?

10/30/2014 7:40 PM

28

Create an Adams Morgan Village (indépendant living)

10/30/2014 10:41 AM

29

Improve the Marie Reed center outdoor facilities for young children play. Offer more young child educational and
play activities on the weekends at Marie Reed and neighborhood parks (e.g., Kick Are For Kids youth soccer at
Pierce Park Sunday mornings).

10/30/2014 10:33 AM

30

Use school spaces for community events during non school hours. More Programming at Parks

10/29/2014 9:42 PM

31

Add a library to the community

10/29/2014 9:27 AM

32

The lack of affordable commercial space in the area greatly reduces the availability of services. The city could do
more to demand more mixed use in new developments and offer rent subsidies or grants to pay commercial
rents.

10/28/2014 11:34 PM

33

Building a local library in AdMo would be a wonderful anchor for our neighborhood.

10/26/2014 4:12 PM

34

I'd love to see the local non-profits and other service based organizations (and even schools) reach out to the
community more often, and tell us what they're up to.

10/26/2014 2:15 PM

35

Would strongly recommend the updating of the Kalorama Playground in Kalorama Park, as well the the full
updating of Marie Reed Center to make the aquatic facility (while smaller) to be the same caliber as the one at
Wilson HS run by the city. I would also advocate for a library to be dedicated in the Adams Morgan area that is a
central gathering point for many community activities as it is Tenley, Petworth, Georgetown, etc.

10/22/2014 10:13 AM

36

Have senior programs at the DPW facilities. We used to have a senior exercise class at Girard Street, but the
money dried up.

10/20/2014 12:10 PM

37

Open a public gym with work out equipment. Have the circulator come down Columbia Road then circle back up
18th so everyone in the neighborhood can use it. Make the sidewalks safer for seniors by prohibiting bikes on the
sidewalks (esp. where we have bike lanes.) Get police to enforce laws for bike riders - they are becoming a
complete menace.

10/20/2014 7:29 AM

38

Get someone who knows something about parks. No one so far does.

10/19/2014 6:55 PM

39

Adams Morgan has been passed by even as many other neighborhoods received new or improved Recreation
Centers while Kalorama Park has languished. This has happened while demand has increased for meeting
space, kid's activities, better space for indoor activities, etc. Marie Reed should have been redone to be rid of the
outdated open pan concept that is disliked and discredited in favor of a multi story school with a public library on
the corner and some storefront retail. Newer pool and other facilties are needed there were there is ample space
-- and multi story would better match the surrounding 3 story row house image.

10/15/2014 5:18 PM

40

Need affordable housing for seniors.

10/14/2014 4:25 PM

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41

Perhaps a "Village" such as the ones in Dupont Circle and Glover Park to assist Seniors A facility at Walter
Pierce Park so that someone is on duty there and it could be available for meetings, etc. - and improvements in
this part. Kalorama seems to get money -- why not Pierce Park? In fact, I think Ward I should have a bigger piece
of the Parks and Rec Budget.

10/14/2014 2:27 PM

42

Sorry I had to check not satisfied to what I did, but there was no option for not applicable, which would have been
my answer.

10/13/2014 7:28 AM

43

DPR does not deliver proper upkeep of Kalorama Park and Walter Pierce. There should be an improved and
revamped new Rec Center at Kalorama Park; also the children's playgrounds should be improved due to the high
demand. There is very high demand by all ages for Kalorama Park and it is not suitable for what is needed in
such a densely populated area.

10/12/2014 3:49 PM

44

The schools are a top reason I'm not planning to buy real estate in DC. Would really appreciate a community
library in the area as well, and care for the parks and green spaces

10/11/2014 9:16 PM

45

Upgrade the playgrounds at Walter Pierce and Kalorama Parks to include sun shades and/or a spray park.

10/11/2014 5:55 PM

46

Add some new play equipment to Kalorama Park playground - but PLEASE DO NOT USE ARTIFICIAL TURF,
POURED IN PLACE, RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER Woodchips please!

10/10/2014 6:07 PM

47

I am fairly new to the neighborhood but would appreciate better means of distributing information on the available
services and how to access them, as well as neighborhood projects in the area to assist with improvements. The
effort to green Kalorama Park by removing impermeable pavement is good and should be replicated in parks
throughout the neighborhood.

10/8/2014 7:44 PM

48

Yes,HCS: More for poor. Library:Have at least a satellite library with vol. reading to children and w computer
access for poor. Non-Profits: Do more outreach w community. The new Potters House wants to get involved w
the community on every level and should be used. Talk to Tim Kumfer, transition manager about ideas. Look up
web site and call him. This is going to be a great resource for the ever more gentrified Adams Morgan.
Parks/Rec: City to have more collaboration and cooperation with private volunteers. Senior Services: Work with
the new renovated Potters House to have groups for seniors,children, mothers with infants,toddlers for the to
share together and let seniors be in-place grand parents. Start organizing for an "Aging in Place" community like
thse in Duont Circle, Cleveland Park, Capital Hill and Arlington, Va. I'll help work on it as a volunteer and I have
three other vol who want to work right now on it.

10/3/2014 11:46 AM

49

Adams Morgan could use a mobile library in the immediate neighborhood

10/1/2014 1:41 PM

50

I'm invested in retaining our existent, small park areas.

9/29/2014 12:39 PM

51

Does Adams Morgan have a local library? I'm not aware of one. The closest one to me is Cleveland Park, but it's
not convenient enough so I do not go.

9/27/2014 8:05 AM

52

Stop the rampant construction of unwanted and unneeded buildings like the hotel and the Adamo. There is no
where for residents, guests and commercial vehicles to access parking for simple loading and unloading, where
the hell do you expect people to park? In Southeast DC? Get rid of the bike lanes, they are well underutilized by
cyclists and on Columbia Rd NW the old method of commercial vehicles being able to park in the center lane
allowing east-west traffic flow without hindrance.

9/26/2014 7:22 AM

53

Adams Morgan should have its own branch library which can also serve as a community space. We should strive
to make our two elementary schools the best possible.

9/24/2014 8:48 PM

54

1. Please ensure dog owners are using designated "dog park" areas when taking their dogs for recreation. 2.
Distribute trash cans a bit more freely to see if walkers will use them to dispose of their personal trash (bottles,
fast food bags, etc.) 3. There are more children than in the last 15 years here in the Kalorama Triangle, therefore,
a "slow down" sign for motorists entering the area is worthwhile. 4. Put up a "speed bump" on 20th street to
prevent further increase in use of it as a through street with the higher auto speeds a through street allows. It is
right next to Kalorama Park and its basketball facilities. 5.

9/24/2014 1:44 PM

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55

Adams Morgan should become an Arts Districts help to revitalize economic development. Tax incentives
encourage artists to live and work within these districts. In setting up these districts, that “the development of an
active artistic community, including ‘artists in residence’, in [these areas] would promote economic development,
revitalization, tourism, employment opportunities, and encourage business development by providing alternative
commercial enterprises.” In short, the legislature was giving each of these communities the tools and incentive to
develop a portion of its community by helping artists to live, work and contribute to community life, and for art
galleries and exhibition spaces to help contribute to the economy of DC and Adams Morgan. Tax incentives:
specifically, the legislation provides three different kinds of incentives; A. For artists who live and work within a
specified district, any sale of work created within the district is exempt from state sales tax. B. For artists who live
and work within a specified district, any income they receive from the sale of work they have created within the
district is exempt from state personal income tax. C. For gallery spaces located within the boundaries of a
specified district, the sale of original, one-of-a-kind works of art are exempt from state sales tax, whether or not
they were created within the boundaries of the arts district.

9/24/2014 12:07 PM

56

The chain-link fence around the soccer field in Walter Pierce Park may be protecting the grass, but it has
destroyed the park as a pleasant, open, place to enjoy, or even walk through on the way from Lanier Heights to
the Woodley Park Metro. The fence has now created a narrow, resticted path through the park that I no longer
feel comfortable walking though after dark. This fence should be removed, or possible moved many feet farther
into the field from the walking path.

9/24/2014 11:10 AM

57

Would be great to get a library and also better grocery stores. Would like to see quality of restaurants improve
and have fingers crossed that changes in liquor license rules will help. Would be great to encourage more
shopping.

9/23/2014 2:23 PM

58

More outdoor, active, nature related time for early childhood education. More art, music, and sports time for all
kids.

9/22/2014 8:27 PM

59

there are some things in the neighborhood that I don't know much about.

9/20/2014 10:03 AM

60

The survey doesn't list services that are important to me. This survey reads like something appropriate for a
nursing home in the suburbs.

9/19/2014 8:51 PM

61

Need more large community meeting facilities.

9/19/2014 3:19 PM

62

Maintain and increase the number of trees and green spaces, not just for children and families but for all people
and wildlife, the environment. Limit 14th Street–style development to keep the neighborhood feel.

9/19/2014 3:07 PM

63

Keep it the same.

9/18/2014 11:02 AM

64

Take the lock off the field @ pierce park

9/17/2014 8:51 PM

65

The playgrounds need to be renovated.

9/17/2014 7:52 PM

66

We need an Adams Morgan Seniors' "Village" established, if it hasn't already.

9/17/2014 11:55 AM

67

I would like to see the small places stay -- Idle Times -- rather than have big chain stores move in.

9/17/2014 7:59 AM

68

I would be interested in vacant store fronts making the space available for pop-up artists or a temporary home for
non-profits and community facilities.

9/17/2014 7:28 AM

69

I wish I knew

9/17/2014 6:43 AM

70

Is there any chance we could get rid of the fence at Walter Pierce park? It was apparently installed so that they
could charge for use of the facility, but does anybody use it now? I walk by most days and it used to be regularly
occupied, but now I rarely see anyone, so unless people are using it mid-day weekdays, it is wasted space. I
haven't even seen the drunk kickballers this summer. That means that even if making the city money is a higher
priority than having a nice park, it's still not successful, and some of the reasons for that cannot be changed.
During the government shutdown, a number of kids soccer teams that usually play at Carter Barron played at
Walter Pierce and I heard a lot of people say that they loved the high quality turf in the field and would be happy
to have their kids play there regularly, but given the lack of parking it was unrealistic, and now they've never been
back. It's nice that the city has done all the work on the turf and I'm sure they couldn't keep it up without the fence,
but I would much rather have crummy turf that people use than have beautiful turf and a big ugly fence. On a
sunny day, the dog park is full, the basketball court is full, the playground is full and it is a nice community feeling,
and then there is that large empty space. So if there are any options to make a change to that, I would support it!

9/16/2014 11:39 PM

71

Regular maintenance of tennis courts and other parks/fields.

9/16/2014 7:45 PM

72

Better rodent eradication.

9/16/2014 5:33 PM

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73

community garden. bring back the one at Walter Pierce Park. Work with Park Service/Zoo to take over land on
Adams Mill Road for community gardens. More live music at 18th and Columbia with green space added.

9/16/2014 5:08 PM

74

Unify volunteers to coordinate with city services to address the most critical needs.

9/16/2014 3:40 PM

75

We don't have a library in Adams Morgan so it would be great to have a satellite library of some kind. Now that
the new school boundaries are being implemented, it would be great to have more of a community presence at
the new IB schools to ensure they are providing quality options for the neighborhood's kids.

9/16/2014 12:25 PM

76

Kalorama Park needs some improvements - the swing set in the big kids playground has been gone for over a
month.

9/16/2014 12:04 PM

77

no

9/16/2014 11:44 AM

78

keep improving the schools

9/16/2014 11:39 AM

79

Expand the number of parks, green spaces, and athletic areas. Make sure that all areas are clean, well
maintained, and well policed! Small existing open spaces that are heavy on concrete should be planted with trees
and flowers. Regarding a local library, repurpose and rehabilitate an existing space like the police and sun trust
building on the corner of Columbia and 18th.

9/16/2014 10:51 AM

80

Supporting diverse cultural events that bring together other community member such as Ethiopian, Eritrean, local
Latin American, Caribbean, African American...This includes mural projects, music (perhaps folk music of these
cultures) folk art events. One of the most aesthetically beautiful murals in the city (DC could use other types of art
aside from strict realism) is the one on your website banner. . The Mexican and Central American, African
American communities have a rich folk music tradition that is rarely heard in local communities. Put artists from
different cultural backgrounds on your committee. Lets teach all not to fear difference.

9/16/2014 8:39 AM

81

refurbish Meridien Hill park A library would be great

9/15/2014 8:54 PM

82

Open the Marie Reed pool on the weekends for lap swimming.

9/15/2014 2:54 PM

83

Light the soccer field, and tennis and basketball courts - love having people around and playing

9/15/2014 1:45 PM

84

What happened to Walter Pierce Park? A few years ago, it was a popular field for soccer matches. Then, a fence
was built and now I never see the field being used. It would be nice if more DC libraries were open on weekends.

9/15/2014 11:53 AM

85

Our parks need better maintenance - the lawns are scruffy, trees damaged, playgrounds tatty. In addition, people
need to know that they can't let their kids climb trees - it damages them.

9/15/2014 7:23 AM

86

It would be neat if there were a tutoring center, so folks from the community could come and help kids with their
homework.

9/14/2014 8:26 PM

87

Eliminate developers who are only interested in for profit services/products OR have them also create
services/products at little or no cost to counteract their other activities.

9/14/2014 7:15 PM

88

I primarily use the swimming pool at Marie Reed - overall the facility is well maintained and staffed.

9/14/2014 6:38 PM

89

More inclusive public spaces

9/14/2014 2:15 PM

90

Remove the gate at Walter Pierce Park and open it up for all the public to use. A fenced off field is offensive in a
"community" park. It basically says this ISN'T open to ALL of the community. The survey also needs to have an
option on "NA" or "Don't Know" since some people don't use certain services and can't judge them one way or
the other.

9/14/2014 1:06 PM

91

Kalorama Park playgrounds could use a renovation. They're not bad, but in much worse shape than other nearby
parks and much more heavily used than Mitchell Park, for example.

9/14/2014 11:31 AM

92

Upkeep/maintenance. Access to centralized info on what is available.

9/14/2014 10:01 AM

93

Bring a library to adams morgan.

9/11/2014 8:59 PM

94

We need a library in Adams Morgan, so an improvement would be the creation of one, maybe in the old Payless
Shoes space on Columbia Rd.

9/10/2014 9:31 AM

95

We do not seem to have Adams Morgan based doctors working in a medical group. MedStar is new to the
community but I don't know much about them. We go to Virginia for our medical care

9/9/2014 10:11 AM

96

I would love access to a public space where residents could use small portable grills or installed public grills for
picnicking.

9/8/2014 9:44 AM

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97

Most of the services seemed directed at those in the bottom of the economic pyramid, but there are fewer
services that are directed at the neighborhood as a whole. We need more investment into parks, recreation, and
opportunities that serve the whole community.

9/6/2014 12:04 PM

98

For question #2, I don't really have experience with schools, senior services or healthcare services. The
improvement of the Marie Reed soccer field has been great! I miss the food carts that used to be set up in the
small park across from City Bikes. It seems like something could be done to make the space at the SW corner of
18th and Colombia nicer.

9/6/2014 11:36 AM

99

the Marie Reed center could use some clean up and general care. It is quite run down and often very dirty. Also,
the workers there (especially indoor pool) just generally seem not to care.

9/6/2014 10:36 AM

100

Close 18th to vehicular traffic from Columbia to Biltmore. Make it a walking mall. Would be visionary and create a
big draw.

9/5/2014 7:18 PM

101

More emphasis could be placed on park maintenance

9/5/2014 5:31 PM

102

Lots of vacant commercial buildings - can the city buy more to put to use to provide these services?

9/5/2014 4:11 PM

103

Replace Marie Reed with a modern building and upgraded pool facilities.

9/5/2014 4:00 PM

104

I wish the pool was outside and more accessible. The blacktop on the basketball courts could use some updating.

9/5/2014 3:43 PM

105

I would like to see the Kalorama Park and Walter Pierce playgrounds rehabbed. Other playgrounds in NW have
brand new equipment, while the AM playgrounds leave much to be desired. I'd love to see a public library in AM,
and there's still work to do to improve Marie Reed.

9/5/2014 2:58 PM

106

you need a not applicable choice.

9/5/2014 2:34 PM

107

Would be nice to have a library as part of a mixed use redevelopment of the Marie Reed Center, with market
rate, senior and affordable housing as well as shops and underground parking. There's no library anywhere close
by. Such a redevelopment would be great to rejuvenate the neighborhood.

9/5/2014 10:40 AM

108

More pocket parks. More cleanup in public spaces. More infrastructure for children. Better hours for recreation
services. More libraries and community spaces.

9/5/2014 10:12 AM

109

allow boot camps to operate in the city parks

9/5/2014 9:51 AM

110

Aggressive approach to raising school standards and quality of teaching.

9/5/2014 3:55 AM

111

Would love to see a library and renovate kalorama park :)

9/4/2014 9:58 PM

112

I think improving Columbia Road by Safeway would really help. The area needs more renovated restaurants and
cute shops. I also think having a gym would be beneficial.

9/4/2014 9:32 PM

113

more parks!!

9/4/2014 7:54 PM

114

More funding and community participation and volunteering.

9/4/2014 7:22 PM

115

Until you remove MS 13 from the neighborhood, you'll never ever see progress.

9/4/2014 5:47 PM

116

Please remove the unnecessary fencing in the park.

9/4/2014 4:30 PM

117

establish a library in adams morgan that would also have community programs (eg storytime, visits by school
children). The building could be used for non-profit and community programs as well as the usual library
programs (speakers, movies etc).

9/4/2014 4:20 PM

118

The closest library is in Mt Pleasant. If there were one closer (even a storefront library in the old Old Jerusalem
spot, for example) would be amazing.

9/4/2014 4:20 PM

119

I wish there were a library in Adams Morgan proper! Mt. Pleasant and Cleveland Park are a tad far away if I just
want to drop off a book quickly.

9/4/2014 3:54 PM

120

Promote mix-use development, e.g. library+apartments in one building site.

9/4/2014 3:50 PM

121

Honestly these aren't remotely the services and facilities that are important to me. Much more relevant would be
things like higher quality grocery stores, 'fresh blood' with the restaurants--way too many stale, tired concepts
that date the neighborhood and don't put out anything interesting, and more fun opportunities to be a community-jazz in a park, outdoor movie screenings, etc.

9/4/2014 3:43 PM

122

When I say "not satisfied," it either means I don't like having the services in my neighborhood (i.e., the urgent
care center at 18th and Columbia) or don't use the existing services (i.e., senior services and pre-k programs.)

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123

Allow schools to be used for non-profit and community facilities, build a library in Adams Morgan

9/4/2014 3:03 PM

124

We love the park options that are available. We're very excited about free public pre-K and hope effort and time is
spent making sure it is excellent.

9/4/2014 3:02 PM

125

It would be great to have a library in the neighborhood.

9/4/2014 2:55 PM

126

Marie Reed should be renovated to reflect the prosperity of the city - the pool and facilities would provide a huge
service to the neighborhood. Also, Marie Reed needs to catch up to Ross development wise. There are many
young families that would like to stay in the area and send their children to public school but can't because we
are zoned for Marie Reed and its just not there yet

9/4/2014 2:44 PM

127

Can not speak to after school programs, schools or senior services since those don't directly impact me.

9/4/2014 2:22 PM

128

Clean up the triangle park between columbia, 19th and south of Kalorama Rd Find a better way to use the
community space at 18th and Columbia than sleeping for the destitute. Stop selling airplane bottles, 40's and
single beers at the grocery/liquor stores

9/4/2014 2:20 PM

129

Honestly, I think advertising could help out a lot. Making sure people know what services are available. The more
people that use them, the demand for funding and better facilities go up. We just need to be active and vocal.

9/4/2014 1:59 PM

130

Park maintenance and clean-up. The local parks are very shabby and have become a place for the homeless to
loiter.

9/4/2014 1:32 PM

131

Overhaul of Marie Reed center to incorporate all of the above with some stunning green/urban architecture that
dc currently has very little of. A larger building set back from street. Park space facing 18th. Keeping new soccer
field that was installed. Incorporate non profit space. Day care. A large library/Hacker space with nice views of the
city and perhaps dc's first library with a cafe incorporated into the space would be nice. Also can adams morgan
pull of free neighborhood wifi?

9/4/2014 1:25 PM

132

Having a public library branch that is in Adams Morgan or walking distance would be fantastic.

9/4/2014 1:20 PM

133

Schools are a complex issue...we want to send our daughter to DC schools but we also don't want her to be
disadvantaged

9/4/2014 1:14 PM

134

parks and rec needs more community involvement and programs. The parks in Adams Morgan should have more
events and programs for people of all ages.

9/4/2014 1:13 PM

135

Would be nice to have a library

9/4/2014 1:00 PM

136

Taking better care of the parks in Adams Morgan. Having someone patrol the areas at night.

9/4/2014 1:00 PM

137

Parks and public spaces need to be cleaned more regularly. Citations should be issued for littering and loitering.
Rowdy people, homeless people, and drunks should be moved along. Police should patrol regularly to cut back
vandalism and thefts.

9/4/2014 12:49 PM

138

Renovate the Marie Reed School and Playground

9/4/2014 12:40 PM

139

More dog parks.

9/4/2014 12:38 PM

140

No, but you really should have had a n/a option for question #2.

9/4/2014 12:30 PM

141

Rebuild Marie Reed with a new pool that has proper drainage in locker rooms and other sanitary amenities,
shower curtains and stalls, a bigger pool if possible; consider co-locating an Adams Morgan branch of the DC
library at the new community center that is rebuilt. A nice center to look at for multi-purposes is Raymond, they
have nice classroom for exercise and educational classes. Especially consider improving and expanding the
swimming pool. I like the small parks we have in Adams Morgan and hope those will be maintained for future
use.

9/3/2014 4:32 PM

142

.

9/3/2014 4:16 PM

143

More community programs at local Recreation Centers. They can be a paid service but at a minimal cost.

9/3/2014 12:56 PM

144

I would like to see more community events in the park, plazas and at the school in our community. Health
organizations, entertainment, participatory creative arts, etc.

9/3/2014 12:45 PM

145

I would love an outdoor pool closer to Adams Morgan. I'm looking forward to the Potter's House reopening as part
of the "Nonprofit and Community Facilities" item.

9/3/2014 12:43 PM

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146

Regarding schools, I am terribly disappointed that our neighborhood's access to Deal Middle School is
challenged by the DME's plan. I would wish to see Oyster-Adams take the needs of its high-achieving in-bounds
students far more seriously before considering Adams Middle School a strong option.

9/3/2014 11:28 AM

147

It would be wonderful to have an AM library branch.

9/3/2014 5:26 AM

148

Expand the rec center at Kalorama Park.

9/2/2014 4:51 PM

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Q4 How do you feel about the cost of living
in Adams Morgan?
Answered: 466

Skipped: 69

Cost of Living

0

Unaffordable
Affordability

11.16%
52

1

Not Very Affordable

2

3

Somewhat Affordable

56.87%
265

29.61%
138

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4

Very Affordable

2.36%
11

Total

466

Weighted Average

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Q5 How important are the following
neighborhood business offerings to you?
Answered: 486

Skipped: 49

Arts and
Entertainment
Grocery and
Liquor Stores

Pharmacies

Salons, Dry
Cleaners, an...
Office Supply
and...
Restaurants
and Bars
Coffee Shops,
Ice Cream, F...
Clothing,
Shoes, Jewelry
Housewares,
Furniture, a...
Bookstores and
Toy Stores
Cards, Gifts,
and Florists
Pet Supply and
Services

Hardware

Fitness and
Sporting Goods
0

1

Not
Important
Arts and Entertainment

Grocery and Liquor Stores

2

Somewhat
Unimportant

3

Somewhat
Important

4

Very
Important

Total

Weighted
Average

1.04%
5

8.30%
40

33.82%
163

56.85%
274

482

3.46

1.03%
5

1.45%
7

18.18%
88

79.34%
384

484

3.76

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Pharmacies

Salons, Dry Cleaners, and Personal
Services
Office Supply and Professional Services

Restaurants and Bars

Coffee Shops, Ice Cream, Fast Food

Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry

Housewares, Furniture, and Electronics

Bookstores and Toy Stores

Cards, Gifts, and Florists

Pet Supply and Services

Hardware

Fitness and Sporting Goods

SurveyMonkey
2.07%
10

12.42%
60

34.16%
165

51.35%
248

483

3.35

5.20%
25

18.92%
91

40.12%
193

35.76%
172

481

3.06

25.73%
124

43.98%
212

20.33%
98

9.96%
48

482

2.15

1.45%
7

6.64%
32

25.52%
123

66.39%
320

482

3.57

2.30%
11

13.57%
65

35.07%
168

49.06%
235

479

3.31

11.39%
55

33.75%
163

37.06%
179

17.81%
86

483

2.61

14.91%
72

37.89%
183

34.37%
166

12.84%
62

483

2.45

8.88%
43

23.97%
116

40.70%
197

26.45%
128

484

2.85

10.83%
52

37.08%
178

34.38%
165

17.71%
85

480

2.59

36.21%
172

27.37%
130

22.11%
105

14.32%
68

475

2.15

3.53%
17

17.43%
84

43.36%
209

35.68%
172

482

3.11

8.96%
43

35.00%
168

33.13%
159

22.92%
110

480

2.70

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Q6 Are you satisfied with the following
neighborhood business offerings?
Answered: 469

Skipped: 66

Arts and
Entertainment
Grocery and
Liquor Stores

Pharmacies

Salons, Dry
Cleaners, an...
Office Supply
and...
Restaurants
and Bars
Coffee Shops,
Ice Cream, F...
Clothing,
Shoes, Jewelry
Housewares,
Furniture, a...
Bookstores and
Toy Stores
Cards, Gifts,
and Florists
Pet Supply and
Services

Hardware

Fitness and
Sporting Goods
0

1

Not
Satisfied
Arts and Entertainment

Grocery and Liquor Stores

2

Somewhat
Unsatisfied

3

Somewhat
Satisfied

4

Very
Satisfied

Total

Weighted
Average

12.15%
56

33.62%
155

42.30%
195

11.93%
55

461

2.54

5.14%
24

19.06%
89

41.11%
192

34.69%
162

467

3.05

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SurveyMonkey
5.05%
23

18.02%
82

40.88%
186

36.04%
164

455

3.08

Salons, Dry Cleaners, and Personal
Services

2.20%
10

18.90%
86

43.52%
198

35.38%
161

455

3.12

Office Supply and Professional Services

6.61%
29

24.60%
108

45.79%
201

23.01%
101

439

2.85

4.74%
22

18.32%
85

44.83%
208

32.11%
149

464

3.04

3.91%
18

23.26%
107

45.43%
209

27.39%
126

460

2.96

20.22%
90

39.78%
177

29.44%
131

10.56%
47

445

2.30

23.94%
107

38.93%
174

27.74%
124

9.40%
42

447

2.23

22.79%
103

32.74%
148

34.73%
157

9.73%
44

452

2.31

15.25%
68

35.87%
160

35.87%
160

13.00%
58

446

2.47

12.68%
54

27.70%
118

41.08%
175

18.54%
79

426

2.65

31.70%
142

33.48%
150

25.22%
113

9.60%
43

448

2.13

12.33%
54

34.70%
152

35.84%
157

17.12%
75

438

2.58

Restaurants and Bars

Coffee Shops, Ice Cream, Fast Food

Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry

Housewares, Furniture, and Electronics

Bookstores and Toy Stores

Cards, Gifts, and Florists

Pet Supply and Services

Hardware

Fitness and Sporting Goods

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Q7 Do you have any ideas about how to
improve our neighborhood economy?
Answered: 190

Skipped: 345

#

Responses

Date

1

Ditto with #3. I need a "no opinion" option.

2/8/2015 8:02 PM

2

I would love to see a good old fashion bakery that sales milk and milk products like they still exist in NY, México
City, Europe and most asian countries. I would love to have a good old fashion butcher. I would love to have a
movie theater. I would love to stay in Adams Morgan to raise my kid. I am Mexican and my husband is Indian.

1/29/2015 12:59 PM

3

A hardware store would be great as would more upscale restaurants.

1/14/2015 9:59 AM

4

We need a hardware store!

12/13/2014 1:03 PM

5

We have enough bars and restaurants competing and it would be nice to see more variety with clothing stores
and book shops.

12/8/2014 1:08 PM

6

Yeah (Make laws that benefit a business for a time frame to help build a client base than increase the building
and tax slowly over time to match the business in how much success it gets from the local economy.

12/4/2014 3:02 AM

7

There is an overall lack of imagination in retail offerings(clothing, art galleries, shoes) with a few exceptions. The
Safeway is a depressing joke of a store to shop in and to me, shows a corporate lack of respect for our
community and its patrons. A bakery would be a fine addition and would draw people to the neighborhood.

11/30/2014 8:45 PM

8

Bring a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's in. Bring some decent (affordable but nicer end) clothing stores, etc.

11/30/2014 8:21 PM

9

Gourmet food store/deli would do well in the neighborhood.

11/30/2014 7:21 PM

10

Support efforts to put a cap on the number of bars and restaurants, encourage services like a real hardware store
and office supply.

11/30/2014 9:59 AM

11

Put more resources into transportation. BID money should be spent on providing more parking and on bring back
the Woodley to U Street Shuttle. Eliminate Porch Fest. This could be the dumbest allocation of business tax
money ever.

11/21/2014 10:24 PM

12

More fast casual food options, even if chains, would be helpful.

11/21/2014 5:51 PM

13

New main water and sanitary sewer lines will encourage redevelopment of 100 year old buildings that line Adams
Morgan's commercial streets. Developers will buy the decayed structures and create new buildings that are
sanitary, quiet and wired for the computer age. New clean spaces that can be easily maintained will attract viable
food, personal service and retail businesses that do not currently choose to sign ten year leases in Adams
Morgan/Kalorama Triangle.

11/21/2014 3:56 PM

14

We should have Safeway build a larger grocery store

11/20/2014 3:50 PM

15

Allow for new liquor licenses to recruit new, better restaurants and bars similar to the offerings on 14th St. Also,
promote mixed use developments instead of blocks consisting of all residential or all commercial.

11/20/2014 12:47 PM

16

Yes! Get neighborhood amenities in and cheesy bars and low-rate restaurants (and hookah bars - so many
hookah bars!) out. Barracks Row is a great example of what 18th St. should be: lots of (mostly good)
restaurants/bars, but also cute specialty stores (sweet lobby, pet stores, etc.) that draw people in for shopping.
18th St. during the day is just a north/south thoroughfare - and it should be a destination, and at night, it's just a
place for residents to avoid. Toro Mata can't do it alone.

11/20/2014 11:47 AM

17

More restaurants bars and retail along Columbia between 18th and 16th.

11/18/2014 9:31 PM

18

Less Banks. Redesign the ugly plaza where the farmer's market is held. Love the farmer's market, but the space
is very ugly and influences the space and activities.

11/18/2014 9:54 AM

19

Diversify.

11/16/2014 10:25 PM

20

How about adding a car wash? I don't know of any and have no inclination to wash my car. Perhaps, it could be a
year round student run group washing cars at a local gas station with a regular schedule even if only weekends.

11/14/2014 1:55 PM

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21

The questions on this page are biased because I don't have the same evaluation of items that you have grouped
into the same category. For example, I like coffee shops, tolerate ice cream, and have no use for fast food. So
your questionnaire has made it impossible for me to convey my views accurately,

11/13/2014 12:58 AM

22

Change the liquor license rules so that more restaurants like Mintwood Place and Cafe Napoleon can come in.
Support the hotel to increase mid-day traffic.

11/9/2014 9:45 PM

23

We need better quality food stores in Adams Morgan. The Safeway and the Harris Teeter are terrible. It is great
that we have a Yes! market but we need more boutique gourmet food stores. Or a indoor farmers market that is
open daily. We also need more restaurants and lunch spots (i.e. sweet greens) on Columbia Rd between
particularly the 1700 and 1600 blocks of Columbia Rd.

11/8/2014 11:39 AM

24

Create a tax incentive as has been done for 14th street.

11/4/2014 11:31 AM

25

Not really - it's pretty awesome.

10/31/2014 1:07 PM

26

Less bars, and more actual restaurants and other types of business that dont attract 18-21 year olds. Look at
dupont circle, its fantastic without being a magnet for liquor-fueled nonsense.

10/30/2014 8:56 PM

27

Need for a GOOD bakery, non-bar eateries, expansion of Capital Bikeshare at Columbia and Adams Mill,
resident friendly innovative businesses like TROHV in Takoma. Engage residents rather than late night-early
morning bar patrons.

10/30/2014 10:51 AM

28

Remove the moratorium on alcohol service licenses- this will allow new restaurants and bar to compete with
existing, poor quality bar/restaurant. Improve the pedestrian experience on Columbia Rd to attract higher quality
retail: Install median on Columbia Rd to slow traffic and make it easier to cross; close Euclid St in front the
Christian Science Church and expand triangle park; redevelopment Knickerbocker Theater site to improve quality
of the outdoor space.

10/30/2014 10:47 AM

29

There is really not much we can do w/out rent control. The corporate franchises move into our neighborhood
because only they can afford the rents.

10/29/2014 7:51 PM

30

Better grocery store. A larger Yes in new Ontario building. I like dry cleaners nearby but only if like a Zips. More
healthy fast food options, eg sweet green, cosi.

10/29/2014 6:17 AM

31

Despite it's controversy, I think that proposed hotel complex near 18th and Columbia Road will bring a
greater/steadier amount of people in what is still a residential neighborhood where a large percentage of the
residents leave during the day for other parts of the city. Non bar and restaurant business's don't have enough
daytime traffic to operate at a profit. The liquor license moratoriums and legally sanctioned extortion's know as
"Agreements" have hurt real restaurants expansion into the neighborhood. Yes, 14th Street, I'm holding you up as
an example of success in this area.

10/28/2014 11:53 PM

32

Repeal liquor license moratorium.

10/28/2014 9:40 PM

33

More variety i.e. fewer bars and more of anything else!

10/26/2014 4:15 PM

34

More boutique shops (like Violet, for example).

10/26/2014 2:17 PM

35

Make it possible for restaurants to survive as restaurants, not just bars

10/24/2014 9:41 PM

36

Open pharmacy closer to Biltmore where there used to be 2. Or, get one of the pharmacies to deliver in the area.

10/20/2014 7:32 AM

37

Housewares, toy stores, sporting goods, and furniture are difficult for the space configuration in Adams Morgan.
People tend to buy on line, go to large stores, or they require much bigger spaces than we have available. same
for toy stores. We are losing Planet Pet; will leave a big hole. Turquoise jewelry was successful here, but could
do much better elsewhere and they moved where there was more day-time foot traffic.

10/15/2014 5:35 PM

38

more daytime foot traffic

10/14/2014 9:44 PM

39

A greater effort to get people to "shop local" might be helpful - as well as some attention to the stores and what is
happening on Columbia Road, between 18th and 16th. Hopefully, someone will be monitoring what kinds of
stores, etc. was included in the two new buildings AdMo and The Ontario.

10/14/2014 2:32 PM

40

Get rid of some of these trashy bars! Replace them with higher end restaurants like Mintwood, etc. I live in this
neighborhood and rarely go out here because most places are overwhelmed with young, drunk people.

10/13/2014 7:31 AM

41

Be realistic about what is possible. We purchase shoes and jewelry, even books and toys on line or in large
stores. There is a full service Office Depot by the Hilton where a bank used to be. Adam Morgan does not have a
Metro stop like 14th and U Street, which contributes to lack of day-time customers and there are no office
buildings which means not a lot of retail can be supported.

10/12/2014 3:55 PM

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42

Get rid of some of the trashy clubs along 18th street. Adams Morgan is really missing out on the small unique
shops and cafes with real character that some other neighborhoods in DC have - it's really not the most desirable
neighborhood anymore

10/11/2014 9:20 PM

43

More day care facilities in the new condo buildings.

10/11/2014 6:11 PM

44

It would be nice to bring in more restaurants with quality food, and it would be even better if these were not
extremely expensive. More businesses like Glen's Garden Market on Dupont or Little Red Fox up near Chevy
Chase Circle would also be good. A performing arts space would be good, particularly one that is usable by the
neighborhood youth, but is probably not attainable. It would be nice to encourage fitness-oriented businesses that
are good neighborhood participants (Fleet Feet is a nice example). I assume that additional clothing or shoe
stores likely would help with overall foot traffic for the businesses that are already here, so it may be nice to
promote them. There are already two hardware stores nearby -- the one at Woodley and the one on 17th Street,
so it's not clear that an additional hardware store is necessary. The neighborhood also has plenty of dry cleaners
and pharmacies within walking distance.

10/8/2014 8:00 PM

45

Sponsor activities and times when local vendors can display their crafts, jewelry and food. Have more special
activities and events for residents. More opportunities for young and old, ,condo and home and renters to interact
and socialize on projects, park cleaning and planting and event days, and fireman appreciation days. Involve
local residents. Use Peace Park for Latino Food sales on 1 or 2 days a week. Advertise our events and activities
at the hotels and tell concierge and event planners. Start Adams Morgan History tours at Potters House. Have
special food nights for residents. and restaurants. Have community evening walks in Adams morgan or on 18th
or Columbia rd. mainly for residents.. Continue music events on weekends but coordinate some other food type
activities also. Use Kalorama Rec Park for residents outreach and activities. Use our parks for our residents and
our clubs first then the community. Coordinate with DC transportation and bus service tobringtourists back and
forth-share the bus schedules.

10/3/2014 12:05 PM

46

There is a distinction between whether the neighborhood has something, for example enough dry cleaners and
whether or not as a resident, one chooses to use them. Is the quality good? is the price good?

10/3/2014 11:10 AM

47

Rents seem unaffordable for many businesses that do not sell liquor.

10/2/2014 4:36 PM

48

I think when a big space comes up, a group of biz men and women should rent it and share the cost and make a
space. Maybe a non profit can facilitate this.

10/1/2014 1:45 PM

49

My goodness! This is a big question. But part of an important answer is that a neighborhood isn't just its
economy. It's already got a better economy than most neighborhoods in the country. There are other issues here
that have equal and/or greater impact to this community than whether businesses can do well here.

9/29/2014 12:44 PM

50

I would like to have a full-service gym nearby. The closest one is Mint, but because I live off Calvert St. on the
north side of Adams Morgan it is not close enough for me to go regularly. It is also pretty expensive.

9/27/2014 8:10 AM

51

NO MORE DANCE CLUBS AND DRUNKEN BARS!!!! sick of it!!!!!!

9/26/2014 11:12 PM

52

Expand the BID to include the machinate of side streets and green spaces. Make the city flush the water mains
twice a year to prevent breaks and flooding of basement establishments. Enforce the ABRA rules & regulations,
make Pizza Mart use parchment paper or tin foil on weekends to reduce trash and litter from their drunken
weekend patrons. Stop repeatedly ripping up the streets and sidewalks for "improvements" that do not improve
things and cost business owners money.

9/26/2014 7:26 AM

53

I think in order to fill some of the larger available spaces, you'll have to invite a local restaurant that's already
proven itself to open a satellite location, rather than focus on a brand new vendor. There is not a reliable
hardware store.

9/25/2014 5:10 PM

54

Fewer bars that appeal to 20-somethings and more restaurants/places that appeal to an older crowd or families.
Locations of existing local chains such as & Pizza, Tortilla Coast or Shake Shack might be good because they
are proven restaurants that would probably be successful on 18th or Columbia.

9/25/2014 4:33 PM

55

We should make our neighborhood a destination for a particular line of retail (housewares, furniture, etc.) which
may increase day time traffic and carry over into the early evening.

9/24/2014 8:52 PM

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56

I suggest you look more closely at daytime retail businesses and services rather than concentrate so heavily on
bars and restaurant -- and providing hard liquor with meals or at bars. I sense a pathetic lack of creativity when I
see expressed in newspapers a desperate needs for more liquor licenses, with the notion that this (hard liquor) is
the key to our community competing with U and H streets' very recent booms in popularity. Adams Morgan used
to have an auto parts store - no more. An antique store - no more. Perhaps a retailing consultant could suggest
some small, trendy clothing brands that might like a boutique on 18th street. U street is a lousy walking street,
particularly for groups, but would a shuttle between Adams Morgan and the U Street Corridor or also include
Dupont Circle for a Triangle of all three hots spots help out Adams Morgan (perhaps more than the others)?

9/24/2014 2:11 PM

57

I have hopes that the new apartment/retail building going up in the old Ontario Theater lot will open up and bring
new businesses to the south side of Columbia Road. The abandoned Theater created a dead zone and
discouraged foot traffic on the south side of C R. Looking forward to new life on the south-side blocks of Columbia
between 16th and 18th.

9/24/2014 11:14 AM

58

Figure out how to encourage more foot traffic.

9/23/2014 2:25 PM

59

Diversify. Enough with the boozy night trade (bars)

9/22/2014 8:30 PM

60

We should continue to transition old bars on 18th Street into better eateries. There are still only a few edible
places.

9/21/2014 3:08 PM

61

I would like to see more specialty grocery/food stores such as bread bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, cheese
shops, etc.

9/21/2014 12:12 PM

62

Diversify the businesses as much as possible, provide incentives for new businesses so there aren't as many
empty storefronts. I do appreciate the lack of chain stores, though.

9/20/2014 8:25 PM

63

The only option for boarding pets in the area is Planet Pet. It's not a well run or good place for dogs. We also
need more restaurants that are reasonably priced and geared toward attracting local residents. We have plenty of
bars that no one who actually lives here frequents.

9/20/2014 11:45 AM

64

I can't answer the "groceries and liquor stores" question as asked because they are 2 very different things. it's
very important to me that good grocery stores are in this neighborhood, and nice, important, but not very
important that liquor stores are in the neighborhood. the same with "restaurants and bars," restaurants very
important, bars important; "coffee shops, ice cream, fast food," coffee shops & ice cream very important, fast food
less important.

9/20/2014 10:13 AM

65

Stop over-regulating the bars and restaurants. Stop allowing the Kalorama Citizens Association to exert
excessive influence.

9/19/2014 8:55 PM

66

Lift the alcohol moratorium to allow more creative restaurants to come into the area. Build office space for daytime pedestrian traffic too. Create more shared office space to do the same also.

9/19/2014 3:22 PM

67

We need fewer bars and loud entertainment. We need a card shop, a houseplant/plant store, a decent bookstore
—for all generations. I'd like to see more quality retail like Toro Mata on 18th Street, similar to what we had briefly
in the early 90s. I patronize very few restaurants in AdMo. They either aren't good, or they're overpriced. More
daytime traffic would be nice.

9/19/2014 3:14 PM

68

More upscale restaurants and better landlords with interest in improving their property and more high rise
buildings. More concentration of people.

9/18/2014 11:06 AM

69

Introduce or add office space to increase daytime activity in the area...

9/18/2014 7:45 AM

70

It would be great to have more restaurants that are...restaurants (not just bars with some food). There does seem
to be some movement in this direction recently with places such as Pop's Sea Bar, Roofer's Union, and Johnny
Pistola's (sp?) although these all are focused on the bar crowd to some degree. It would also be great to have
some smaller nice independent options for clothes, jewelry, housewares, furniture, etc...

9/17/2014 10:26 PM

71

Small business incubator space, shared office space, non-profit office space with the goal to increase daytime
traffic to improve the diversity of businesses. Most likely will need public funds to make it happen.

9/17/2014 7:57 PM

72

Emphasize restaurants and reduce troublesome bars

9/17/2014 4:26 PM

73

Need a more diversified range of restaurants & bars - they are currently way too concentrated around young
drinkers. Need to eliminate the voluntary agreements entirely, and let the market drive the uptake of new
establishments seeking liquor licenses (as has occurred successfully in other neighborhoods of the city over the
last 10 years). Need to implement zoning changes or variances and highly targeted economic development
strategies and incentives to expand the number of daytime businesses and foot traffic, which should help drive a
greater diversity of businesses and create a more interesting neighborhood.

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SurveyMonkey

74

We need to make sure that small business can flourish here. We do not want large chains taking over the real
estate!

9/17/2014 11:57 AM

75

Bring small businesses or attractive fast growing businesses to the neighborhood. Court company's like
LivingSocial, LathamNetworks, the Corporate Executive Board, etc. Many large organizations are considering
regional/neigborhood offices or co-working spaces. We should bring that business to Adams Morgan... OR start a
co-working space.

9/17/2014 7:33 AM

76

We desperately need more daytime, street level retail. Also, I would not combine grocery and liquor stores or
coffee shops and ice cream or restaurants and bars. You're associating different interest groups by combining
those items.

9/17/2014 6:46 AM

77

Cleaner streets and alleyways.

9/16/2014 5:35 PM

78

Lower commercial rents by placing time limits on vacant properties and penalties for deliberately unused spaces.
Create a central marketing and advertising unit to promote businesses and services in Adams Morgan correctly
so they can compete with other booming neighborhoods. Promote day time and family-oriented shops and
services to balance out the "nightlife" perception of the neighborhood. Create an incentive system for residents
and visitors to shop locally. Enforce commercial real estate owner's responsibilities to keep streets clean and
safe.

9/16/2014 3:46 PM

79

A garden shop and hardware store would be good. (We used to have a hardware store!)

9/16/2014 12:52 PM

80

Harris Teeter is great but their produce is not; I think this is an area where we can beef up the small farmer's
market we have by the Suntrust bank. With respect to office supplies, the Kinko's is exorbitant in terms of cost.
The restaurants / bars are overall great, but I've noticed a lot of turnover. Is there a way we can help some small
businesses thrive?

9/16/2014 12:29 PM

81

See if you can't get a Trader Joe or Whole Foods to build in our neighborhood. The Safeway is a nightmare of
high prices and insufficient variety, The Harris Tweeter is too much of a pain if you live on the opposite side of
Columbia, and I personally don't trust that section of 17th after dark. We can use a larger hardware store. Do
something interesting with the public space in front of the SunTrust Plaza. Make it interesting. Add some public
art. Provide funding to help businesses on 18th to upgrade the appearance of their storefronts.

9/16/2014 11:49 AM

82

No more bars and no more restaurants! Grocery stores and pharmacies are nice, but we already have enough in
the neighborhood. The local economy can improving by identifying goods and services that currently have to be
purchased elsewhere. We would benefit from a non-Hollywood movie theater, a hardware store, a bookstore,
clothing stores, banks, and one-off shops.

9/16/2014 10:58 AM

83

Encourage inclusion and diversity. If you choose pure convenience than you will have chain stores and a money
focused community that is more like a strip mall.

9/16/2014 8:46 AM

84

We are over-supplied with bars.

9/15/2014 8:56 PM

85

Full service gym needed. More high quality restaurants, less bars, more retail.

9/15/2014 8:50 PM

86

More corner stores, grocery stores in the residential area north of Columbia Rd.

9/15/2014 3:34 PM

87

Fewer cell phone stores, maybe more coffee shops and/or restaurants. Fewer bars where people go to get
drunk. The addition of places along 18th street over the last few years like Smoke & Barrel and Roofer's Union
and the development of restaurants on Columbia west of 18th have been great. The stretch of Columbia between
18th and 16th doesn't seem to be able to attract anything other than cell phone stores into empty spaces -- that's
unfortunate.

9/15/2014 2:32 PM

88

Yes, get the hotel up so that we have more foot traffic during the day so that businesses other than bars can
thrive. And then, let's get businesses catering to those of us who live here rather than the bridge and tunnel drunk
crowds. Happy to lift the moratorium on liquor licenses and hope that would help to attract nice restaurants like
14th street now has.

9/15/2014 2:32 PM

89

Your catagories above are a bit odd - books with toys? (happy with the former, don't care about the latter) flowers
and gifts? (happy with the former, there's a complete lack of the latter).

9/15/2014 1:47 PM

90

Adams Morgan needs a vegan restaurant, but I'm not sure how the ANC can make that happen. On a more
general level, why not make 18th Street a pedestrian-only space for one day every month so that people can
enjoy the commercial and public space, thereby creating a sense of community? Other than this pedestrian-only
idea, it seems that it would be difficult to increase the commercial activity without either (1) turning into a
homogenized chain store wasteland of places like Office Deport, Applebees, Dicks Sporting Goods, TGIFridays,
etc.) or (2) making the cost of living even higher.

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SurveyMonkey

91

I heard the neighborhood described recently as "growing up", and I thought that was not only accurate, but a
direction I like. Moving away from tons of jumbo slice and night clubs catering to the college crowd and towards
unique restaurants and bars with special things to offer.

9/15/2014 10:09 AM

92

We need a trader joes

9/15/2014 8:03 AM

93

Stop being jerks about the liquor licenses. As many places as want them, should be able to have them. I moved
to a party neighborhood on purpose. If people want quiet and kids, move to the burbs.

9/15/2014 7:25 AM

94

We should try to keep all the ethnic grocery stores. I'm worried the rent will force them out of the neighborhood.

9/14/2014 8:29 PM

95

You can't. It's all private businesses. You can, however, improve our quality of life.

9/14/2014 8:27 PM

96

Moderately priced retail - eg CB2, West Elm, could fill storefronts

9/14/2014 7:39 PM

97

Create more incentives for small businesses to prosper.

9/14/2014 7:18 PM

98

Encourage mixed use development, and density to support a diverse mix of businesses. Abolish liquor license
moratorium to encourage new and innovative restaurant offerings, more Mintwoods, Donburis, etc, less
Shenanigans.

9/14/2014 4:59 PM

99

Encourage more locally owned businesses, fewer chains, and keep the existing feel of the neighborhood.

9/14/2014 4:28 PM

100

More affordable food and shopping offerings

9/14/2014 2:17 PM

101

Try to get more family-oriented businesses in the area. I think the neighborhood relies too much on twentysomethings coming into the area in the evenings and on weekends rather than concentrating on serving the
community that's here. 14th street is taking over as the entertainment area so we need to adjust our focus or the
area will die.

9/14/2014 1:14 PM

102

Attract more day time traffic- more daytime businesses, shared work space or nonprofits. Change
image/perception of evening, entertainment district.

9/14/2014 10:10 AM

103

With the exception of a few, maybe only 5 new restaurants, all others are disgusting holes in the whole -- run
down, dirty, bad food -- I walk around and find hard to believe they are profitable business because they do not
look busy during the days (maybe they make money at night?). They reduce the value of the neighborhood rather
than adding to it

9/13/2014 11:09 PM

104

Focus on high end development centered around the new hotel at Euclid Rd & Ontario/Champlain. Allow
surrounding retail/restaurants to have liquor licenses. Bring in boutique shops and nice restaurants onto
Columbia Rd surrounding hotel. Key to this is bringing in a Whole Foods (nation's fastest growing retailer) to the
current Safeway location.

9/11/2014 12:00 AM

105

The local economy should focus on the middle class. Adams Morgan's current economy is polarized between
catering to low income residents and high income residents. We also have too many bars and restaurants and
too few retail options.

9/10/2014 11:32 PM

106

Attract brand name stores to locate here. Too many mom and pop stores who don't have the financial ability to
keep up

9/9/2014 10:14 AM

107

There are only two grocery options, neither of which is ideal. 1) Safeway on Columbia has very limited options,
and almost no good produce. It is definitely one of the worst grocery stores I've been to. 2) Harris Teeter is on the
other end of the spectrum, it has a lot of produce and general food options, but it is very expensive.

9/8/2014 2:02 PM

108

Get rid of the gross bars on 18th and the drinking culture! This could be a nice area, but the dives devoted to
cheap drinks and the concomitant Big Slice late-nite cheap eats kinda ruin it as a place for grown-ups (let alone
families) to live.

9/8/2014 10:55 AM

109

I suspect commercial rent is too high, making it difficult for businesses that don't specialize in alcohol to profit. I
do want to say that I am not opposed to drinking, I just feel like we have that covered already.

9/8/2014 9:50 AM

110

Diversify the daytime commercial offerings. A neighborhood needs more than bars for it to thrive.

9/7/2014 4:32 PM

111

Demand is outstripping supply for coffee shops, we could certainly use more as the existing ones tend to be
packed. I live at the intersection of 19, t, and FL and it's a pretty far walk to most grocery stores other than Glen's,
which isn't affordable (it was better when Glen's was a the Secret Safeway)

9/7/2014 12:34 PM

112

Columbia business district is dingy and unwelcoming. Perhaps new sidewalk, more trees. Definitely the stretch
between 18 and 16 street needs to be repaved.

9/6/2014 9:28 PM

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SurveyMonkey

113

The economy of the neighborhood seems to be providing binge drinking establishments to the bridge and tunnel
crowd from Maryland and Virginia. There are fewer and fewer establishments (like Tryst, the Diner) that are
places for those who live here, pay taxes here, and enjoy the neighborhood. I chose to spend my money
elsewhere on Thursday - Saturday evenings because the neighborhood is not mine. We need more places like
tryst, more bookstores, more restaurants which aren't a front to under age interns and people who are looking to
get intoxicated, and more clothing stores. Grocery stories and liquor stories are very different institutions. I
wouldn't mind more of the former, and less of the latter. Similarly, restaurants and bars are different institutions.
We have more than enough bars, but not enough restaurants. Our existing restaurants seem to be fronts for bars
with a few exceptions like the diner, perry's, tryst, cashons. I would also note that coffee shops build a very
different community than fast food restaurants. They shouldn't be combined. I want more cafes but want less fast
food chains.

9/6/2014 12:11 PM

114

I wish there weren't so many empty storefronts in Adams Morgan. Not sure why or how to improve that. I like that
Adams Morgan is an economically diverse neighborhood.

9/6/2014 11:41 AM

115

do away with the ridiculous liquor license restrictions on 18th street. the business on that road are often not good
and overpriced because they rely too heavily on liquour sales for partiers.

9/6/2014 10:38 AM

116

As I mentioned, close the strip from Columbia Road to Biltmore or Wyoming. Would be an opportunity to open up
middle of the street kiosks, daytime music and performers and draw people to shops and eateries during the day.
This is the enduring lost economic activity in the neighborhood. Right now it's mostly delivery trucks!!

9/5/2014 7:23 PM

117

There needs to be a more diverse selection of commerce. For example there are not many quality mid range
restaurants for a quick meal or take out. The options are either fast food, places that turn into dive bars after dark
or very high end. It would be nice if there were more delicatessens. Also, a basic hardware and paper products
store would be nice additions to the community.

9/5/2014 5:34 PM

118

Repeal the liquor license moratorium, encourage more new restaurants and bars to come into the neighborhood.
Prioritize 18th st vacant commercial spaces to be put to use.

9/5/2014 4:13 PM

119

Residents (and PITA neighborhood associations, like Kalorama Citizens Association) need to be more welcoming
to restauranteurs who want to open new upscale eateries. Adams Morgan is lucky as hell that Mintwood decided
to open in AM, but we've lost out on other upscale opportunities to other neighborhoods in the city. Get rid of
liquor license moratorium. Get rid of the AMBPA and AM Main Street.

9/5/2014 4:12 PM

120

i do love the restaurants and bars, but it feels like the moratorium has hurt rather than helped. there's been an
empty storefront on columbia between mintwood/perrys and the newly opened pop's seabar for years. the sign in
the window says it comes with a liqur license. this leads me to believe that the landowner is essentially hoarding
a liquor license because they are in scarce demand, and trying to charge the kind of rent that one can only make
up in alcohol sales. but no one has taken them up on it. i wonder what other restaurant could have opened
elsewhere in the neighborhood if no one was squatting on this unused license. i wonder what other kind of store
might have opened up on that block - which already has 5 restaurants and a pool hall - if the landowner weren't
trying to force it to be the kind of business that needs and can pay for a liquor license. the moratorium seems to
be leaving more storefronts empty than filling them.

9/5/2014 4:08 PM

121

Add more parking! Somehow....

9/5/2014 4:01 PM

122

Adams Morgan needs a good burger place. Like where is our Good Stuff Eatery? A new goto dive bar and dance
spot. A bowling alley would be really cool too. Also an independent art house movie theater. I would also like to
close off 18th St to car traffic on the weekends. And a bigger Saturday farmer's market.

9/5/2014 3:49 PM

123

I would like to see less nightclubs and bars and more sit down restaurants (both family friendly and high end). I
would like to see more local coffee shops, ice cream parlors, bookstores, and toy stores. We could also use a
good hardware store. Many of the businesses on 18th street cater to tourists or people looking for drug
paraphenalia and don't have much value for residents.

9/5/2014 3:01 PM

124

you need a not applicable choice.

9/5/2014 2:36 PM

125

Close the nightclubs

9/5/2014 1:39 PM

126

More restaurants of all price ranges with quality food - a mix of quick places like chipotle and sit down
restaurants. A theater like DC improve or Wholly Mammoth would be amazing. An ace hardware would be a plus
too.

9/5/2014 1:34 PM

127

More locally owned coffeeshops!

9/5/2014 10:49 AM

128

Incentives to have offices above all the restaurants and shops of 18th and Columbia Roads, like technology
startups

9/5/2014 10:46 AM

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SurveyMonkey

129

more high end restaurants like Cashions and Mintwood

9/5/2014 9:53 AM

130

Need to have retail shops or restaurants that attract people during the day, not just at night or for happy hour.

9/5/2014 9:48 AM

131

More restaurants, fewer bars!

9/5/2014 3:57 AM

132

Am interested in more shopping options- boutiques, home goods, etc. See wicker park in Chicago

9/4/2014 10:00 PM

133

Look at 14th street and how it evolved; improve the restaurants, get a good gym, and some cute shops.

9/4/2014 9:37 PM

134

Ditch the stupid liquor license moratorium. Magically attract a decent hardware store to the neighborhood.

9/4/2014 8:13 PM

135

Get rid of the liquor license moratorium so new and better nightlife options can replace the existing ones. A good
hardware store would be very useful for the neighborhood; the one on the 1700 block of Columbia Rd leaves
much to be desired.

9/4/2014 8:12 PM

136

a greater diversity of businesses. Developing Columbia Road.

9/4/2014 8:05 PM

137

fewer banks, fast food chains, etc; more independently owned restaurants, bars and stores; also we really need
more lunch places during the day

9/4/2014 7:57 PM

138

Again, until MS 13 is removed from the neighborhood (primarily the 1700 block of Columbia Rd) this will be a
neighborhood that has already seen its best days.

9/4/2014 5:49 PM

139

Grocery and Liquor stores are vastly different as are Restaurants and Bars. Grouping these into one in the same
thing may get very misleading results.

9/4/2014 5:24 PM

140

I think if we had less crime and drunk people walking around late at night over the weekend, the neighborhood
will be much better and also with a better reputation. Also, the fast food option are very limited to pizza or falafel.
There are no "better for you" fast food options like they have in Dupont (Sweet Green, Cava Mezze, Shop
House, etc.). Also, there are only two coffee shops (Tryst and Pleasant Pops). There is an Ace Store and Pet
Stores in Woodley Park or Dupont so I don't think we need more in ADMO.

9/4/2014 5:04 PM

141

Encourage new bars and restaurants that cater to a higher-end clientele (a transition process that has already
begun). The area would benefit from more establishments that are open during the day (fast food, coffee, etc.).
The area would benefit from more retail, and there is a lot of potential for turnover/improvement on Columbia Rd
between 16th St and 18th St.

9/4/2014 4:59 PM

142

Encourage restaurants rather than bars to do business. Create a business improvement district that will pool
funds necessary to improve vacant business fronts and cite properties that are not held to certain aesthetic
standards.

9/4/2014 4:38 PM

143

Keep AdMo funky and gritty. Stop with only fine dining restaurants - we need more fast casual restaurants.

9/4/2014 4:33 PM

144

I get everything I need in Dupont circle. Would like to have a similar level of goods and services on columbia road
going up to mt pleasant

9/4/2014 4:26 PM

145

It would be nice to see some healthier options in terms food

9/4/2014 4:19 PM

146

A local hardware store would be wonderful. I have also been very encouraged by the recent developments on
18th Street with the establishment of nicer restaurants and fewer loud clubs.

9/4/2014 3:57 PM

147

Offer free short term parking spaces, increase bicycle parking and lanes, offer bus shuttles like the one that used
to exist between U Street to Woodley Park and only cost 25 cents/ride!

9/4/2014 3:53 PM

148

Need new stores and restaurants. Everything is very stale and dated.

9/4/2014 3:45 PM

149

Encourage new business to open in unoccupied storefronts on Columbia Road (both east and west of 18th
Street).

9/4/2014 3:44 PM

150

Less restrictions on liquor licenses so quality establishments can compete with old, unsatisfactory incumbents.
Also, finish the hotel. We need less NIMBYism. We need to move Adams Morgan to be a destination more akin to
Logan Circle in its restaurant and nightlife offerings.

9/4/2014 3:30 PM

151

Movie theaters and bookstores.

9/4/2014 3:24 PM

152

Encourage real businesses to open in the area instead of businesses where you don't know what's actually
happening on the inside. Along Columbia Road across from the Safeway there are only a few businesses that
seem safe, reliable, and legit. All the others have various clothing, luggage, and other goods hanging off the store
front. I feel as though these businesses are not contributing to the local economy and are more of an eyesore.

9/4/2014 3:22 PM

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SurveyMonkey

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All these business categories are great at present but will be greater still when more businesses move in to the
empty storefronts on Columbia Road

9/4/2014 3:16 PM

154

It would be nice to have fewer fast food restaurants and bars. The small local businesses (e.g., the flower shop
on 18th, La Fourchette, Glen's Garden Market) are what really make this neighborhood a quality one and one
with character. We need more of that!

9/4/2014 3:06 PM

155

Improve offerings for residents -- things like grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, etc. Existing restaurants
could be higher quality. Don't need more restaurants or bars-- there are plenty of them!

9/4/2014 3:05 PM

156

I would LOVE to see a salad place like sweetgreen move into the 18th street area. There are so many times I
want a giant salad on the weekend but there is nowhere to get one.

9/4/2014 2:59 PM

157

daytime economic stimulation: commercial real estate, hotels... also relax the liquor license moratorium which
stifles business

9/4/2014 2:56 PM

158

I believe that Adams Morgan needs to be rebranded in a way. I think that 18th st. should be cleaned up, crime
wise and it should be walkable and safe at all times of the day (including late at night). We should encourage
competitive rent prices (not sure how you do that) so that small businesses can come in and grow. Restaurants
operating as nightclubs and bars should be closely monitored because as long as those are operating, it will be
difficult for 18th st. to be a respectable place for people to spend their time and nearly impossibly for young
families to stay in the area due to safety concerns.

9/4/2014 2:47 PM

159

Fewer chains/franchises and more homegrown/pop-up/artisanal small businesses. Would like to see an
independent coffee shop (besides Pleasant Pops, which is great, but is on the border of Adams Morgan) and
more health-conscious, fast casual dining options.

9/4/2014 2:46 PM

160

Yes -- continue to allow for more businesses to arrive. The new hotel will be a great source of revenue. None of
the important local services will be available without a sufficient tax base.

9/4/2014 2:37 PM

161

allow more permits for tavern type restaurant and bars

9/4/2014 2:31 PM

162

We need something to replace the lost hardware store at 18th and Wyoming, would be very nice to have a doggy
daycare/petstore like the two at 18th and swann, but on the north side of columbia and 18th. A furniture store that
is not the obscenely over priced one for the neighborhood along columbia rd west of 18th, so it's actually open
and has foot traffic.

9/4/2014 2:27 PM

163

Reduce the number of cheap bars in favor of more grown-up restaurants.

9/4/2014 2:26 PM

164

we need fewer t-mobiles/cricket cell phone stores

9/4/2014 2:26 PM

165

I think that Adams Morgan is moving in a really great direction. I think it's important to keep some of the charm of
the neighborhood buildings and maybe just spruce them up with a paint job or face lift. Bringing in new, fresh
businesses may help get rid of some of the people that come in on the weekends to hang out on the streets and
mingle in front of establishments.

9/4/2014 2:25 PM

166

I would love to see an organic market with better produce and options than Yes, a real farmers market, markets
and entertainment in the big empty spaces along the intersection at 18th and Columbia and near City Bikes (what
happened to the Hispanic market?!) We could use some higher quality salons. On 18th Street, I would like to see
more restaurants with character (not just another bar catering to weekend crowds) and shops and services that
aren't bars. We definitely need a hardware store. Adams Morgan Hardware closed a few years ago, and anyway,
it was not sufficient.

9/4/2014 2:21 PM

167

more coffee shops, more park space, more "quick eats",

9/4/2014 2:13 PM

168

Encourage more growth. This should be a neighborhood that encourages families and provides services for them
to use. Think about the Tenlytown neighborhood, with dance and music schools, children friendly restaurants,
parks, etc. I would love to see more 3 bedroom condos, maybe splitting row houses into 2 units, not 3 or 4. I'd
love to see an awesome art and crafts/toy shop.

9/4/2014 2:04 PM

169

There should be a focus on having businesses that serve residents' basic needs in their day-to-day lives, like
grocery stores and pharmacies, along with restaurants and entertainment that draw people from across the metro
area. A focus on businesses that cater to the pre-11 pm crowd will draw more people to the area and increase
spending in the neighborhood. Given its strengths, there is no reason for the neighborhood to miss out on the
gains experienced along U St, 14th St, and other parts of the city.

9/4/2014 1:44 PM

170

relax moratoriums. support the hotel project. encourage some office space in future developments

9/4/2014 1:28 PM

171

Think Family, not frat party.

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Better and more frequent public transportation connections to other neighborhoods.

9/4/2014 1:26 PM

173

- Lift the liquor moratorium

9/4/2014 1:26 PM

174

I think bars vs restaurants should be differentiated as they are very different concepts in Adams Morgan.We've
seen some great restaurant ideas pop-up: Sakuramen, Donburi, Black Squirrel, and we'd like to see more in the
future. We do nopt need more dirty bars or another NY Diva popping-up. Use discretion with the liquor licenses
and favor restaurants that happen to serve alcohol, not bars that happen to serve food. I don't know how those
hookah and smoke shops stay open, but I sincerely hope they are all driven out. I'd love to see a neighborhood
pharmacy.

9/4/2014 1:21 PM

175

Less nightclubs - more restaurants and stores

9/4/2014 1:18 PM

176

Daytime retail. More police presence Thurs - Sun in order to encourage more visitors (the neighborhood has a
bad reputation and there are far more places to visit in DC these days) MORE EVENTS/FESTIVALS

9/4/2014 1:17 PM

177

I think focusing on providing quality restaurants and bars would immediately help transform the neighborhood. So
many young professionals have been flocking to the neighborhood due to the relatively low rent, I think it's
important to capitalize on that in order to see future growth. The nightclubs in the area have always had a bad
reputation and their patrons are mostly people from out of the area - why not focus on providing venues that will
attract people who live in the area which in itself would help reduce the amount of crime. A venue similar to H
Street Country Club would provide a more quality bar/entertainment aspect to the young professionals. Also
biergartens have been a huge hit - especially when the weather is nice - it would be great to have one in the area
with either a back patio or rooftop.

9/4/2014 1:08 PM

178

focus on more day-friendly stores;

9/4/2014 1:03 PM

179

Every effort should be made to retain and grow locally owned small businesses. At the same time, small
businesses that encourage loitering and drunkeness should be closed.

9/4/2014 12:51 PM

180

Improve the grocery stores in place - both the Safeway and the nearby Giant in Columbia Heights are poorly
managed and frankly pretty gross to spend time in.

9/4/2014 12:40 PM

181

I would like a more diverse 14th street assortment of restaurants, bars (day and night time), clothing, businesses,
shops, etc. Not just a night-time drinkfest.

9/4/2014 12:37 PM

182

We need more middle cost range restaurants, or even less expensive ones, that serve healthy food. If you look at
our restaurants now, the ones that serve healthy food are really high end - all the rest are either repetitive of each
other and eventually cannibalize each other's business, or they serve really unhealthy food choices of starch and
fat (noodle restaurants, pizza, falafel, empanadas, so many calories and not much fresh ingredients without the
starch and fat). The issue of restaurants mimicking each other then driving each other out of business include
pizza places, falafel and schwarma places, now BBQ places. How about if we get a few more places that serve a
nice variety and healthy mix of food like Tryst does? Or more vegetarian options high in protein like Protein Bar or
Sweet Green? (even though they are chains, their food is good, they are clean and run well). I hate to
recommend chains though, because they will be the downfall of our neighborhood if we allow too many in.

9/3/2014 4:39 PM

183

.

9/3/2014 4:17 PM

184

Since there have been some violent crimes in the neighborhood, perhaps more upscale restaurants, shops, and
clubs would help prevent that somewhat.

9/3/2014 1:01 PM

185

It would be great to have a more evolved variety of restaurants (seems to be just beginning to happen), more live
arts, music, and street performers/artists - like they do in sections of NYC. These things make a neighborhood
more interesting, and I like living in a diverse and ever-evolving, changing neighborhood. That is why I live in
Adams Morgan.

9/3/2014 12:49 PM

186

More/better retail!!

9/3/2014 12:44 PM

187

The planned density-adding developments and redevelopment of vacant/underused properties is a start.

9/3/2014 11:32 AM

188

It would be wonderful to attract more daytime customers.

9/3/2014 5:29 AM

189

Encourage more middle-of-the-road goods. I currently go to Dupont or Mt Pleasant for hardware, Dupont for
dress clothes, and Macy's downtown for housewares or furniture. I'd much rather get that all in Adams Morgan.

9/2/2014 11:49 PM

190

Get tax breaks for businesses that provide services the neighborhood is missing.

9/2/2014 4:54 PM

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Q8 How important are the following
sustainability topics to you?
Answered: 447

Skipped: 88

Energy
(renewables,...
Waste (reuse,
recycling,...
Water (water
quality,...
Food
(community...
Transportation
(public...
Nature (tree
canopy, gree...
Health
(toxics, wat...
0

1

Not
Important

2

Somewhat
Unimportant

3

Somewhat
Important

4

Very
Important

Total

Weighted
Average

5.42%
24

11.74%
52

30.25%
134

52.60%
233

443

3.30

3.86%
17

7.27%
32

28.18%
124

60.68%
267

440

3.46

2.51%
11

10.02%
44

26.65%
117

60.82%
267

439

3.46

4.04%
18

8.54%
38

24.49%
109

62.92%
280

445

3.46

Transportation (public transportation, car/bike-share,
bike infrastructure)

0.67%
3

1.57%
7

15.92%
71

81.84%
365

446

3.79

Nature (tree canopy, green space, wildlife)

1.35%
6

2.02%
9

19.33%
86

77.30%
344

445

3.73

0.68%
3

4.09%
18

23.64%
104

71.59%
315

440

3.66

Energy (renewables, efficiency)

Waste (reuse, recycling, composting)

Water (water quality, stormwater runoff)

Food (community gardens, healthy food options)

Health (toxics, water quality, access to parks)

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Q9 How satisfied are you with the way our
neighborhood addresses these
sustainability issues?
Answered: 434

Skipped: 101

Energy
(renewables,...
Waste (reuse,
recycling,...
Water (water
quality,...
Food
(community...
Transportation
(public...
Nature (tree
canopy, gree...
Health
(toxics, wat...
0

1

2

Not
Satisfied

Somewhat
Unsatisfied

3

Somewhat
Satisfied

4

Very
Satisfied

Total

Weighted
Average

17.56%
72

46.83%
192

30.73%
126

4.88%
20

410

2.23

21.98%
91

40.58%
168

29.71%
123

7.73%
32

414

2.23

19.95%
83

42.07%
175

31.73%
132

6.25%
26

416

2.24

20.42%
87

42.02%
179

30.52%
130

7.04%
30

426

2.24

Transportation (public transportation, car/bike-share,
bike infrastructure)

5.79%
25

17.82%
77

43.52%
188

32.87%
142

432

3.03

Nature (tree canopy, green space, wildlife)

8.94%
38

31.29%
133

45.41%
193

14.35%
61

425

2.65

8.57%
36

32.62%
137

47.62%
200

11.19%
47

420

2.61

Energy (renewables, efficiency)

Waste (reuse, recycling, composting)

Water (water quality, stormwater runoff)

Food (community gardens, healthy food options)

Health (toxics, water quality, access to parks)

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Q10 Do you have any ideas about how to
improve our neighborhood from an
environment and sustainability
perspective?
Answered: 132

Skipped: 403

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Responses

Date

1

Re the above, how could these issues not rate highly for most people?

2/8/2015 8:03 PM

2

I would like to see more maintanance on Kalorama Park and anther home garden to meet the popularity of the
existing one.

1/29/2015 2:55 PM

3

More decorative landscaping, lighting, and parks. Additional bikeshare stations and bike racks.

1/14/2015 11:24 PM

4

DC Water is a mess. Where are we on replacing the aging water infrastructure in Adams Morgan? What is their
plan?

1/14/2015 10:02 AM

5

Avoid any more wholesale stripping of mature trees - the deforestation of 18th street was a travesty.

12/16/2014 4:57 PM

6

People who really want to recycle food scraps for composting have to pay high fees with companies for pick-up.
Local businesses could participate in funding a composting program.

12/8/2014 1:11 PM

7

Solar city on all the buildings to help power back the city. Use geothermal compost to power homes and business
with energy and create gardens for local food.

12/4/2014 3:03 AM

8

I believe the city should have a residential compost program akin to that in other major cities, for instance San
Francisco. Storm water runoff reduction is non existent as far as I can see. The addition of a community garden
would be wonderful, but the question is, "where"?

11/30/2014 8:48 PM

9

Make composting easy for us. Would love to try it but don't know of any decent/affordable options. Help make
community gardening and healthy food options available (or if they are available, make the community aware of
them.)

11/30/2014 8:23 PM

10

Better bus service on 16th street. 43 bus should run more hours. Should have more bikeshare bikes on 16th
street at columbia

11/30/2014 7:23 PM

11

We need to do a better job on maintaining our streetscape. More bike parking

11/30/2014 12:15 PM

12

Support a real recycling program in the schools that also reaches out to families and the larger community.

11/30/2014 10:07 AM

13

More reliable bus service. More healthy food options--grocery stores and restaurants. More shade at parks.
Better instructions about recycling.

11/24/2014 9:53 PM

14

The statutes that created the ANC states that the ANC should focus solely on policy issues that affect the
neighborhood and that are governed by the District's departments and agencies. ANC should focus its policy
concerns on the replacement of 125 year old water and sanitary sewer infrastructure. ANC should cause the
replacement of the decayed terra cotta sanitary sewer and main water lines that lay on the south side of
Columbia Road, NW. This will directly support the replacement of Adams Morgan commercial retail space that is
not competitive with the revitalized commercial space found on 14th Street, H Street and the Waterfront. The
commercial areas of Adams Morgan will become a slum within twenty years if no replacement of infrastructure
and no redevelopment occurs. Lifting the Adams Morgan liquor license moratorium is not the answer to the
revitalization of Adams Morgan's economy. It takes much more than that to attract well capitalized businesses
who will provide the level of goods and services the residents need..

11/21/2014 4:07 PM

15

We need a light rail to connect Woodley Park and Columbia Heights metro stations

11/20/2014 3:51 PM

16

Double the number of bikeshares.

11/18/2014 9:32 PM

17

This survey needs a "Don't know" or "Other" category in addition to the Not Satisfied through Very Satisfied
categories to check. In some cases I'm not informed and had to answer as if I was.

11/14/2014 1:58 PM

18

Stop the apparent war against trees. We have had so many beautiful, large trees destroyed by city "planners"
over the past few years.

11/13/2014 12:59 AM

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19

Help citizens understand the need to limit consumption. Create more opportunity to value connection between
people, create space for people's interaction. Create enviro-related events.

11/4/2014 11:34 AM

20

More bike lanes. Replace missing street trees. I have seen plans for street parking plans with surfaces that
absorb water. This seems like a smart idea for both reducing storm water runoff and for the health of the street
trees.

10/31/2014 12:38 PM

21

Composting - there should be city-wide, free composting

10/31/2014 8:29 AM

22

Include ample green space in Marie Reed's modernization. Huge area go unused for most of the day, and kids
may benefit from more green space rather than concrete and asphault. Move the play areas inside with open roof
areas, and let the community enjoy marie reed as well. The jungle gym area is an inefficient use of space.

10/30/2014 9:00 PM

23

Creat a multi-purpose center for recycling/reuse re reclaimed wood, bricks, other building supplies.

10/30/2014 10:54 AM

24

Continue to improve and maintain neighborhood parks; more diversity in grocery stores; support 18th St
streetcar; complete stormwater diversion to prevent sanitary sewerage overflow into Rock Creek

10/30/2014 10:53 AM

25

Overall things look better in the neighborhood, but at what cost ? Many people simply have moved due to
increased cost of living, so while the environment is looking good, the sustainability of the residents has suffered.

10/29/2014 7:53 PM

26

The playground at Kalorama Park needs updating

10/29/2014 7:16 AM

27

Make it easier to do things that are environmentally beneficial. Recycling at home is easier through single can
mixed item pick-up. Everything should thought of for broadest appeal and conversion to better behavior.

10/29/2014 12:06 AM

28

Incentives for MF building owners to make old building more energy efficient. Even just replacing windows would
really help.

10/28/2014 9:42 PM

29

I am not aware of specific efforts this community makes to improve the environment and public health. Again,
more public outreach would be great!

10/26/2014 2:18 PM

30

Bikes are increasingly becoming a menace - they arbitrarily ride on sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks, making
it extremely confusing and dangerous to pedestrians. When they are riding on the streets, they ignore the rules of
the road completely. There are too many of them and they need to obey the law. the BikeShare has become a
great liability instead of an asset. The tap water does not taste normal.

10/20/2014 7:36 AM

31

Again - you must have a competent official in charge of parks. Without it, not much good is going to happen.
Otherwise, not enough time to go into it all now!

10/19/2014 7:00 PM

32

We are hurt by not having a metro stop in the heart of Adams Morgan. City could do better on recycling, but ok.
Farmer's market is convenient, could be expanded.

10/15/2014 5:37 PM

33

need to try harder

10/14/2014 9:45 PM

34

The community obviously would need professional help on this one -- and especially some buy in from the city.
Not enough attention is paid to the kinds of things the city is responsible for -- tree canopy, the proper paving of
alleys and streets so that there is no pooling water, etc., etc.

10/14/2014 2:35 PM

35

Better upkeep and expansion of Kalorama Park Rec Center. Better use and advertisement and improvement of
Marie Reed Rec Center and pool.

10/12/2014 3:58 PM

36

Food quality options are particularly poor in Adams Morgan - given that I can walk to the Dupont and U street
farmers markets, I suppose Adams Morgan doesn't necessarily need its own, but it sure would be nice if the
restaurants and shops reflected a greater commitment to fresh and local food. Also, the District really needs a
community composting pickup service

10/11/2014 9:22 PM

37

Use Potters House for community talks re these subject and how to get involved. Develop more community and
resident interaction with ANC and DC Gov.

10/3/2014 12:08 PM

38

More initiatives to encourage recycling at bars and restaurants, better community energy initiatives to help Adams
Morgan residents and landlords convert to renewable and make buildings more efficient. Adams Morgan should
be a pioneering DC Eco-District!

10/2/2014 4:42 PM

39

We definitely need more recycling options on the streets of Adams Morgan

10/2/2014 3:36 PM

40

I do not think green space should be locked up. This is the case in Walter Pierce Park. It sits there empty and
rarely is used.

10/1/2014 1:46 PM

41

Create designated parking spaces for Car2Go. I would use this service more often if I didn't have to worry about
finding a parking space.

9/27/2014 8:12 AM

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42

NO MORE DANCE CLUBS AND DRUNKEN BARS!!!! sick of it!!!!!!

9/26/2014 11:13 PM

43

Enforce leash laws and health codes for restaurants.

9/26/2014 7:28 AM

44

Better education about recycling and composting options and processes.

9/25/2014 4:34 PM

45

Get rid of the RATS!

9/25/2014 2:17 PM

46

Put strict limits on any encroachment on our green canopy from developers and new construction. Make
availability to solar energy more readily available and affordable and encouraged.

9/24/2014 8:58 PM

47

I'd suggest we work with Casey Trees for an assessment, and evaluation of a partnership, including some advice
on community advocacy in district government. In addition, if none exists now, develop an oversight group which
maintains a list serve of individual an projects to share information limited to our District.

9/24/2014 2:24 PM

48

Improve the environment by taking better care of city trees. They are not regularly pruned, feed, and treated for
insects. Too many trees are dying because DC doesn't care. Let's maintain what we have before we try to take
on more and fail even worse.

9/22/2014 12:38 PM

49

More green spaces would be great (although there are a good number already), if there is any place to do a
community garden, that would be awesome!

9/20/2014 8:29 PM

50

provide houses, apartment building owners, co-ops and condos, and commercial buildings with ideas,
workshops, logistical ideas, funding ideas, etc. for making the roofs of their buildings green. making sure all
private homes have water barrels? can apartment buildings, co-ops & condos, commercial buildings have water
barrels or rain barrels?

9/20/2014 10:19 AM

51

Stop requiring new developments to provide on site parking.

9/19/2014 8:57 PM

52

These issues are among the most important to me personally and professionally. I like the new trees on 18th
Street and hope we will maintain them and keep plantings in their boxes to a minimum. We can never have
enough trees. ( No need to look like 14th!) I also like the new bike racks and sidewalks. We need more
community gardens for more people. We definitely need free neighborhood composting and recycling
facilities/drop offs. I love the Circulator! Greener, LEED buildings needed!

9/19/2014 3:19 PM

53

I live in a rowhouse without a yard and would love to have someplace in the neighborhood to drop off food
scraps, etc. for composting.

9/18/2014 8:45 PM

54

bus stops should be covered on 18th street

9/17/2014 5:57 PM

55

We need to make sure residents are aware of their responsibilities to new trees that are planted along the
sidewalks outside their homes. New trees need to be properly monitored for adequate root system development.

9/17/2014 11:59 AM

56

A voluntary community composting initiative could be started if land were available to do it.

9/17/2014 9:46 AM

57

Conduct regular neighborhood cleanups. Put recycling bins as a pair with trash cans. Public composting boxes or
bins (many apartment dwellers can't contain compost), work with local/city farmers to utilize the waste. Hugs,
also.

9/17/2014 7:38 AM

58

Work with the Department of Health for better vermin control.

9/16/2014 5:36 PM

59

Place recycling cans alongside all trash cans, even in parks and residential neighborhoods. Restrict traffic by
large commercial vehicles. Enforce penalties/fines for dumping and littering. Create a neighborhood commission
to monitor and enforce fines/penalties for commercial/residential construction/renovation projects that contribute
to toxic trash, noise pollution, and traffic pollution.

9/16/2014 3:56 PM

60

Fix the storm water runoff and sewage outfall issue (for all of DC). WATER THE POOR TREES! Those green
plastic water bags are pretty worthless and they give the false impression that the city (or someone) is caring for
the tree(s). We need public water fountains, especially for the poor and homeless.

9/16/2014 12:57 PM

61

We need at least another healthy food option to Yes Organic; we don't have any (or minimal) recycling containers
(could we add those on 18th and Columbia?); our farmer's market is not the best (doesn't offer a lot of options);
not sure we can do much about rodent control other than ensuring there's no dumping.

9/16/2014 12:32 PM

62

Stop the pop-ups and other increased building density that is taking place at the expense of yards and other of
the few remaining open spaces in Adams-Morgan.

9/16/2014 12:26 PM

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63

Encourage use of solar, but that also involves dealing with the pop-up problem. Higher density is a good thing,
and I don't oppose pop-ups, but it does create a tension for people who have invested in solar. Look for
opportunities in public to install solar in public spaces. Encourage buildings to paint roofs white to reflect sun.
Consider ways to increase tree plantings. Remove on-street parking on Columbia to make it safer for bikers.

9/16/2014 11:53 AM

64

MOre tree planting programs Neighborhood composting program More support for solar energy Community
garden program needed

9/16/2014 11:47 AM

65

Increase the number of parks and green spaces, including by planting in areas that are currently cement. The
corner of 18th and Columbia in front of Suntrust bank and the police office is a prime example of an unused
opportunity. Same with the opposite corner.

9/16/2014 11:01 AM

66

Recycling is not encourage as much as it should be in DC in general. People still laugh at the idea. Educational
pubic displays and outreach when possible (in spanish and english) could happen more often and regularly. This
could include local school kids. A public exhibit of children presenting benefits and facts on waste/recycling.
Education has always been important in changing the habits of a community.

9/16/2014 8:51 AM

67

More bikes at all the Bikeshare locations, especially the one at 18th and Columbia. There are never enough.
Also, the Bikeshare location at Harvard and Adams Mill Rd is very poorly located because there are large hills in
3 directions. I would suggest adding a new Bikeshare location on Columbia Rd somewhere between 16th and
18th. I think there would be a lot of usage. I would also like to see buslines that run through the residential areas,
especially north of Columbia Rd along Adams Mill Rd.

9/15/2014 3:37 PM

68

I'd like a place to bring compost

9/15/2014 2:57 PM

69

Adams Morgan is an ideal neighborhood for the above topics, given it's proximity to Rock Creek Park and the
various parks scattered throughout the neighborhood.

9/15/2014 2:33 PM

70

Pet waste on sidewalks is a huge problem that harms water quality, spreads disease, and generally is
unpleasant. Also, many people use soap outdoors (in washing cars or equipment or other things), which drains to
the Rock Creek and harms the water quality there. Why not make 18th Street a pedestrian-only space for one day
every month so that people can enjoy the commercial and public space, thereby creating a sense of community?

9/15/2014 12:19 PM

71

A bigger community garden or composting programs would be nice.

9/15/2014 10:11 AM

72

We could really improve the tree canopy. We should recycle stormwater.

9/14/2014 8:30 PM

73

Provide community sense of ownership.

9/14/2014 7:20 PM

74

Pilot compost program for neighborhood residents. Expand Kalorama Coumminty garden if possible. Work with
DDOT to try Green infrastructure pilot program in alleys or along key corridors. (Missed opportunity to do this
during 18th street streetscape enhancement. Consider implementing green infrastructure solutions when doing
any neighborhood street/sidewalk work. Greening of NE corner of 18th and Columbia? Partnerer with NPS to
restore trail access from Belmont to Beach Drive/NPS Mounted Police Center Continued support for Kalorama
Park. Refresh of Kalorama Rec center.

9/14/2014 5:08 PM

75

Have more receptacles for recycling on neighborhood streets.

9/14/2014 4:29 PM

76

Establish a community purchase program to help more residents and businesses go solar

9/14/2014 2:19 PM

77

I don't know enough about how these issues area addresses to say whether or not I'm satisfied or dissatisfied.

9/14/2014 1:15 PM

78

Not sure what is being done exactly; no comment.

9/14/2014 12:38 PM

79

Easier access to recycling venues, cans, compactors. More community garden space, larger farmers market.

9/14/2014 10:13 AM

80

Less jumbo slice waste and more clean water

9/11/2014 9:03 PM

81

Pursue a solar co-op for owners like Mt. Pleasant. Introduce/lobby for composting bins alongside city trash
removal. Start a community garden in the heart of Adams Morgan. Bring organic, higher end local farmers and
vendors to the Adams Morgan Farmers Market. Bring a Whole Foods to Columbia Rd, where the Safeway is
currently located.

9/11/2014 12:00 AM

82

refrain from building too many 1 - 2 bedroom condos that are not affordable for families.

9/9/2014 9:39 AM

83

Promote green roofs.

9/7/2014 4:33 PM

84

Bikeshare in front of Harris Teeter and Safeway would be nice. Recycling center by Mary Reed would also be
appreciated.

9/6/2014 9:30 PM

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85

More parks, more social spaces, more bike shares stations, more green space. We should close down 18th street
to cars, double the size of the sidewalks in all the commercial zones. In New York City, green space/social
spaces are a requirement of new development. We should do the same.

9/6/2014 12:13 PM

86

Anytime there is construction in the neighborhood, the streets become a mess. The contractors often use this
foam-y stuff for insulation that looks like snow and is littered EVERYWHERE. They do not clean it up and it ends
up in draining into our waterways. I was told it is biodegradable, but it is not. They should be fined anytime this
happens so they take more care. It was disappointing that we had to cut down all of the trees on 18th street to
widen the sidewalks even though the wide sidewalks do look great. Old, large trees are the gem of a
neighborhood and I would love to see more tree-lined streets, especially on Champlain. We need more Capital
Bikeshare stations (double the size at 18th and Colombia). In the morning it is impossible to find a bike during
rush hour. I don't know if Adams Morgan has a community garden, but I would love to be a part of one if I could
find one in the neighborhood.

9/6/2014 11:49 AM

87

Do SOMETHING/ANYTHING to make 18th Street greener. It looks like Warsaw after Germany bombed it. Erect
some green space at the corners of 18th and Columbia and 18th Street on the SW and NE corners. There is too
much unused concrete space in both locations.

9/5/2014 7:28 PM

88

AM does quite well in these areas. The ANC had been hosting electronics and household hazardous waste
recycling days a few years back but I hadn't heard anything else about it. Those are really helpful if you don't
have a car but need to get rid of that stuff. The AMBID should work more closely with the city to teach business
owners and residents about rat control. We'll never kill each and every last one of those little f**kers, but with
more education we can possibly keep their population at bay.

9/5/2014 4:17 PM

89

more incentives for green projects

9/5/2014 4:02 PM

90

I would like to install solar panels on the roofs of all the bars on 18th. And it seems like the 96 and L2 buses don't
come as often as they used to.

9/5/2014 3:52 PM

91

Businesses and apartments/condos that do not have roof space for individuals can make green roofs. It would be
great if neighborhood parking lasted until 10pm on Saturdays so residents could find parking spaces.

9/5/2014 1:38 PM

92

A public accessible compost drop-off option would be fantastic. More recycling options with trashcans on the side
walk.

9/5/2014 10:50 AM

93

Better bike lanes, more buses during rush hour, better options for recycling/composting

9/5/2014 9:49 AM

94

We have great access to parks and green space, but I think we could add more sports/recreation options. The
basketball court/tennis courts are popular, and the new soccer field is a nice upgrade. I'm not sure that the Pierce
Mill park is used as efficiently as it could. See their extreme popularity in other neighborhoods, I think another
small dog park and a small community skateboard park (or skate "spot" as some communities have built), would
be well used and accommodate the increased needs of more families in the neighborhood.

9/4/2014 10:33 PM

95

More community gardens, bike share, recycling bins on street next to trash cans

9/4/2014 10:32 PM

96

Would like to see more community gardens and the poor water quality improved on

9/4/2014 10:02 PM

97

Would like to see more healthy fast casual restaurant options (e.g. salad-focused fast casual). Also would like
better garbage odor managements for bars/restaurants that have dumpsters near residential housing. The living
wall gardens at Table restaurant in Shaw are one idea to make dumpsters more attractive but not sure how well
it addresses odor. Thanks!

9/4/2014 9:10 PM

98

I really have no idea about any of these... How *does* the neighborhood address them?

9/4/2014 8:15 PM

99

You are worried about tree canopies while you have open air heroine markets and gang violence all around the
neighborhood. Could be your first problem!

9/4/2014 5:51 PM

100

The only one drinking water out side is in Walter Pierce park and most of the time it's not working. Maybe they
can add one at the dog park as well.

9/4/2014 5:27 PM

101

Develop a plan and encourage a larger farmer's market for Adams Morgan, similar to the Dupont Circle Sunday
market.

9/4/2014 4:41 PM

102

put more trash receptacles on the streets; put recycling receptacles next to the trash; plant more trees; encourage
more and better farmer's markets (more days)

9/4/2014 4:28 PM

103

more zipcars

9/4/2014 4:24 PM

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104

All those rooftops offer potential for solar panel installation! A giant wind turbine at the top of 18th Street NW
could define the neighborhood as its newest landmark. It could be like a modern day Moulin of the Moulin Rouge
for the Montmartre of DC!

9/4/2014 3:57 PM

105

More traffic calming devices to slow down cars to make it safer for bicycles. More spaces for community gardens.
More care for existing mature trees.

9/4/2014 3:54 PM

106

More bus routes with greater frequency is badly needed.

9/4/2014 3:26 PM

107

Have a community composting group, facilitate more community gardens with low fees to encourage apartment
dwellers with little to no outdoor space to grow their own food, and keep parks clean. Also, the alley between
Champlain and 18th St is disgusting with the amount of runoff that flows down the middle of the alley onto
Kalorama St.

9/4/2014 3:25 PM

108

This is a high density residential neighborhood with a large commercial section. Encourage the use of public
transit by eliminating parking requirements for new residential developments. Encourage new residential and
hotel development to support new businesses.

9/4/2014 3:19 PM

109

More protected bike lanes, pedestrianize 18th street, create community gardens, offer neighborhood composting.

9/4/2014 3:06 PM

110

Pocket parks along Columiba/18th St. Community composting.

9/4/2014 2:52 PM

111

Better drinking water quality. Also would like more healthy food options, e.g., an expanded farmers market (I
always go to Mt. Pleasant or Dupont Circle because the Adams Morgan one is lacking).

9/4/2014 2:48 PM

112

We need more capital bikeshare stations, and more car-to-go since we are the first to run out in the am, we have
plenty of bus lines and access to 3 metro lines that are good. We desperately, desperately need the next street
car line.

9/4/2014 2:31 PM

113

I know DDOE has energy and water programs but I think they could be better marketed to the neighborhood. I
would love to see an incentive program for solar power energy. The neighborhood needs healthier food options. I
would be thrilled to see a Chop't or Sweet Green in the neigbhorhood, or better still, an indepedent vegan
restaurant (one can dream!) We absolutely need a real farmers market. The one on Saturdays at 18th and
Columbia is small and the neigbhorhood could support something more.

9/4/2014 2:24 PM

114

Not enough safe park space, gardens, transportation is spotty and unreliable

9/4/2014 2:14 PM

115

Create more green space by expanding tree boxes in residential blocks.

9/4/2014 2:13 PM

116

More public transportation, more ability to compost. Better porous paving to help with runoff.

9/4/2014 1:43 PM

117

living on Harvard Street where it slopes down towards the zoo and rock creek park I have witnessed during every
storm a major river of run off flowing down the street inundating the sewer system and making its way to rock
creek park. This street given the grade and run off should be redesigned with wide rain gardens along the
sidewalks like are popping up in other parts of town. There is a triangle park with a sculpture in the middle that
could be turned into a rain garden as well. The amount of runoff that could be retained would be astonishing.
Further in the original street scape improvement plans there were going to be tree lined medians on columbia
road. this would help mitigate not only runoff but the urban heat island effect and should be brought back to the
table. Lastly crossing 16th street from adams morgan to columbia heights isn't pleasant and would be easier with
a median incorporated to calm traffic

9/4/2014 1:34 PM

118

Less Clubs

9/4/2014 1:19 PM

119

The only truly healthy market in Adams Morgan is Yes! Organic Market and it's tiny and doesn't sell any
meat/fish/poultry. A Whole Foods might be a great option since the closest one is in Logan Circle - it would draw
people in from Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, U Street, Dupont, and the West End.

9/4/2014 1:11 PM

120

Would love a bigger community garden; more sites to give gently used items; the only one I know of is the drop
off at 18th and california, but that is only meant for clothes. I'd also mention that there currently seems to be a
scheme where a middle-aged woman sits outside these bins and asks donors for their items. It doesn't seem like
wants them for her own personal use.

9/4/2014 1:07 PM

121

More regular cleaning and aggressive fining for littering. Also rat control.

9/4/2014 12:52 PM

122

Water issues almost constantly -- infrastructure needs work

9/4/2014 12:41 PM

123

A legit metro stop in Adams Morgan

9/4/2014 12:41 PM

124

I do not know the current status of these things in my neighborhood - it's not apparent

9/4/2014 12:37 PM

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More renewable and efficient energy, and incentives to use them; I love how green our neighborhood is - please
let's maintain that even as we further develop. We could even enhance it since it is a notable aspect/plus to our
neighborhood (we don't want it to look like Columbia Heights at 14th and Erving!). I like that we have a green
market but it needs to expand, we love Randy but just two veg vendors does not a green market make. Also, our
community garden near Pierce Park and the Zoo was removed, we need to replace it with another.

9/3/2014 4:43 PM

126

.

9/3/2014 4:17 PM

127

Local sites where recycling is accessible and that the waste is actually recycled.

9/3/2014 1:03 PM

128

It would be great to have an initiative to bring solar to the larger apartment buildings in the neighborhood, and to
educate the community on cleaning alternatives to chemicals.

9/3/2014 12:51 PM

129

Better financial incentives for solar programs and storm water runoff management for individual homes and
apartment buildings would help.

9/3/2014 11:35 AM

130

Create more special recycling opportunities. Impose greater energy efficiency requirements on new construction
and retro expansions.

9/3/2014 8:55 AM

131

1. Needed bus routes: to western downtown (Foggy Bottom/Georgetown), to Children's Hospital and Washington
Hospital Center, and more frequent buses across 16th Street to Columbia Heights. 2. Get rid of the middle bars on
our park benches to let couples sit together during the day and let people who need it sleep there at night.

9/2/2014 11:55 PM

132

Plant more trees, for example at Sun Trust Plaza and the plaza by BB&T bank.

9/2/2014 4:56 PM

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Q11 How affordable do you find the cost of
housing in Adams Morgan?
Answered: 435

Skipped: 100

For Rent

To Own

0

Unaffordable
For Rent

To Own

1

Not Very Affordable

2

Somewhat Affordable

3

Very Affordable

4

Total

Weighted Average

17.75%
71

55.75%
223

24.50%
98

2.00%
8

400

2.11

38.63%
163

40.52%
171

19.43%
82

1.42%
6

422

1.84

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Q12 What type of housing suits your
needs?
Answered: 197

Shared housing

Skipped: 338

9

Efficiency

18

1 bedroom
apartment

73

2 bedroom
apartment

87

Apartment with
> 2 bedrooms

42

Single family
home

66

0

10

20

30

40

Answer Choices

50

60

70

80

90

100

Responses

Shared housing

4.57%

9

Efficiency

9.14%

18

1 bedroom apartment

37.06%

73

2 bedroom apartment

44.16%

87

Apartment with > 2 bedrooms

21.32%

42

Single family home

33.50%

66

Total Respondents: 197

#

Other (please specify)

Date

1

I'm not looking for housing. Thus, I can't provide a meaningful response.

2/8/2015 8:05 PM

2

Row house

11/13/2014 1:01 AM

3

2 bedroom condo

10/30/2014 10:57 AM

4

Cooperative apartment building, owner occupied

10/30/2014 10:46 AM

5

we probably need a few SRO's --rooming houses.

10/29/2014 7:55 PM

6

with a rental unit

10/3/2014 12:13 PM

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I currently live in an efficiency co-op unit that I purchased many years ago w/help from DC gov't, otherwise I
probably wouldn't be able to afford to live here. a 1- or 2- bedroom apartment would, however, much better suit
my needs, but that is way beyond my budget.

9/20/2014 10:23 AM

8

Condo

9/18/2014 11:09 AM

9

Townhouses with basement rentals. There are too many apartments without parking.

9/17/2014 6:48 AM

10

Condominium

9/16/2014 3:58 PM

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Q13 Do you feel that there are good
housing options available to you in Adams
Morgan?
Answered: 435

Skipped: 100

For Rent

To Own

0

Poor Options
Available

1

Somewhat Poor Options
Available

2

3

Somewhat Good Options
Available

4

Good Options
Available

Total

Weighted
Average

For
Rent

18.94%
75

32.58%
129

34.85%
138

13.64%
54

396

2.43

To
Own

27.10%
113

32.37%
135

28.54%
119

11.99%
50

417

2.25

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Q14 Do you own or rent a residence in
Adams Morgan?
Answered: 445

Skipped: 90

4.49%
(20)

37.98%
(169)

57.53%
(256)

Rent

Own

I don't live in Adams Morgan

Answer Choices

Responses

Rent

37.98%

169

Own

57.53%

256

I don't live in Adams Morgan

4.49%

20

Total

445

#

Other (please specify)

Date

1

I rent and own in Adams Morgan

11/24/2014 9:55 PM

2

Over 350 new residences for rent and for sale as condos will enter the Adams Morgan market over the next two
years.

11/21/2014 4:13 PM

3

I live near Adams Morgan

11/20/2014 3:53 PM

4

I bought a co-op apartment in 2002 for $58,000, so ownership feels affordable to me.

11/16/2014 10:28 PM

5

I live on the border of Adams Morgan (Belmont Road)

11/4/2014 11:36 AM

6

Live in Dupont Circle/Kalorama

10/18/2014 9:29 AM

7

Live in coop building

10/8/2014 8:05 PM

8

own efficiency co-op unit

9/20/2014 10:23 AM

9

Own

9/19/2014 7:06 PM

10

I work in Adams Morgan.

9/19/2014 3:24 PM

11

co-op The Saxony

9/16/2014 9:24 AM

12

I live in Mount Pleasant, but I used to live in AdMo on Calvert @ Adams Mill

9/8/2014 10:09 AM

13

15th and Euclid

9/4/2014 9:49 PM

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I live adjacent to Adams Morgan at 18th and Swann

9/4/2014 9:12 PM

15

Live w fiancé who owns

9/4/2014 4:21 PM

16

I was forced to move after more than 30 years in Adams Morgan this year because I could not afford it.

9/4/2014 3:56 PM

17

and rent

9/4/2014 1:20 PM

18

Boyfriend lives in AM

9/4/2014 1:19 PM

19

Just moved from AdMo, sadly.

9/4/2014 12:56 PM

20

We own a co-op apt. we've had for over 15 years when it was affordable, but would love to buy something bigger
in Adams Morgan. Costs are prohibitive.

9/3/2014 4:46 PM

21

Dupont

9/2/2014 4:19 PM

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Q15 What was your household income
range last year? (Total earnings from all
members of your household.)
Answered: 430

Skipped: 105

Less than
$10,000
$10,000 to
$39,999
$40,000 to
$69,999
$70,000 to
$99,999
$100,000 to
$149,999
$150,000 to
$200,000

Above $200,000

I prefer not
to answer
0

10

20

30

40

Answer Choices

50

60

70

80

90

100

Responses

Less than $10,000

0.47%

2

$10,000 to $39,999

3.72%

16

$40,000 to $69,999

16.98%

73

$70,000 to $99,999

22.56%

97

$100,000 to $149,999

21.86%

94

$150,000 to $200,000

15.12%

65

Above $200,000

13.49%

58

I prefer not to answer

5.81%

25

Total

430

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Q16 To what extent are you concerned that
rising housing costs reduces the economic
diversity of the people who live in Adams
Morgan?
Answered: 442

Skipped: 93

Level of
Concern

0

Level of Concern

1

2

3

4

Not Concerned

Somewhat Unconcerned

Somewhat Concerned

Extremely Concerned

Total

Weighted Average

14.48%
64

16.74%
74

35.97%
159

32.81%
145

442

2.87

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Q17 To promote and maintain economic
diversity among the people who live in
Adams Morgan, would you support
government housing subsidies?
Answered: 438

Skipped: 97

(no label)

0

Definitely Not
(no label)

15.75%
69

1

Probably Not

24.43%
107

2

Probably Yes

29.22%
128

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Definitely Yes

30.59%
134

4

Total

438

Weighted Average

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Q18 Do you have any ideas about how to
improve housing options in Adams
Morgan?
Answered: 141

Skipped: 394

#

Responses

Date

1

Maintain the diverse mix of single family homes and apartments/condos. Oppose pop-ups.

2/8/2015 8:05 PM

2

Lower and control rent for families low income and middle income

1/29/2015 2:57 PM

3

Require developers to improve neighborhood long-term and help subsidize neighborhood activities/services, not
just take all the profit from a building and abandon the neighborhood. AdMo is a desirable neighborhood, so
developers will still exist who are willing to give back to the community.

1/14/2015 11:28 PM

4

Relax regulations on tiny houses needing a street access lot. Insist new build include a low income portion of
units.

1/14/2015 10:04 AM

5

Create a habitat for humanity store in the area of unused space.

12/4/2014 3:04 AM

6

Adopt the new proposed designation that will preserve two unit tow houses with the second unit being a
basement /English basement apartment, which represents both an affordable housing option for the renter, and
allows people to handle a mortgage. Rampant conversion of single family/ two family homes into condo units that
start at $450k, plus a condo feel do not constitute affordable housing.

11/30/2014 8:54 PM

7

Make the new apt. buildings (the AdamO, one on Columbia Road and one on Lanier) affordable and not just
condos. Support zoning reform to avoid more pop-ups.

11/30/2014 8:24 PM

8

Stop Pop Ups. Rising population is creating demand for new housing and prices go up as demand goes up.
Those are economic factors we cant control. But we cant let it destroy the neighborhood.= Stop popups

11/30/2014 7:25 PM

9

I would like more apartments with more than 2 bedrooms.

11/24/2014 9:55 PM

10

Stop interfering. This is a free country. A person has the right to improve the quality of his home or property. Its a
proven fact that rising housing costs improves safety and the quality of schools.

11/21/2014 10:32 PM

11

It's a supply issue, mostly. Middle class (60-80% AMI) seem to be squeezed because everything is built or
maintained for the poor or rich.

11/21/2014 5:54 PM

12

During 2014, inclusionary zoning statutes were signed into law.. Affordable housing will be built in Adams Morgan
in any new multifamily residential that is over nine units. All the community needs to do is support redevelopment
of multifamily housing and the affordable housing will manifest itself. The community should support height for
multifamily housing so that as many affordable housing units may be built as possible. Residential developers
must pay privately for the replacement of the public 125 year old water mains and sanitary sewers in Adams
Morgan. Only height will allow a developer to build affordable housing and take on the cost of replacing old
infrastructure. The neighborhood must be responsible and reasonable about accepting change including height to
obtain the benefits of affordable housing.

11/21/2014 4:13 PM

13

Allow larger condo/apt buildings that have many 2+ bedrooms available.

11/20/2014 3:53 PM

14

Allow for more density.

11/20/2014 12:56 PM

15

Stop developing only high-end cookie cutter condo buildings.

11/20/2014 11:50 AM

16

Rather than zoning restrictions which have generations long effects to neighborhoods, policies and incentives
should be created to build affordable housing.

11/19/2014 10:20 AM

17

Conversion of apartments to cooperatives, more section 8 and other affordable housing options.

11/18/2014 9:33 PM

18

Not sure about gov. housing. There have been some badly run projects. Have also worked in SF in a mixed use
neighborhood that was managed very well and worked. Have less confidence in gov. admin in DC.

11/18/2014 9:57 AM

19

Stop catering to rich developers.

11/13/2014 1:01 AM

20

Better rent control laws!

11/6/2014 11:24 AM

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All new buildings should have units that are actually affordable to poor people; too much inclusionary zoning in
the area don't have enough units at the lowest income level. The only way I would support pop-ups in the
neighborhood would be if every pop-up allowed were affordable housing with a low maximum income ceiling.

11/1/2014 11:34 PM

22

I'm concerned about the pop-ups and their detrimental affect on family homes and gardens in the neighborhood. I
have a pop-up being built next to my home. I now have a 50-foot solid dark gray cinder block wall running nearly
to the back of the property line where I used to have open sky. It is shockingly awful, unfriendly, dark, and
oppressive. It has destroyed my backyard. I strongly support downzoning to preserve the single family homes,
trees, and gardens in the neighborhood.

10/31/2014 12:57 PM

23

Stop trying to keeo the neighborhood diverse through artificial market manipulation. Look at U street. Lots of
subsidies and lots of crime. Mixed income housing is a better solution, rather than whole building of poor families
sharing nonabundant habits and trying to hold on to the past. I worked hard, paid my debt off, chose not to have
kids too early, and worked my way into Kalorama. As a result, i dont hold on to bad habits. There is a ton of
diversity in my area, with people from all over the world living nearby. As people, we must all adapt to change.

10/30/2014 9:04 PM

24

Look at Mt. Pleasant's format for housing, historic district, diverse, healthy financial environment. Let's do that.

10/30/2014 10:46 AM

25

rent controls --of any kind that hold rents down for working people --which is most of us despite the hype to the
contrary.

10/29/2014 7:55 PM

26

stop converting single family housing to multifamily developments. Stop popups that are ruining our street scape
and blocking sun for gardens and solar panels.

10/29/2014 12:13 PM

27

Require parking in new developments

10/29/2014 7:17 AM

28

Don't become overly commercial. Keep mom and pop shops. No big box. Do not become Columbia Heights. It's
horrible!

10/29/2014 6:20 AM

29

Give private developers the ability to build, develop and manage subsidized housing, with provisions for what a
unit can be rented for according to income level. The properties should not be able to be sold to anyone other
than the city to avoid declaring bankruptcy or hardship to raise the rents to market rates.

10/29/2014 12:14 AM

30

Loosen zoning restrictions to allows redevelopment.

10/28/2014 9:43 PM

31

Spread more info about gov't initiatives to help first-time homebuyers purchase in AdMo.

10/26/2014 4:18 PM

32

I would be in favor of fewer luxury condo buildings (I see 2 or 3 are popping up now), and more options for
affordable housing and government subsidies. I think there is room for everyone here.

10/26/2014 2:21 PM

33

Require developers to include affordable housing in all sizes of multi-unit buildings

10/24/2014 9:45 PM

34

Keep rent control! Get it in more buildings.

10/20/2014 7:37 AM

35

Difficult- I don't know enough about urban planning and economics. Rent control? Allow more rental apartment
building construction (but not too much because it could change the landscape too much)?

10/18/2014 9:29 AM

36

There is more business diversity by ethnic and cultural than residents now. End rent control and then there cold
be more affordable units per building since some would pay more and othes could pay less. With rent control, I
know many many people who live in rent control units in Adams Morgan and have expensive beach homes and
take expensive trips or have even 2 homes elsewhere.

10/15/2014 5:41 PM

37

More attention to the first right of refusal on buildings that are going "condo or coop." great number of apartments
should be set aside for low/moderate income housing. And a look at current laws to see how they can be
strengthen to ensure that there is compliance by builders.

10/14/2014 2:38 PM

38

build more condos and fewer apartments, specifically, fewer luxury apartments

10/12/2014 11:38 PM

39

Add affordable units to buildings, old and new -- some reserved, but end rent control so that higher rents could
subsidize the owners provision of more affordable units.

10/12/2014 4:01 PM

40

Require developers to reserve a fraction of every building for affordable housing/section 8/etc. Expand programs
so that households with a lower income can get an reasonable home loan

10/11/2014 9:24 PM

41

I am relatively new to DC and don't know much about rent control in DC. It is imperfect in San Francisco, but has
assisted in preserving diversity,

10/8/2014 8:05 PM

42

Rehab old section 8 buildings on champlain and streets behind and set aside a number of units to be affordable
housing.

10/3/2014 1:12 PM

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Have an overall housing plan that suits the needs of residents ,developers and businesses. Support Jubilee
Housing which now has about 7 apartment buildings in AM at "ultra low income rent", about 35% of market value.
Don't bring in the hotel that will only drive prices up and not really help neighborhood.

10/3/2014 12:13 PM

44

Housing needs to be addressed on a city wide basis.

10/2/2014 4:43 PM

45

Jubilee Housing is a great model

10/1/2014 1:47 PM

46

Stop building condos and letting hipster doofus kids that intern on the Hill ruin the neighbourhood.

9/26/2014 7:30 AM

47

I wish I did.

9/25/2014 4:36 PM

48

The District should be able to buy units in new developments at reduce costs in exchange for tax abatements
and then provide them to DC residents at reduced cost. Developers should be required to offer genuinely
affordable housing in new developments.

9/24/2014 9:04 PM

49

I am not familiar with this subject.

9/24/2014 2:26 PM

50

Prevent developers from eliminating family housing by cutting up row houses

9/24/2014 12:27 PM

51

Rewrite affordable housing requirements for new apt buildings so they have real teeth and enforce them. No
flippers, speculators, no predatory lending

9/22/2014 8:34 PM

52

Rising housing prices is a crucial success of AdMo. Let's not go back to the dark days of vacant/disrepair
homes/building. Do everything you can to promote economic growth and property values.

9/22/2014 12:40 PM

53

I would like to see more housing units available in the neighborhood. This is a very popular neighborhood with
not enough units to go around. Perhaps having more apartments and condos available would help control rising
housing costs.

9/21/2014 12:18 PM

54

I worry that all the new condos will drive up prices and make the neighborhood unaffordable

9/20/2014 8:32 PM

55

Require more affordable units in developments. Stop wasting space/money by requiring on site parking.

9/19/2014 8:59 PM

56

Make sure buildings have slots for people of all income levels, ones they can occupy long term.

9/19/2014 3:21 PM

57

I'd prefer lower rent, rather than gov't assistance.

9/18/2014 12:46 PM

58

Affordable housing, not gov't subsidized housing.

9/18/2014 11:09 AM

59

Make developers offer larger units for families along with studios and one-bedrooms. It's going to be impossible
to find anything with more than two bedrooms soon. There goes all the young families to the suburbs!

9/17/2014 8:01 PM

60

make housesharing easier

9/17/2014 6:00 PM

61

I'd prefer to see properly used (i.e., not abused; quantified objectives with meaningful legal enforcement)
tax/development incentives that require developers to offer substantial levels of below-market housing in
exchange for zoning variances and tax incentives.

9/17/2014 5:10 PM

62

Landlords of rent controlled buildings should not get a waiver except in extreme circumstances (less than 12%
earnings should certainly not qualify)

9/17/2014 3:07 PM

63

Prevent conversion of existing homes into condos.

9/17/2014 12:01 PM

64

I'd say stop turning everything into condos. Keep apartment buildings so people can rent.

9/17/2014 8:01 AM

65

Invest in the people who are living in nice new units. A 101 about "home ownership" and responsibility

9/17/2014 7:40 AM

66

Reduce the number of new units or improve parking.

9/17/2014 6:48 AM

67

Better health inspections to ensure proper waste containing and removal.

9/16/2014 5:37 PM

68

Every time I hear about affordable housing and then the price of that housing I think "Affordable to whom?"
$250K is not housing for the poor. We need the diversity we used to have 25 yrs ago. I didn't move to AdMo to
have every face be as white as mine. I think we should enact legislation allowing the old fashioned "rooming
houses". That might help the poor and homeless and help us by forcing us to rub shoulders w *all* our fellow
citizens (or immigrants). Shake it up!

9/16/2014 1:04 PM

69

I support government housing subsidies through mixed-income housing (i.e., inclusionary zoning).

9/16/2014 12:34 PM

70

I can continue to live in Adams Morgan only if the present system of rent control remains unchanged. There is no
way I could afford to move anywhere else in the neighborhood if something happens to that safeguard.

9/16/2014 12:29 PM

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What I would like to see are housing developments that allow low income families a chance at ownership,
stability. It seems as if there are plenty models nationally for this type of development.

9/16/2014 11:55 AM

72

Get rid of co-ops - too difficult for some people to get into.

9/16/2014 9:24 AM

73

Vouchers for low-income residents are a great way to provide them with choice and giving low-income residents
help to stay in/move to Adams Morgan. DC, and even Adams Morgan, seems to suffer from a supply of housing,
and I am in favor of options that increase density (and thus, supply) in the neighborhood. This could include
things like conversion of existing single family dwellings into multiple units.

9/15/2014 2:37 PM

74

Density should be increased. To the extent automobile parking requirements apply to a housing development,
they should be eliminated. Smaller apartments should be built.

9/15/2014 12:19 PM

75

As a homeowner, I'm more concerned if housing prices *don't* rise.

9/15/2014 7:27 AM

76

We should provide more affordable housing. And more housing, period. We need to increase the supply to keep
demand from driving rents even higher. I know some folks don't want to build upwards, but maybe we can find
some kind of compromise. A lot of new folks (like myself) don't mind living in higher buildings. But I don't want
people like myself to push all the "local" folks out. They made the neighborhood and I want us all to be able to live
here together.

9/14/2014 8:41 PM

77

Let people max out the available square footage to create more housing options. For variances, require offset for
low income housing and parking.

9/14/2014 8:29 PM

78

Demonstrate an interest in maintaining the diversity of the neighborhood by allowing a wide range of housing
options.

9/14/2014 7:23 PM

79

In exchange for more density, require new developments to have percentage of new units available to low/fixed
income residents. Expand city housing subsidies. Reduce parking minimums on new developments to help
reduce project costs.

9/14/2014 5:12 PM

80

Have at least one public housing complex. Encourage more cooperatively owned apartment and condo buildings

9/14/2014 2:21 PM

81

Stop "luxury" units meant for 1-2 people from being built. There's a glut of those options and those living in luxury
apartments/condos are here temporarily and don't invest in the community. We need housing for families, the
middle class and poor.

9/14/2014 1:20 PM

82

Support housing counseling and special housing, workforce development programs in nhood

9/14/2014 10:16 AM

83

Housing for seniors.

9/13/2014 5:24 PM

84

Stop charging so much and knocking down so many buildings.

9/11/2014 9:04 PM

85

Adams Morgan housing stock is great. Some affordable housing should be preserved across the neighborhood.

9/11/2014 12:02 AM

86

I support housing subsidies but would prefer the district work with developers to build new housing for middle
income residents.

9/10/2014 11:36 PM

87

rent caps should be based on average income of residents who rent and same for costs of purchasing homes

9/9/2014 9:43 AM

88

Adams Morgan already has too many low income residences. We don't need more. $2500 for a two bedroom apt.
doesn't make any sense we you consider the school options.

9/6/2014 9:32 PM

89

Mixed use housing, better services for the whole community. However, the project at 17th and Euclid was a great
example of wasted taxpayer dollars that ended up rebuilding housing for families involved in the drug trade. That
isn't the way to do it.

9/6/2014 12:15 PM

90

I think this is required, but any new construction should be required to designate some of their units as subsidized
housing. The upgrades to the Jubilee Housing places look so much better. I love that Adams Morgan is
economically diverse and do not want this neighborhood to go the way of Logan or U Street area. I support any
steps that can be taken to improve the "curb appeal" of all housing in the neighborhood. It is not related to this
question, but I strongly dislike the new construction that ends up with a brick wall on the sidewalk (much of
Champlain St., new construction on Euclid b/w 17th and 18th).

9/6/2014 11:54 AM

91

government housing subsidies would only work if properly run/supervised. I have no confidence in the current DC
government that this could be done. As such, I'm concerned it would negatively affect the economy here.

9/6/2014 10:40 AM

92

There's no room left to implement much change.

9/5/2014 7:30 PM

93

The ongoing construction of new buildings should help improve the shortage of housing.

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94

I got lucky and bought my place years ago when people were moving out of DC as fast as they could. Seriously,
it was total dumb luck. I was still in my 20s and I don't even think I was making much over $30k/year yet I was
able to buy a home. Today I couldn't afford to either buy or rent my place if I were looking right now. Also, the
first place I lived in in DC was a group house in Adams Morgan. Many old time residents have run group homes
out of existence - I can understand why, since some group homes are filthy and the kids who live there don't care
about the property or their neighbors. If old timers want to preserve larger residences from being chopped up into
condos or apartments they need to cut young people a break and let them have group houses. Young people
today don't want the burden or expense of a large house to take care of. They want condos or apartments, they
want to use public transit or walk. Developers are simply responding to market forces. I'm in my 40s, so I hardly
qualify as a young person anymore, but I don't want the burden of a huge home to care for. I don't want to own a
car (Zipcar works for me) and I enjoy walking to work and elsewhere. I don't want a goddamn lawn to mow. I just
want to walk my dog and be able to get to the places I need to go either on foot or by public transit.

9/5/2014 4:31 PM

95

instead of a moratorium on liquor licenses, how abotu one on developers gutting and flipping row houses into
condos? i'm lucky- my fiance and i have a really good doubel income, no kids yet, so i can afford it. but our
upstairs neighbors who are even better off than i am financially are selling their condo and moving to glover park
because they are having a second child, and there aren't any affordable 3 bedroom places in AdMo anymore.
plenty of 2 and one bedroom places, but nothing with 3 or more is affordable, even to those of us who with higher
income, let alone a low income family.

9/5/2014 4:16 PM

96

Build more apartment buildings - both for rentals and condos with single owners.

9/5/2014 4:14 PM

97

More pop ups. Just kidding. Housing is scarce in Adams Morgan. No easy solutions I know of.

9/5/2014 4:04 PM

98

The basic issue of housing is supply. The more supply we have in Adams Morgan the better. But I would like to
see the majority of that housing stock be in the mid-range bracket. If a couple is making a combined $100k a
year...I want Adams Morgan to be their neighborhood of choice because its affordable.

9/5/2014 3:55 PM

99

Build more housing.

9/5/2014 2:38 PM

100

As an owner, I care most about my housing maintaining its value if not increasing in value.

9/5/2014 1:40 PM

101

Build or rehab housing that is NOT aimed at the "luxury" market. Rather than trendy ameneties, have basic
housing that is well maintained.

9/5/2014 1:10 PM

102

Allow for taller buildings on 18th and Columbia Roads, and redevelopment of Marie Reed to increase housing
stock

9/5/2014 10:48 AM

103

dissuade the construction of luxury condos in favor of building affordable housing options; rent control

9/5/2014 9:51 AM

104

Middle-income housing options

9/5/2014 9:21 AM

105

Let's restrict condo conversations of houses to ensure suitable housing for families.

9/5/2014 3:59 AM

106

Allow development and conversion of larger units that are unaffordable to most people into smaller units. Maintain
diverse supply of housing units. Require affordable dwelling units.

9/4/2014 10:34 PM

107

AM is very diverse and has many affordable housing units. Government subsidies should be more evenly
distributed. Ward 3 needs more affordable and subsidized housing.

9/4/2014 9:21 PM

108

I don't have a good answer to this question, but re: my other responses on this page, I feel that Adams Morgan is
more affordable than other "desirable" NW neighborhoods for a wealthy household like mine. It is certainly not
affordable for most.

9/4/2014 8:18 PM

109

Build more tall multi family structures on under utilized lots, with set aside affordable units.

9/4/2014 8:18 PM

110

tougher regulations to be allowed to live in public housing like drug tests and not allowing cable tv.

9/4/2014 5:52 PM

111

I really don't know.. DC is a great city and more and more people want to move here so prices are going up.
Which also means, more restaurants, more activities and better things for the neighborhood, but at the same time
if I want to stay there, I can'y really afford a bigger place.

9/4/2014 5:31 PM

112

Do not change the zoning in Lanier Heights (we need people to create pop-ups or split rowhouses into units if
there is ever going to be enough housing in this city)

9/4/2014 5:01 PM

113

Please stop developing ticky-tacky "high end" development properties that remove the charm of the
neighborhood and drive up prices of other rentals in the neighborhood.

9/4/2014 4:36 PM

114

Promote denser habitats for new construction.

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Require all new buildings and refurbished buildings including pop-ups to provide affordable housing. Affordable
housing should be tiered so that low income people have access and also middle income people. Rent control
needs to be strengthened.

9/4/2014 3:56 PM

116

More density. Less NIMBYism. Housing isn't exempt from supply-and-demand.

9/4/2014 3:32 PM

117

Loosen zoning permits to allow developers, if they choose, to convert row houses to condos. The amount of
resistance on Lanier St has been laughable. They state they want to keep families in the neighborhood, yet the
average row house sells for over $1.0M, which is well beyond the reach of almost everyone I know including
myself. I would love to continue living in the neighborhood and grow my family, but with 2 Br apartments and
condos eating over 1/3 of my income, that's not realistic.

9/4/2014 3:28 PM

118

The DC population boom demands more housing options, both for renting and buying. Small apartment buildings
and condominium developments in the range of 4 to 8 dwelling units will be a great help to Adams Morgan.

9/4/2014 3:24 PM

119

Would be better off having housing targeted towards certain job categories-- police, teachers, nurses, firemen -rather than having government subsidies. Raise the minimum wage to a living wage.

9/4/2014 3:07 PM

120

Less focus on developing luxury condominiums and such, more focus on affordable housing for lower- tomiddleclass singles and families.

9/4/2014 2:50 PM

121

We have more than enough diverse housing options and more than enough subsidized housing. We absolutely
need more free market housing to support the diverse economy we would all like to have so we can grow out of
our former reputation as the stomping grounds for 18-22 year olds at dive bars. If you think we need more
subsidized housing, please take a walk down 14th st from Columbia Rd to Florida Ave, yep there is nothing there,
no commercial base at all on what should be among the busiest commercial corridors in the city, there is nothing
but a gas station connecting U st to Columbia Heights. We have a reached saturation point in Adams Morgan for
subsidized housing, I don't want to cut subsidized housing, but we don't need more, we don't want to become like
southern Columbia Heights.

9/4/2014 2:39 PM

122

I am so tired of the pop-ups! They are tearing down perfectly good, traditional rowhouses and replacing them with
high-end condos that don't help the affordability of the housing market. I own a rowhouse and had pop-ups go in
on either side of me, but I have been holding out (and I've had no shortage of offers to buy my house). It would be
great to find a way to incentivize people to take care of the old rowhomes instead of tearing them down.

9/4/2014 2:26 PM

123

Allow for greater density in newer buildings.

9/4/2014 2:14 PM

124

There should absolutely be subsidies, but we should also look into the most efficient use of space. Well-done
pop-ups and better apartment buildings and renovations could go a long way.

9/4/2014 2:08 PM

125

increased density? Nimbys seem to shave off 2-3 stories from each development. I support building to the max
height allowable in the city. And wish the city would increase the allowable height. I would never want a sky
scrapper in adams morgan but there is nothing wrong with 20 -25 story buildings. especially along 16th street/
conn ave etc. taller buildings, more units, cheaper rents

9/4/2014 1:38 PM

126

Rent based on a percentage of income rather than resorting to only those that can afford the new luxury
apartments being installed.

9/4/2014 1:28 PM

127

Provide incentives to redevelop old, underutilized, and low-density buildings into condos and apartments.

9/4/2014 1:28 PM

128

Depends on subsidies- projects are a big no, but mixed housing is much better. Not sure if this is the best place
to mention but the eyesore on Chaplain really needs to be dealt with

9/4/2014 1:25 PM

129

Less Nightclubs

9/4/2014 1:19 PM

130

I think it's important to remember that Adams Morgan has always had the reputation of being slightly unsafe especially at night. Providing more government housing subsidies in this area will only continue this reputation.
While rent prices are high for young professionals - they are still cheaper in comparison to other neighborhoods
around DC - thus providing a great option for those in the 25-35 range.

9/4/2014 1:14 PM

131

Should continue to allow condo conversions and new construction should include low-income units. Derelict
houses should be demolished or taken over by the city.

9/4/2014 12:54 PM

132

Stop the newcomers from carrying out the Plan

9/4/2014 12:50 PM

133

build up and up and up!! Houses, condo and apartment buildings. More units will help drive costs down.

9/4/2014 12:39 PM

134

We are two people living in an under 500 square foot studio apartment because we couldn't afford a one
bedroom, and I imagine our income is higher than many. I am not sure what you can do, but the area is one of the
most expensive in the city.

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Most large cities like NYC are making building owners who build expensive condos also build units for affordable
prices, to attract and keep people of varying incomes living in the area. It is really important to diversity. There
should also be some sort of break for first time buyers.

9/3/2014 4:46 PM

136

support the zoning rewrite! The current draft before the Zoning Commission is too watered down, and should be
stronger in supporting more housing options.

9/3/2014 4:18 PM

137

Create more apartments - all of us are living in smaller footprints now, and we don't need as much space... but
we all want the convenience of living downtown. To maintain the charm of the community, use the historic board
to ban the use of modern architecture, and preserve the feeling of the old neighborhood while accommodating the
growth of people who want to live here. Also, require that any new development provide a parking space for every
apartment unit, so there is no addition to the already full street-parking.

9/3/2014 12:53 PM

138

Impose requirements for truly low and moderate income housing in new and expanded development. Need
citywide restrictions on housing rental levels.

9/3/2014 8:59 AM

139

More density and taller buildings. Also, larger units (like 3+BR) that are affordable by at least some definition of
that word.

9/2/2014 11:55 PM

140

Fund non-profit organizations like Jubilee Housing so they can buy condo units that they would rent to people
who otherwise could not afford Adams Morgan.

9/2/2014 4:58 PM

141

The market

9/2/2014 4:19 PM

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Q19 How important are the following topics
to you?
Answered: 439

Skipped: 96

Separation of
residential ...

Integration of
residential ...

Building
height limits

Historic
preservation

0

1

Not Important
Separation of residential and commercial areas

Integration of residential and commercial areas

Building height limits

Historic preservation

2

(no label)

3

(no label)

4

Very Important

Total

Weighted Average

44.44%
192

33.10%
143

13.89%
60

8.56%
37

432

1.87

9.62%
41

19.48%
83

34.74%
148

36.15%
154

426

2.97

26.26%
115

18.04%
79

19.63%
86

36.07%
158

438

2.66

7.34%
32

18.81%
82

32.11%
140

41.74%
182

436

3.08

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Q20 How satisfied are you with the way our
neighborhood addresses these issues?
Answered: 419

Skipped: 116

Separation of
residential ...

Integration of
residential ...

Building
height limits

Historic
preservation

0

1

Not
Satisfied

2

Somewhat
Unsatisfied

3

Somewhat
Satisfied

4

Very
Satisfied

Total

Weighted
Average

Separation of residential and commercial
areas

11.74%
48

23.72%
97

48.90%
200

15.65%
64

409

2.68

Integration of residential and commercial
areas

12.81%
52

23.15%
94

49.75%
202

14.29%
58

406

2.66

Building height limits

26.83%
110

23.17%
95

34.39%
141

15.61%
64

410

2.39

19.76%
81

23.90%
98

46.34%
190

10.00%
41

410

2.47

Historic preservation

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Q21 Do you have any ideas about how to
improve land use, zoning, and historic
preservation in Adams Morgan?
Answered: 143

Skipped: 392

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Responses

Date

1

Rezone to R4.

2/8/2015 8:05 PM

2

Hold the line on the proposed design of the hotel in the Church of Scientology; support the cap on destroying
single family homes on Lanier; work on building up housing units above existing business strips i.e., Columbia
Rd., 18th, etc. rather than popping up or gutting rowhouses or allowing more generic monoliths like the one going
in to the old Exxon site.

12/16/2014 5:00 PM

3

Because of the population it drains on weekends, Adams Morgan is becoming unpleasant because of the noise
level. Also I am convinced some businesses are not compliant with law - fire hazard of having the rooftop
bar/shack on top of Madam's Organs as well as huge source of noise.

12/8/2014 1:15 PM

4

Create local events from artist that help us learn about why they are so important.

12/4/2014 3:05 AM

5

I support measures to prohibit pop up conversions. That being said, I am not adverse to conversions that are
done in such a way that the historic exterior - both front and rear-- are kept in tact and preserved in such a way
that the passer by and neighbors could in effect be unaware that the building is anything but wha it was originally.

11/30/2014 8:58 PM

6

Leave the character of the row houses and limit the height and depth (how far owners can build into their
backyard) of the pop-ups. Also, limit the number of units per row house. I'm very unhappy with the look and feel of
the pop-ups in Adams Morgan.

11/30/2014 8:26 PM

7

Stop popups. Changing the zoning rules now. Lanier Heights will cease to exist in 10 years as a neigborhood

11/30/2014 7:26 PM

8

We should not change allowed building heights. We should encourage investment in our neighborhoods and
hinder it.

11/30/2014 12:19 PM

9

Historic preservation is good for facades, but should also embrace the replacement of decayed infrastructure and
what's behind facades. Height should be allowed as zoned by right. Historic preservation is fine as long as you
are not preserving decrepit infrastructure that will within 20 years be a slum. Adams Morgan buildings must be
built to provide noise abatement, wiring for technology and affordable housing, Historic preservation won't help
maintain property values, if the community insists on preserving decayed 125 year old infrastructure and
buildings.

11/21/2014 4:17 PM

10

There have been many disconcerting calls (especially in Lanier Heights) to limit the influx of newcomers into their
neighborhood. I do not support this anti-growth group!

11/20/2014 3:54 PM

11

Historic preservation should not be pursued to the detriment of affordable housing.

11/20/2014 12:58 PM

12

The parking situation in Adams Morgan is untenable. AdMo has the most lax parking restrictions of any
destination neighborhood in DC (hours of enforcement) - plus the visitor passes should not give pass-holders the
right to park on the "resident only" sides of streets. With the new condo buildings coming in, parking is only going
to get worse, and parking provision requirements should NOT be relaxed. Many people have cars - even if they
use public transportation regularly - and we are not close enough to a metro stop for people (who don't ride the
buses) to feel the absence of a need to have a car.

11/20/2014 11:56 AM

13

Thoughtful cooperative growth with developers is the best way to use land and allow the neighborhood to adapt
and change. Any restrictions that cap height limits or force the neighborhood to move backwards are too nostalgic
and not representative of the shifting demographics of DC.

11/19/2014 10:22 AM

14

Request height restrictions from the Office of Planning; Include more green space.

11/19/2014 4:56 AM

15

Do not restrict growth in Adams Morgan.

11/18/2014 9:34 PM

16

Envision the future and benefits of a gorgeously historic, yet modernized, neighborhood. Allowing the building of
modern, out of place, buildings or residences lessens the value. Grew up in Houston. Take a look at that model.
Horrible, except in preserved neighborhoods.

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Again, the answer choices are not sufficient when one is unsure or uninformed.

11/14/2014 2:01 PM

18

Stop catering to rich developers.

11/13/2014 1:02 AM

19

Fix the Marie Reed site to promote a full stretch of continuous life and retail alone 18th street.

11/9/2014 9:50 PM

20

Remove HP from economic development and enforce the laws

11/6/2014 11:25 AM

21

Do not allow popups unless each unit above the height limit is designated as low-income, affordable housing. All
new building should have substantial inclusionary zoning. Do not give a tax abatement to the new hotel
developers, since they are not following through on the earlier community benefits commitments that allowed the
abatement in the first place.

11/1/2014 11:37 PM

22

Stronger setback rules on pop-ups

10/31/2014 3:10 PM

23

I know my street is zoned R-5-B, but the 50 foot height limit is not appropriate given the narrowness of the street.
Apparently, porches do not count the calculation of the allowable footprint of the buildings. The popup being built
next to me is so horrible. The height and length of the building seems so out of character with the other structures
on the street. I would like developers to better preserve the character of the neighborhood.

10/31/2014 1:03 PM

24

Reduce liquor licenses and increase diversity in types of businesses that come to adams morgan. A community
needs fewer bars and more retail.

10/30/2014 9:06 PM

25

I believe HistoricPreservation groups have become a nuisance, while I admit they have saved some things that
needed saving. They should not be allowed to prevent persons from achieving affordable housing options.

10/29/2014 7:59 PM

26

Adams Morgan is a high density area with many apartments, more apartments are ok if they are muti-bedroom
and save the limited single family houses so we can have children living in our neighborhood. All singles and
couples make a bad neighborhood.

10/29/2014 12:18 PM

27

Hold on to the past, while adapting it for the future.

10/29/2014 12:17 AM

28

I think Lanier Heights should be downzoned. Many of the neighbors believe developers have too much sway over
the zoning office. They have the money and the manpower to fight downzoning, and they've been doing just that.

10/24/2014 9:47 PM

29

End the pop ups.

10/20/2014 5:09 PM

30

Relax the height limit - or Adams Morgan, indeed - the entire city will be left behind. Business will move to VA - it
already has - look at Rosalyn.

10/20/2014 7:39 AM

31

A hard look at the historic preservation law on the books so that it is not so onerous to create an historic district; a
look at who serves on the board; a look at how pop-ups are affecting the use of housing; and a study of Arb&b's
which are exploding all over Adams Morgan with no regulation that I can see.

10/14/2014 2:41 PM

32

I think it is fine to allow people to live in commercial areas, but don't allow commercial business to come into
residential areas.

10/13/2014 7:34 AM

33

Do not impose sudden artificial fixes that could have unintended consequences.

10/12/2014 4:03 PM

34

Please allow small grocery stores in residential areas and let them be except from the sales tax. This would
support walkability/sustainability.

10/10/2014 6:12 PM

35

As someone who only recently moved to the area, I don't see many issues with historic preservation in the
neighborhood. The neighborhood also seems to integrate residential and commercial uses fairly successfully, and
this integration should be supported. With respect to land use, it is difficult to answer a question about building
height limits focused on Adams Morgan. The existing limits are appropriate for the area, because it is a largely
residential area outside of the downtown core. It seems that allowing a targeted, and well regulating adjustment to
height limits in other areas where it is appropriate would take any pressure off of an area like Adams Morgan
where it is less appropriate.

10/8/2014 8:11 PM

36

Lanier Heights should be rezoned to restrict pop up development and to limit row house conversions to only 2
units.

10/6/2014 3:03 PM

37

Gotta stop the pop ups.

10/3/2014 1:13 PM

38

DC appears to be on the side of developers. Gutting row houses to create condo's should be regulated. Zoning
commission does not really represent the residents, they appear to be more interested in commercial
development. I wish there was an overall design plan that gave everybody some of what they wanted.

10/3/2014 12:17 PM

39

there should be a question here about building out to the property lines --- this issue is as important as "building
height limits"

10/3/2014 11:14 AM

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40

As a mature but still dynamic and changing neighborhood, big picture urban form and community character
needs to be considered rather than simple project-level conformity to rules and regulations. Variance from
rules/regs can often enhance a neighborhood like Adams Morgan that has tremendous diversity of buildings,
residential/commercial types, etc.

10/2/2014 4:47 PM

41

I think it would be helpful to have hotels in Adams Morgan

10/2/2014 3:37 PM

42

Please, no more awful pop ups

9/29/2014 6:50 PM

43

Continue to maintain and restore alley ways with brick. Place plaques/signs on more historic homes in the
neighborhood that are a gift to the community and help to reinforce pride in the history of where we live. I would
also like to see 18th St. between California St. and Calvert St. become a pedestrian way that is closed to cars (at
least on the weekends).

9/27/2014 8:17 AM

44

Stop building condos.

9/26/2014 7:44 AM

45

I don't know enough about the topic unfortunately. Definitely prefer mixed use. Am willing to tolerate higher
buildings if that provides more affordable housing.

9/25/2014 4:38 PM

46

The skirting of building height limits anywhere in the center of the city will result in skirting of these limits
everywhere, including Adams Morgan. We should be vigilant of both height limits and historic preservation
violations constantly and everywhere in the city. The Historic Preservation Board did a presentation on their work
to the public, but I could not attend, and I suggest they repeat the presentation as well as publish more widely
updated documents on their policies, their processes, and their powers. An ANC representative should be on the
Historic Preservation Board, even if non-voting, to observe deliberations. Population density should be an
element for protection by the Historic Preservation Board.

9/24/2014 2:36 PM

47

Allow more commercial in residential areas - enough of this suburban "strip" style zoning.

9/24/2014 12:48 PM

48

Stop developers from destroynig family housing. Move Lanier Heights toward R-4

9/24/2014 12:28 PM

49

I do not support the rezoning to ban conversion of single-family row houses to multi-unit buildings. (In fact, due to
the increasing cost of housing, and the fact I will NEVER afford a house in this neighborhood, I like the idea that I
might live in a 2-3 unit property in Lanier Heights someday, instead of an extremely large co-op building.) But I
DO feel that there need to be design and facade restrictions made to stop unattractive "pop-ups," particularly
when added floors and enclosing formerly-open air spaces destroy the streetscape and the views and light of
nearby neighbors.

9/24/2014 11:21 AM

50

No variances for height, no popups, no selling of public alleys or other space to private entities

9/22/2014 8:37 PM

51

Don't stop economic development by imposing rigid rules that drive out businesses.

9/22/2014 12:41 PM

52

Ensure the neighborhood has a mixture of singles/couples/family with children housing and has an economic
diversity. Promote amenities that is needed by all groups including families with children. Preserve single family
houses so families with children will live here and send their children to local schools and be on the streets during
work day. Down zone houses stop popups. Give incentives to create low and middle income housing to ensure
income and racial diversity. Create a flexible historic preservation that would stop bad development and not be a
burden homeowners.

9/21/2014 2:28 PM

53

Allow pop ups. Stop allowing "historic preservation" as a reason to stop rehab of under-used buildings.

9/19/2014 9:01 PM

54

This is another important issue to me. I really do not want us to look like NoMa or 14th Street with hideous, poorly
built apartment buildings with retail beneath. We don't need greedy developers ruining the area.

9/19/2014 3:23 PM

55

I support the idea of amending the Height Act so that higher-density housing can be built outside of the Federal
City in neighborhoods like Adams Morgan.

9/18/2014 8:48 PM

56

Historic preservation is a great idea, but they have different rules on the same block for different businesses.
They should be required to be consistent.

9/18/2014 11:11 AM

57

I have an unsafe and difficult to lock door on the front of my townhouse because it can not be replaced due to
historic preservation reasons - I understand not wanting to drastically change the facade of the building, but
coming home to an unlatched door on a regular basis is extremely unnerving.

9/18/2014 7:49 AM

58

I would like to see historic preservation laws implemented in Adams Morgan so that the feel and flavor are
maintained...but I think that ship may have already sailed...

9/17/2014 10:26 PM

59

Historic preservation is working pretty well. But we need to be significantly more flexible and creative in allowing
higher density, mixed-use development (with plenty of mandated below-market residential housing) in nonhistoric parts of the neighborhood.

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The growth is happening too rapidly and we have too many people outside the neighborhood making noise on the
weekends.

9/17/2014 12:02 PM

61

There has to be an effective way to renovate older buildings that keep the aesthetic of the neighborhood
consistent. I think having a conscience/mindfulness booklet to help renovators and keeping visual integrity of the
area. And please no more glaring pop-ups. Those could be AT LEAST in the buildings original style

9/17/2014 7:44 AM

62

I would stand against the "anti pop-up" push.

9/16/2014 11:49 PM

63

Limit how land must be up kept to ensure limited infestations of rodents.

9/16/2014 5:39 PM

64

I think the balance is shifting with the pop tops . I agree that higher density is much better and I support owners
wishing to maximize their housing potential, but I do wish that we could integrate some lower end housing more without it being a long term birthright.

9/16/2014 5:13 PM

65

More carefully vet proposals by commercial developers. Create rules that require percentages of commercial
development space to be designated for public/community use, or that require developers to substantially
contribute financially or materially to existing public spaces to improve the overall neighborhood.

9/16/2014 4:03 PM

66

Stop granting all these exceptions to developers. I'm sick of it. Our narrow residential streets were not meant for
huge trucks and heavy traffic. Reed Cooke is soon going to be undrivable. And not all of AdMo is 24 yrs old with
a bike. Mixing small commercial w residential is okay. Mixing industrial and large commercial (warehouses) isn't
so good. And STOP building condos. It's too crowded as it is. Especially don't let them build high and out to the
street with no room for trees and green spaces, and no sense of appropriate scale.

9/16/2014 1:10 PM

67

Some of the new residential buildings currently under construction do not have an aesthetic that really matches
that of Adams Morgan. Very cookie cutter as opposed to the rich diversity in older buildings we have.

9/16/2014 12:35 PM

68

We need major changes in the Office of Planning and the Office of Historic Preservation. Both in the Gray
Administration have been dedicated to rapid and disruptive development, with no thought to neighborhood
quality, diversity, and environmental concerns.

9/16/2014 12:31 PM

69

I don't want to see blanket efforts to preserve entire neighborhoods as "historic." This frozen-in-time approach is
anti-urban. DC is a city. It's dynamic. We should encourage demolition of older buildings and see them replaced
with newer and more energy efficient structures. We need housing that meets today's housing and commercial
needs, and not the housing needs of 100 years ago. Adams Morgan should embrace higher densities, new
construction and change. Historic preservation should be limited to a limited number of genuinely historic
buildings.

9/16/2014 12:03 PM

70

Ban pop ups Institute historic districts Insist new buildings must have sufficient parking. Plan more green and
open space related to new developments

9/16/2014 11:49 AM

71

Stop the pop ups

9/16/2014 11:45 AM

72

I support building height limits, but not to a degree that it forecloses all development. We should not resemble
development along New York Avenue, but 6-8 stories is fine. Current residential streets should not be opened to
commercial use.

9/16/2014 11:07 AM

73

I am afraid I do not know much about this area.

9/16/2014 8:53 AM

74

No pop ups, need zoning rules and historic preservation

9/15/2014 8:52 PM

75

The area north of Columbia Rd. (Lanier Heights) should be rezoned in order to have small shops, grocery stores,
and cafes/restaurants in that area. They would be a great convenience to people living there. Also, I am generally
against all height restrictions.

9/15/2014 3:40 PM

76

I believe that the building height restriction could be removed in DC outside of the central area without impacting
the historic views. In particular and over the long term, removing the restriction north of Florida Ave could help the
DC housing market and make it more affordable, if taller buildings get built.

9/15/2014 2:39 PM

77

Yes. We need an overlay to keep the height and parking restrictions on blocks that are primarily single family
homes.

9/15/2014 2:35 PM

78

We're losing single family homes at a rapid pace, I would prefer that stop. To the extent single family homes are
turned into multi-unit condos, I would support rules that limit the number of units, cap the height, and mandate
some level of visual integration (i.e., set back from the street).

9/15/2014 1:51 PM

79

I do not know how Adams Morgan addresses issues such as building heights, mixing residential and commercial
areas, and historic preservation. I believe mixed uses (residential and commercial) create a vibrant, healthy city.
Nearly all buildings in Adams Morgan could be somewhat taller without harming the historic character of the area.

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Every new residential building should have commercial space on the ground floor. I'm open to development if it
means new bars & restaurants, stores, etc and that my own property value goes up.

9/15/2014 7:28 AM

81

So this was my answer to the last question, but I'll restate, because I think this issue is really important. We
should provide more affordable housing. And more housing, period. We need to increase the supply to keep
demand from driving rents even higher. I know some folks don't want to build upwards, but we can find some
kind of compromise. A lot of new folks (like myself) don't mind living in higher buildings. But I don't want people
like myself to push all the "local" folks out. They made the neighborhood and I want us all to be able to live here
together.

9/14/2014 8:42 PM

82

These are three very different topics. It would be nice to see more commercial uses besides cheap bars on 18th
street. Zoning heights should be increased to increase density. Historic preservation should be only used
sparingly for those areas which are truly historic in nature and not a tool to prohibit development.

9/14/2014 8:31 PM

83

Stop caving into the developers who don't value the history of Adams Morgan.

9/14/2014 7:26 PM

84

In order to add much needed housing supply, allow more mixed use development. Allow taller developments in
appropriate corridors to increase housing mix.

9/14/2014 5:15 PM

85

Make sure that historic preservation efforts don't unduly increase home costs and rents

9/14/2014 2:23 PM

86

Breaking building height limits happens when investors, not residents, take over a community. They build to make
money and don't care who moves in or how it fits into the neighborhood. I think the neighborhood may be more
ready for a historic district now that people are seeing more of the pop-ups but the community must be educated
in what being a historic district means. Everyone fears that they won't be able make any changes to their property
if a district is established.

9/14/2014 1:24 PM

87

More user friendly, easier to understand info

9/14/2014 10:18 AM

88

No more bars! Enforce the noise and other laws in the existing bars.

9/13/2014 5:25 PM

89

No. Adams Morgan already excels in this area.

9/11/2014 12:03 AM

90

I am opposed to multi-story pop-ups in row house blocks. We need to maintain the historical integrity of row
houses where possible. I would not mind modest zoning changes. I would also like to see more protections for
residential parking.

9/10/2014 11:42 PM

91

Zone to exclude nightclubs and bars.

9/8/2014 10:56 AM

92

In theory I like the convenience of integrated residential and commercial areas, but if that happens too much in
this neighborhood, there are going to be a lot of problems with noise for many people who currently enjoy living
on quieter streets.

9/8/2014 10:14 AM

93

Would like to see current row homes rezoned to limit height to 40', limit number of units to three and maximum
residents to six, require at least one parking space per unit, encourage the retention of front porch and historic
street facade, forbid the expansion of current footprint - in other words, preserve front and back yards.

9/6/2014 3:45 PM

94

Promote mixed-use, relax or remove height limit, promote walking, biking, transit over cars

9/6/2014 2:11 PM

95

The integration of commercial with residential makes this neighborhood as vibrant and interesting as it is. We
need to focus on the diversification of the business community, not the height of the buildings. If people want to
live in a suburb, they shouldn't live in Adams Morgan. It would also be great to get more business like art house
theaters, bookstores, cafes, restaurants, as well as encouraging startups and ngos to move in. We want Adams
Morgan to be as lively during the day as it is during the evening. We should be attracting incubators and startups
into the neighborhood; instead, we have lost them to other areas like U Street and Shaw.

9/6/2014 12:18 PM

96

Ontario and Lanier St. are not protected enough from pop-ups and apartment development. Those are beautiful
streets and their row-house character should be conserved through zoning regulations.

9/6/2014 11:57 AM

97

18th street must be addressed.

9/6/2014 10:41 AM

98

There needs to be some limitations and guidance established for the pop ups that are appearing in Lanier
Heights. While some are good quality, others are diminish the architectural appearance of the street scape.

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Get Congress to get rid of the Height Act. Get rid of the Reed-Cook Overlay. Completely revamp the historic
preservation process in DC. I live in the Washington Heights Historic District - I know its boundaries were drawn
based upon where a farm used to be in like 1800, blah, blah, blah, but my building was built in 1932. The various
buildings on my street were built in different years, different styles, different heights, etc. We had to install new
windows in our building a few years back and those of us who faced the street had to install wooden windows
that cost like 4x of the highly energy efficient windows that people in back of the building where allowed to install.
I'm also sick and tired of people using the historic preservation process to halt development projects.
Construction on the Ontario Theater was halted for years while some preservation group from outside of Adams
Morgan filed an application for historic status. Seriously! The place hadn't been a theater IN YEARS. Take away
the marquee and you have a big box store. There is nothing unique or interesting about it. Similarly, the Chhrist
Church was suffering from demolition by neglect since the congregation had only about 23 people left in it. I can
understand wanting to make the Church historic, but the hotel developers proposed a 9 story hotel - same height
as buildings across the street and nearby - and you would have thought they had proposed razing the whole of
AM the way some people reacted.

9/5/2014 4:50 PM

100

While I think that "pop-ups" on row houses is a bad idea, height limits will ultimately decrease supply. And we
need the units in order to make Adams Morgan more affordable.

9/5/2014 3:57 PM

101

increase density. adopt a form based code.

9/5/2014 2:39 PM

102

I think the row houses need to be preserved and large buildings can ruin the charm of the neighborhood. That
being said, lots of Colombia needs to be renovated and updated, but it does not have to result in large buildings
like what has happened to 14th (particularly 14 and U where the high rises remain mostly unoccupied and
monopolize the views).

9/5/2014 1:42 PM

103

Identify underutilized sites and allow them to develop at maximum density

9/4/2014 10:35 PM

104

I support zoning against pop ups and want to see single family homes maintained

9/4/2014 10:04 PM

105

I don't know enough about how our neighborhood addresses these topics. I believe strongly that buildings in DC
should be allowed to be taller so we can house more people. I also feel that single family homeowners who do
not want popups on their streets in the name of historic preservation are NIMBYs who do not want less
"desirable" apartment-dwellers on their streets.

9/4/2014 8:21 PM

106

More tall multi unit buildings with affordable units

9/4/2014 8:20 PM

107

better advertise zoning meetings; keep citizens involved. work with local bloggers

9/4/2014 8:14 PM

108

Change zoning to help developers build more

9/4/2014 5:02 PM

109

Please, please, please - no more new development properties. At minimum, if you do allow these contractors to
win a bid, require that they design facades that fit the architectural style of existing AdMo buildings.

9/4/2014 4:38 PM

110

I prefer having streets of retail/restaurants and sreets of residences; it's quieter and safer. I think 18th st gets too
noisy, too many people who have drunk too much. Need stricter zoning board to maintai height restrictions and
historic preservation

9/4/2014 4:35 PM

111

Integrate residential with commercial areas!

9/4/2014 4:00 PM

112

Living right off of 18th Street, things can get loud. I wish there were some way to keep my street (Belmont Rd)
from getting quite so loud--I feel like there are solutions that can be explored to keep at least the music from bars.
I know it is hard to control the patrons and their cars, and applaud the police for their efforts in this.

9/4/2014 4:00 PM

113

Lanier Heights should be an historic district.

9/4/2014 3:57 PM

114

See previous comment.

9/4/2014 3:29 PM

115

Historic preservation has gone far enough in Adams Morgan. Let's leave a little room for the future. End the
parking requirement for new residential development, maintain or increase residential density, increase height
limits, allow corner stores. And YES, you can do it all in my backyard.

9/4/2014 3:28 PM

116

Mixed use is the way to go!

9/4/2014 3:08 PM

117

I believe building height restrictions and historic preservation should be just as important to HPRB as they make
it for Georgetown. It's not clear why historic preservation is clearly more upheld in Georgetown zip codes. Adams
Morgan has extensive history and some of the most beautiful architecture which must be maintained to preserve
the character of the neighborhood.

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I'm not satisfied with building height limits, because I don't think we need them, we need to encourage growth, we
need these new buildings along Calvert and Columbia, the main corridors of our neighborhood, to be 8-10 stories
so they are livable on wide streets, but provide the housing we need to keep the neighborhood affordable.

9/4/2014 2:43 PM

119

One of the things that is ridiculous about DC (and I have lived here for 20 years) is how zoning requires all
restaurants and bars to be on designated blocks. It makes some residential blocks far too quiet and remote (and
thus potentially dangerous feeling for me -- a woman). And then it make the commercial areas too much of a zoo.
There should be more diversity block by block

9/4/2014 2:40 PM

120

I know that establishing historic districts can be an extreme option for protecting old rowhomes from being torn
down for pop-ups, and I don't want to pursue an option that will keep people from making improvements on their
houses such as updates to front porches. However, I would like to see something done to stop the pop-ups, such
as changes in the zoning laws related to single or multi-family homes, enhanced approval requirements,
increased taxes on pop-ups, etc.

9/4/2014 2:29 PM

121

don't tear down the church on Columbia Rd!!! Going to cause so much disruption with construction, traffic, and
congestion in an already congested area. Seriously considering moving from DC because this hotel construction
will be so close to my apartment.

9/4/2014 2:16 PM

122

Keep historic facades but allow for higher buildings. Don't limit restaurant/bar licenses.

9/4/2014 2:15 PM

123

Historic preservation is the dumbest and should not be encouraged in Adams Morgan. As far as zoning and land
use, any sort of green technology should be used when possible. We should be the neighborhood of the future.

9/4/2014 2:12 PM

124

Parking is an on-going issue. New residential and commercial properties should be required to provide maximum
parking for residents and customers.

9/4/2014 2:10 PM

125

I would like the 18th street mainstreet preserved to a degree. but would like taller buildings in most cases. The
meridian baptist church development could have been plenty taller without ruining the feel of the neighborhood.
same with many other condos going up around the neighborhood and the hotel as well. and extra 5 stories
around here would add visual diversity and increase the housing supply

9/4/2014 1:41 PM

126

-Encourage mixed uses - more corner stores, shops, and bars/restaurants on residential streets, and retail on
ground floor of apartment buildings -Build more buildings to maximum allowable height limits (or, even better,
remove height limits altogether)

9/4/2014 1:31 PM

127

Again, the eyesore on Champlain is a blight on the area and touches on all of these issues. The hotel will be great
for the area.

9/4/2014 1:26 PM

128

Declare Lanier Heights a Historic Area.

9/4/2014 1:21 PM

129

LESS NIGHTCLUBS

9/4/2014 1:20 PM

130

I live in an apartment building that overlooks 18th Street and while I love my building and the neighborhood, it is a
completely different experience at night on the weekends. Noise has been better with the recent closures of
several nightclubs that were clearly drawing in underage crowds. From my point of view, very few neighborhoods
have nightclubs anymore - it's become somewhat of an archaic thing to do. The sooner Adams Morgan can get
rid of those and focus on providing more quality venues, the sooner they will begin seeing repeat clientele.

9/4/2014 1:18 PM

131

Old residents should not be allowed to dictate who can live in the neighborhood through manipulating the zoning
laws. It is anti-diversity.

9/4/2014 12:56 PM

132

We should be able to build building must higher - both single family homes/townhouses and apartment buildings
and condos. All new buildings should be mixed use - commercial and residential, with walkable designs. Historic
preservation, while a nice idea, often causes prices to soar and non-mixed neighborhoods. An owner should have
the right to keep their house historic or modernize.

9/4/2014 12:42 PM

133

Along commercial corridor (18th/Columbia) allow for more development and encourage better restaurants to
come. Increased Density would allow for some Office tenants as well which would improve the area for
lunch/restaurant traffic during the day.

9/4/2014 12:31 PM

134

Make sure the sign that was briefly installed on Oyster Adams stays down for good

9/4/2014 12:27 PM

135

I do not want to see any more height limits loosened up - it's the number one thing that can kill the look of our
neighborhood - we don't need a bunch of pop ups or square, cheaply built condos. I am not sure how I feel about
separation or integration of commercial and residential areas. I like how it is now and hope we can maintain it
how it is, whatever that means as it applies to that topic.

9/3/2014 4:50 PM

136

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The Historic preservation committee seems to make the oddest choices - Historic preservation should mean
preserving the 'feel' of a neighborhood, in addition to key buildings and pieces of property. That means
architectural details should be used that reflect the time period. Not that you should have to use the actual type of
materials, but you should be required to build something that is in the same decorative style or uses the same
decorative elements, as to preserve the feel. This allowance of modern-looking buildings and additions to historic
buildings is ugly, contrary to the preservation of the feel of the neighborhood, and makes no sense to us on the
street. Also, integrate residential with commercial - at least on the main corridors. It is the way that we can all
walk to shops and shop local, conveniently. I will go to a corner grocery if it really is on my corner. Segmenting
people away from businesses who WANT to live near or over those businesses seems counterproductive.

9/3/2014 12:59 PM

138

Keep the single family houses to the current height limit. Maintain single family residences and the historic
architecture of the neighborhood. There are so many new multi-family buildings being constructed, which makes
it even more crucial to preserve single family residences to keep economic diversity, and to keep children in the
neighborhood.

9/3/2014 12:00 PM

139

I generally appreciate the proximity of commercial and residential areas in Adams Morgan. My concerns are
limited to the nuisance and, occasionally, danger created by our home's exposure to noisy and disorderly bar and
(de facto) club patrons.

9/3/2014 11:40 AM

140

Stop those ugly popups. Create more green spaces instead of using every available square inch for
development.

9/3/2014 9:04 AM

141

Taller buildings. More people. Less fuss.

9/2/2014 11:55 PM

142

Attract more day-time businesses. Allow commercial office use on the 2nd floor of apartment buildings like the
Adamo and Ontario17. Establish shared office arrangements such as We Work at the old Wonder Bread factory
in Shaw.

9/2/2014 5:01 PM

143

Zoning is a dated concept...get rid of it.

9/2/2014 4:20 PM

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Q22 How important are the following
transportation options to you?
Answered: 437

Skipped: 98

Public
Transportation

Walking

Biking

Driving

Parking

Car-Share

Bike-Share

0

Not Important
Public Transportation

Walking

Biking

Driving

Parking

Car-Share

Bike-Share

1

2

Somewhat Unimportant

3

Somewhat Important

4

Very Important

Total

Weighted Average

1.37%
6

1.83%
8

9.15%
40

87.64%
383

437

3.83

0.23%
1

0.46%
2

4.14%
18

95.17%
414

435

3.94

11.52%
50

15.90%
69

21.20%
92

51.38%
223

434

3.12

22.53%
98

28.97%
126

23.91%
104

24.60%
107

435

2.51

21.38%
93

20.69%
90

22.99%
100

34.94%
152

435

2.71

23.27%
101

23.04%
100

25.58%
111

28.11%
122

434

2.59

20.09%
87

21.71%
94

26.10%
113

32.10%
139

433

2.70

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Q23 How satisfied are you with your
transportation options in Adams Morgan?
Answered: 431

Skipped: 104

Public
Transportation

Walking

Biking

Driving

Parking

Car-Share

Bike-Share

0

1

Not Satisfied
Public Transportation

Walking

Biking

Driving

Parking

Car-Share

Bike-Share

2

(no label)

(no label)

3

Very Satisfied

4

Total

Weighted Average

4.66%
20

12.59%
54

42.19%
181

40.56%
174

429

3.19

0.70%
3

3.49%
15

26.28%
113

69.53%
299

430

3.65

4.90%
20

14.22%
58

41.42%
169

39.46%
161

408

3.15

9.18%
37

26.05%
105

39.45%
159

25.31%
102

403

2.81

42.79%
175

31.30%
128

14.43%
59

11.49%
47

409

1.95

2.84%
11

20.36%
79

47.42%
184

29.38%
114

388

3.03

3.07%
12

13.81%
54

45.78%
179

37.34%
146

391

3.17

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Q24 How do you feel about the following
scenarios for bike lanes?
Answered: 436

Skipped: 99

No bike lanes

Painted bike
lanes

Bike lanes
separated fr...

0

1

Least
Preferred
No bike lanes

Painted bike lanes

Bike lanes separated from the main road by a
curb

2

Less
Preferred

3

More
Preferred

4

Most
Preferred

Total

Weighted
Average

80.67%
338

8.11%
34

5.01%
21

6.21%
26

419

1.37

2.36%
10

13.00%
55

39.95%
169

44.68%
189

423

3.27

14.52%
62

13.11%
56

18.74%
80

53.63%
229

427

3.11

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Q25 Do you have any ideas about how to
improve transportation in Adams Morgan?
Answered: 162

Skipped: 373

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Responses

Date

1

Install and maintain bus arrival software. Hold bus drivers accountable for sticking to schedules. Reduce bus
clustering along 16th Street and Columbia Heights routes.

2/8/2015 8:07 PM

2

More bikeshare stations and bike racks. Also, one of my favorite things about the neighborhood is the numerous
crosswalks across 18th street that don't depend on stoplights. I love that! I think those mid-block crosswalks (that
aren't restricted to a stoplight) help make the community walker-friendly, and give it a nice feeling. More such midblock crosswalks would be great for the neighborhood because they help keep drivers paying attention to
pedestrians, and let people move about the neighborhood in a pleasant, efficient manner.

1/14/2015 11:33 PM

3

More enforcement of cars and bikes endangering pedestrians by not stopping at cross walks, speeding and
running red lights.

1/14/2015 10:10 AM

4

Better bus connectivity to Columbia Heights & downtown! Not many options once you've dropped off kids @ Reed
for getting to work downtown... One little glitch on the redline or the 42 and we're all fighting over a handful of
cabs.

12/16/2014 5:03 PM

5

I would like to have a community-built parking garage where residents could purchase a spot

12/13/2014 1:07 PM

6

Yeah help make carpooling or biking the man option to get more cars off the road. Use bike store's as a way to
increase more bikes being used. Create funds to go towards creating more bike use.

12/4/2014 3:07 AM

7

I think that overall, transportation in AdMo is outstanding, with the one exception of travel to/from Georgetown.
With the dearth of retail here, the answer is to go to Georgetown, but unless one bikes or drives there, it's
impossible in terms of public transit. We also need more bike parking options, ie more bike racks.

11/30/2014 9:07 PM

8

17th Street bikelane should continue all the way downtown, past Mass Ave. Columbia Road should have a better
bike lane. 15 street bikelane should be two way

11/30/2014 7:27 PM

9

We need more separated bike lanes and bike infrastructure. A large percentage of residents don't drive, we
should invest transportation alternatives other than cars.

11/30/2014 12:30 PM

10

More reliable bus service

11/24/2014 9:57 PM

11

Bring back the Woodley Park -U Street Shuttle. It connected the red line and green line

11/21/2014 10:35 PM

12

More express buses.

11/21/2014 5:56 PM

13

DDOT is doing a good job.

11/21/2014 4:19 PM

14

I would love to see more protected bike lanes in Adams Morgan!

11/20/2014 3:55 PM

15

Adams Morgan is a growing community with limited public transportation options. In the near term, cycle tracks
and more bus routes should be added. In the longer term, streetcars and a new metro station should be pursued.

11/20/2014 1:02 PM

16

I ranted about parking on the previous page, but we NEED an RPP that benefits residents. We need to take a
cue from the other destination neighborhoods that have enforcement go through the weekends and late into the
night. RE public transportation: the 43 should go all the way to Metro Center instead of all stopping at Farragut;
other than that, the bus options in AdMo are amazing.

11/20/2014 12:05 PM

17

More bikeshare stations. Fix sidewalks off main roads (Argonne Place).

11/18/2014 9:36 PM

18

Am pro bike, but am pro ticketing cyclists who don't obey traffic laws (wrong way biking/sidewalk biking/no
reflectors or lights). It's quite dangerous and quite a problem. Makes me anti bike often. Think the solution is to
start actively giving citations to cyclists.

11/18/2014 10:03 AM

19

Parking is a major problem in my neighborhood. I cannot stay our past 5PM and expect to find parking on my
return except for Thanksgiving and Christmas through New Years Day.

11/14/2014 2:05 PM

20

Strict enforcement of traffic laws, especially concerning pedestrian right of way and red light running.

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We need more patrolling of the cross walks particularly between the 1800 and 1600 block of Columbia Rd.

11/8/2014 11:50 AM

22

More parking restrictions and better enforcement

11/6/2014 11:28 AM

23

Bikeshare should be more vigilant about refilling the bikeshare stations during the day, especially in the morning.
Residential parking hours should be extended until 10 pm. They are pretty much useless only until 6.

11/1/2014 11:39 PM

24

Not sure how you do it, but would encourage more resident-only parking spaces.

10/31/2014 1:14 PM

25

I mostly in-line skate to work, but when I do take a bus to work (42 or 43 bus), the bus is usually overcrowded. It
seems like this route could use more buses. I like the addition of the 43 bus line that goes under Dupont Circle.

10/31/2014 1:11 PM

26

We need underground parking somewhere. Look to Georgetown for guidance and best practices. Congestion is a
problem on columbia road from 16th street to conn. ave.. I love how 18th street was updated. Very smooth. We
need to repeat that success on columbia road.

10/30/2014 9:08 PM

27

BAN CYLCISTS FROM THE SIDEWALKS! Esp where the streets have bike lanes.

10/30/2014 7:48 PM

28

Give bikes parity with cars (e.g., Amsterdam)

10/30/2014 11:03 AM

29

Add more bike and car shares.

10/30/2014 11:00 AM

30

No everything seems to be running smoothly enough.

10/29/2014 8:00 PM

31

Make sure all new buildings include adequate parking for residents and extra parking for guests. Stop nonresidents from getting resident parking permits.

10/29/2014 12:21 PM

32

Improve signage for public parking. Most important: biker education about their responsibilities while in the road
and enforcement of the rules of the road

10/29/2014 7:19 AM

33

Stop the endless roadway construction/repairs and utility work. Traffic is bad enough during rush hours, but the
endless work disrupts and delays what is not that bad of metro bus and circulater systems. Also, the 43 should
not stop at the same stops as the 42. If it is considered an "Express" service, there should be Express stops
placed further apart to quicken the commutes from Adams Morgan to the Dupont and downtown areas.

10/29/2014 12:29 AM

34

We need to change parking laws in favor of residents. I frequently see out-of-state plates taking up spots for well
over the time limit without any consequences. Parking for non-residents should be allowed weekdays from 9-6;
all other hours should be reserved for residents.This would discourage tourists from driving, and hopefully force
them onto public transportation.

10/26/2014 2:26 PM

35

expand circulator throughout

10/20/2014 7:40 AM

36

Require the required amount of parking for all new or updated construction. ANC should stop giving variances to
have less parking. Has had bad consequences

10/15/2014 5:44 PM

37

Make 18th St & 17th St - 1 way ea. and put in a real bike lane. It's teh best bike route north in the city on the least
incline...brain surgeons...pepoel are going to bike it NOT 15th St. Subsidize buses or figure out how to run them
affordably on better more frequent cross town routes as existed in the 80s & 90s.

10/13/2014 8:21 AM

38

The Zone 1 only parking should be 24 hours per day, at least on one side of the street. At the very least, it should
go until 10pm and also over the weekends. Other Zones get that, why don't we?

10/13/2014 7:36 AM

39

build another parking garage; also increase the number of underground parking spaces required at these new
apartment buildings

10/12/2014 11:40 PM

40

Too late to get a Metro Stop. Circulator should have gone on 18th Street. End the RPP on one side of the street -makes for inefficient useage, and hurts non-profits and daytime business. End the automatic issuance of extra
parking passes. Unneeded and is abused.

10/12/2014 4:06 PM

41

Make 19th street a one-way street with 2-way bike lanes

10/11/2014 9:28 PM

42

We desperately need to improve safety and security and we need to actively work towards reducing crime. This is
not just related to transportation, but there was no other place to submit this comment.

10/11/2014 6:18 PM

43

Curb is a tall order, would be happy with the posts to separate vehicles from bikes, as at 15th street.

10/10/2014 6:13 PM

44

Speed bumps on certain residential streets that get high volumes of late-night traffic on weekends, particularly
Euclid St.

10/5/2014 4:22 PM

45

seems like there should be a "not applicable" answer

10/3/2014 11:16 AM

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Finish the bike lanes throughout Columbia Rd. to 16th St. Consider Columbia Rd. streetscaping projects similar to
18th St. Increase bus service from Dupont/Woodley. Accelerate development of Woodley/AdMo->Congress
Heights Streetcar.

10/2/2014 4:53 PM

47

Get rid of the bike lanes and replace the turn lane at the NE corner of 18th & Columbia Rd NW.

9/26/2014 7:46 AM

48

Have a bus that goes up Connecticut to Wisconsin and continues to Bethesda or further.

9/24/2014 2:39 PM

49

Hooray for the Woodley Park-McPherson Circulator! The H1 Metrobus line that runs down Columbia Road NW
only during rush hours needs to increase service. Service ends at leaswt an hour too soon in the evenings. There
need to be at least two more buses added at the end of both the morning and evening rushes. 9 and 6 are not
when rush hour ends! Buses should run to at least 10am in the morning, and 7pm in the evening.

9/24/2014 11:25 AM

50

Biggest problem is that everyone acts like the road is there - drivers, bikers (especially) and walkers - makes it
hard to get around and leads to lots of name calling / road rage

9/23/2014 2:30 PM

51

Fire metro board and replace with grown ups, and insist board members ride public transit 5x per month. Cut
their pay. Require expertise in transit issues for board membership.

9/22/2014 8:40 PM

52

Stop the war on cars. Increase parking availability.

9/22/2014 12:42 PM

53

It's often hard to find a cabi bike or car to go in the neighborhood, so anything that can be done to increase the
supply of those in the neighborhood would be great.

9/21/2014 12:20 PM

54

There is already not enough street parking in Adams Morgan. New buildings need to provide parking for
residents, or we need more specifically zoned street parking for residents.

9/20/2014 11:49 AM

55

I understand that many people moving into the District, and Adams Morgan, do not own cars, and therefore
developers of new buildings are requesting and receiving exemptions from including parking garages in their
buildings, or building parking garages for only a small fraction of their apartments or offices. there are, however,
still people with cars, enough people that there is a need for garages, and already there is not enough street
parking---in fact, street parking has been a problem in Adams Morgan for many years. to allow new buildings to
go up without sufficient garage space is shortsighted and will only severely exacerbate the street parking
problems in our neighborhood. also, there are people for whom walking, biking, car-sharing, and public
transportation are not an option or are not always an option.

9/20/2014 10:35 AM

56

Quit catering to drivers. Promote laws that require bikers to keep off sidewalks.

9/19/2014 9:03 PM

57

Build a Metro station in Adams Morgan.

9/19/2014 3:26 PM

58

I think we have the capacity and demand for at least one more Capital Bikeshare station.

9/18/2014 8:50 PM

59

My idea is to not let them ride their bike on the sidewalks. They should be required to use the bike lane if there is
one.

9/18/2014 11:14 AM

60

Have MPDC provide traffic control on Friday and Saturday nights - Also, narrow roads like Kalorama and
Belmont should be one-way streets during this time.

9/18/2014 7:54 AM

61

Have the cross-town buses (from A-M to Wisconsin Ave.) run more frequently.

9/17/2014 10:26 PM

62

Bus: Should be shelter at bus stops. Line 90 should be extended to reach metro at cleveland park.. and if there is
no space to park and wait there, they can come back and do that on the other side of the bridge. bike: more spots
where to park bike. prevention campaign about "dooring" cyclist. Taxis should also have mandatory sign to warn
of bikes, so passengers look before opening doors. parking: lots of space are used for firehydrant or at the corner
of streets. Take 18th and california: DC gov just forbid 2 parking spot for no reason (on the south side of
california). Vernon and 19th: there is a house there that has 3 spots empty. Parking is important for businesses
and residents.

9/17/2014 6:11 PM

63

We're doing pretty well in this area - I would focus resources elsewhere.

9/17/2014 5:16 PM

64

While cars are most dangerous, of course, I most commonly have trouble with bikes. Crossing Calvert, after
getting off the southbound Circulator, I have several times almost been hit by bikes passing the bus through their
red light at a high speed as I cross with the walk light. I've had the same problem crossing Columbia N to S on
Ontario. That intersection also has the problem of the left turn signal occuring with the walk light, so that one has
to keep aware of the cars behind you, while also being aware of the many bikes crossing in both directions who
have not stopped for their red light. Some of these bikers may be assuming they can swerve around me, but,
especially when there are many, it is often too close for comfort. While I haven't been actually run into, I have
suffered damage by having to awkwardly swerve out of the way.

9/17/2014 3:17 PM

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Buses are too crowded to take passengers in the neighborhood at rush hour in the morning, and it will only get
worse once the new developments bring more people to use already overcrowded services.

9/17/2014 8:04 AM

66

Helmet share

9/17/2014 7:47 AM

67

More bike racks. Improved biking management on Columbia Rd, especially between 16th and 18th.

9/16/2014 11:53 PM

68

No.

9/16/2014 5:40 PM

69

Remove some street parking for bike lanes. Install crosswalks, pedestrian signs, signal lights in critical street
crossings. Enforce penalties for blocking traffic/lanes and for double-parking. Post speed limit and traffic rule
signs. Enforce rules against littering/vagrancy/loitering in Metro bus stops and other public areas.

9/16/2014 4:07 PM

70

STOP INCREASING THE POPULATION DENSITY.

9/16/2014 1:12 PM

71

Limit out of state parking in residential areas; limit cars per household.

9/16/2014 12:37 PM

72

Yes, create bike lanes that are truly safe, and are separated from the main road by a curb. The painted bike lanes
on Columbia, in particular, aren't safe. Do we really need to use both sides of Columbia for car storage? I believe
the bus transportation options in Adams Morgan are good. The Circulator is a blessing.

9/16/2014 12:05 PM

73

more buses

9/16/2014 11:50 AM

74

The national zoo's parking lots should be opened for overnight parking for LOCAL residents, and LOCAL only.
Reasonable fees would be fine. 18th street should be pedestrian-only on Friday nights weekends.

9/16/2014 11:10 AM

75

More Bikeshare locations and more bikes at the locations that already exist. It is very difficult to find a bike at the
18th and Columbia and the 16th and Columbia stations at many times of the day. Also, I would suggest another
Bikeshare location on Columbia Rd. between 16th and 18th somewhere, maybe at Ontario Rd. It would get a lot
of use. Also, we need more buses going up and down Columbia Rd. at rush hour (42 and 43). Too many times
they are full and bypass stops. Also, I have found that the light at Columbia and Ontario Rds. tends to be on red
for way too long and causes traffic to back up unnecessarily, slowing down all buses and cars along Columbia.
Changing the length of that red light could significantly improve traffic flow in that area.

9/15/2014 3:43 PM

76

I'm not sure what was meant by "painted bike lanes," but I interpret it to mean "bike lanes," a separate space
expressly for bikes. I support that.

9/15/2014 2:41 PM

77

Yes. Put a traffic light at the intersection of Ontario Road and Florida Avenue. I was almost run over crossing the
street this morning at 8 am by a big car blowing through the stop sign and turning right.

9/15/2014 2:37 PM

78

Enforce existing laws for bikes and cars

9/15/2014 1:52 PM

79

Owning a car in the city should be more expensive. Car owners that live in the neighborhood are given on-street
parking (which is use of a public asset) at a nominal charge. The fee for residents' on-street parking should be
higher. Why not make 18th Street a pedestrian-only space for one day every month so that people can enjoy the
commercial and public space, thereby creating a sense of community?

9/15/2014 12:20 PM

80

The neighborhood needs to be less about cars and traffic and parking. More about pedestrians and bikes. Can
18th Street be closed to traffic more often? Can emergency vehicles and Metro buses be routed around 18th
Street? Some many people crossing the street and wandering around on Friday and Saturday nights. Fewer
vehicles would be safer.

9/15/2014 7:44 AM

81

There is no reason to own a car in Adams Morgan. We should get rid of as many parking spots as possible to
encourage people to use public transportation as an environmental and public safety issued. There should be no
parking requirements for residences, hotels, etc. In addition, 18th street should be closed to traffic on the
weekends.

9/15/2014 7:30 AM

82

Separated bike lanes with tree cover would be nice. The bus is super important. We should make the best use of
the bus first.

9/14/2014 8:44 PM

83

You need to fix parking. There should be no development without a parking requirement. There should be longer
hours for permit holders such as midnight as in some neighborhoods in Dupont. Bike lanes are fine but not a
solution.

9/14/2014 8:33 PM

84

Get rid of all the car transportation, or limit it majorly.

9/14/2014 7:28 PM

85

We have a great mix of transportation options. We need to continue to embrace technology and new
transportation choices. I am a reluctant car owner (necessity of new commune) so Zone 1 resident parking only
on certain sides of the street is a great program!

9/14/2014 5:21 PM

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86

Fix deteriorating sidewalks. Have more bikeshare bikes available. Current supply is not enough. Make bus
routes more frequent.

9/14/2014 4:34 PM

87

More designated car share spaces

9/14/2014 2:25 PM

88

I don't own a car so parking's not an issue for me, but it is for any repairman, friend or other person who is
coming in to meet with me. New apartment buildings/condos should be required to have a large number of
parking spaces in the building or come with car share as part of the amenities. An increased number of spaces
dedicated to car/bike share would also be good.

9/14/2014 1:28 PM

89

Better taxi management evenings (cause of congestion) though car-ride services may eventually take over as
they seem to be more efficient.

9/14/2014 11:04 AM

90

more frequently running buses -- the routes are ok, but they get full at peak hours -- insuficient number. New
buildings should be mandated to have underground parking for residents AND visitors, particulary commercial
business should have parking for visitors. Visitors/customers should only be allowed to park with a visitors parking
pass, currently people that come to restaurants park in front of residences as they please and neighbors cannot
find parking in their own streets

9/13/2014 11:16 PM

91

Keep the bikes OFF the sidewalks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/13/2014 5:27 PM

92

improve quality of sidewalks and screets - repairs

9/12/2014 9:44 PM

93

Improving and growing number of bike lanes are an important part of revitalizing Adams Morgan. In addition to
adding new painted bike lanes on side streets like Ontario and Champlain, dedicated bike lanes with a curb
should be built for 18th St and Columbia Rd. This will up the hipness quotient of the neighborhood and make it
safer for bikers.

9/11/2014 12:08 AM

94

We need to protect residential parking, especially for residents who must commute to work by car. There are too
many residents with multiple cars who do not need them for daily use. We also need to deter people from outside
the neighborhood from parking in residential streets during peak hours. Outsiders should use public
transportation and taxis.

9/10/2014 11:46 PM

95

Parking is very bad, it would be nice to have more spaces either for rent (but at affordable cost) or more street
parking. Biking is of most concern on Columbia where there is a lot of construction and a lot of delivery trucks,
and it is very dangerous for both bikers and drivers.

9/8/2014 2:07 PM

96

Parking??? Please????

9/8/2014 10:15 AM

97

ban bikes

9/8/2014 6:26 AM

98

For auto traffic: install sensors to control traffic signals, and eliminate the 'no turn on red' restrictions at the MANY
intersections where they are unnecessary. For transit: increase the distance between bus stops slightly (they're
often much too close together, needlessly slowing buses and cars alike). It was a regrettable missed opportunity-and a failure of vision--to rebuild the 18th/Columbia intersection as a standard intersection rather than a circle (a
proper one, not an idiotic DC-style one with traffic signals screwing the flow up).

9/7/2014 4:42 PM

99

More bike-share inside Adams Morgan. All the bike-shares are on the outside of the neighborhood.

9/6/2014 9:35 PM

100

I think our alternative transportation options in Adams Morgan are very good. I would like to see even more bike
and car share vehicles, and more frequent buses, in the neighborhood. Hopefully, as more residents take
advantage of alternative transit, they will need fewer cars and there will be less demand on existing parking
spaces.

9/6/2014 3:51 PM

101

Adams Morgan isn't a suburb. We need to build a bike and pedestrian preferred community. Rather than just
creating bike lanes, we should shut down streets (like 18th street) to traffic except bikes and pedestrians. We
could close it down during the weekends and turn the street into an urban park, street cafes, and pedestrian
walkways. New York has done this with Broadway - the biggest street in New York City, and it was delightful,
radical, and amazing.

9/6/2014 12:23 PM

102

We desperately need enforcement of yielding to pedestrians in non-traffic lighted walkways. Few vehicles on 18th
st. or Colombia Rd. respect the right of pedestrian walkways. More bike share, more bike share, more bike share.

9/6/2014 12:01 PM

103

the driving and parking situation is a disaster. And with no good parking options, the bar hoppers choose our
neighbourhoods and are so very loud when they walk back to their cars after the bars close. Mor public parking
options would be nice. Also, a better ticketing of the cars illegally blocking lanes on 18th street. the bike shares
are not refilled as often on CAlifornia street. A bigger bike parking area (i.e., more bikes) would help with the
morning commute.

9/6/2014 10:43 AM

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There should be dedicated bike lanes from Columbia Road to Mass Ave. Simply watch how many cyclists use
18th to go to and come from work.

9/5/2014 7:34 PM

105

The parking restriction times need to be increased. On many blocks, only vehicles with a Ward 1 RPP are
allowed to park on weekdays until 8:30 and it is a free for all on weekends. In areas that draw a lot of weekend
traffic (from both the Zoo and night life), there need to be weekend restrictions. Other neighborhoods like Logan
Circle have longer restriction times in place.

9/5/2014 5:41 PM

106

teach the crossing guards how to signal traffic properly. the are HORRIBLE. the person at columbia & 19th jsut
puts out her hand, even though she has a hand-held stop sign right there laying unused on a bench. since that
intersection is not perpendicular, it's often very hard to tell which direction she's telling to stop. in fact, that
intersection really needs a traffic light. it should be there, instead of at columbia & kalorama one block away.
there's a lot more traffic and it's the footpath to oyster adams.

9/5/2014 4:23 PM

107

Do a real audit of "No parking" signs around the neighborhood. Create more parking spaces by allowing parking
in front of apartment buildings and closer to curbs.

9/5/2014 4:16 PM

108

More 96 buses!!!!!!!

9/5/2014 3:58 PM

109

reduce the number of stops on the 42 and 43 busses. Stopping every block slows down the commute and blocks
traffic.

9/5/2014 2:40 PM

110

Express buses. It would be great to have buses that cut across town (ex: to eastern market or H street or the
baseball stadium) that made limited stops. The bus ride is roughly 45 minutes on a good day.

9/5/2014 1:44 PM

111

I use the bus and often find myself watching as they go past without stopping, full, empty, doesn't seem to matter.
In addition, EVERYONE needs to obey laws and common sense - drivers, bicyclist, pedestrians - all of us seem
to have gone into a free-for-all mode.

9/5/2014 1:12 PM

112

make clear when/where bikes can or CANNOT be on the sidewalk. Make clear to cyclists on the sidewalk that
they do not have the right of way. They are going to kill someone.

9/5/2014 6:56 AM

113

street car

9/5/2014 4:01 AM

114

More bike share stations. Resident only parking areas outside of metererd commercial areas even onnweekends.
Better bike infrastructure

9/4/2014 10:38 PM

115

Need more parking garages

9/4/2014 8:47 PM

116

16th street bus lane!

9/4/2014 8:23 PM

117

The parking situation is just getting worst and I really think that they should limit the parking for resident only
during the night time versus during the day time, as it is right now. Also, there are more and more new building
but less parking. Maybe more public parking lots will help as well (with special rates for residents for special
hours- like from 8pm-8am).

9/4/2014 5:35 PM

118

I would benefit from more Capital Bikeshare stations and Zipcars

9/4/2014 5:03 PM

119

Additional bike share stations are needed as are additional bus lines.

9/4/2014 4:45 PM

120

bike lanes with barriers on heavily trafficked streets, no bike lanes on narrow residential streets. Post Rules of the
Road at bike rental stations - too many bikers don't obey traffic signs/lights. Require underground parking for new
apartment construction, and underground utilities while you're at it

9/4/2014 4:39 PM

121

I always see bikers fighting with drivers - some delineation would be helpful to both parties.

9/4/2014 4:39 PM

122

A more direct route to Georgetown would have drastically improved my quality of life over the past two years.
Similarly, a more direct way to get to Virginia (maybe Rosslyn) would be helpful.

9/4/2014 4:02 PM

123

Offer free short-term temporary parking for stop-and-shop errands. Dedicate more road space to bike lanes.

9/4/2014 4:01 PM

124

Resident only parking should be in effect overnight, not during the day. Consider a lottery system for street
parking spaces based on length of time residents have been in the neighborhood. In other words, new residents
should have to assume they will NOT be able to park in the neighborhood. There needs to be more traffic calming
architecture to slow down cars.

9/4/2014 4:00 PM

125

More frequent buses outside of rush hour.

9/4/2014 3:49 PM

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126

More bike-share stations, clearer marked bike lanes, police presence to watch for crosswalk violations (all up and
down Columbia) and illegal U-turns (18th & Columbia). Also, the Circulator should go from Adams Morgan up
Harvard to 14th St. Having to turn onto Mt. Pleasant and then deal with the Irving St traffic and the hassle turning
at 14th St adds about 10 minutes to the Circulator ride into town.

9/4/2014 3:32 PM

127

Encourage public transit use by ending parking requirements for new residential developments.

9/4/2014 3:30 PM

128

We need more bike share stations, like maybe next to the Harris Teeter and near the east side steps into
Malcolm X Park. The idea of ever removing bike lanes is preposterous, I rely on my $75 a year bike membership
to get around without having a car and with southern bound buses on 16th that are full before the ever reach
Columbia Rd. Taking away the bike lanes will only support the wealthiest car focused residents at the expense of
the rest.

9/4/2014 3:13 PM

129

Lobby for another metro station, streetcar, or many more buses. Bus right of way, separated bike lines, more
buses with shorter headways.

9/4/2014 3:09 PM

130

More bike share stations.

9/4/2014 3:03 PM

131

Better bike lanes. Better marked pedestrian crosswalks (for example on Columbia near the intersection with 18th,
there was once a yellow sign in the middle of the crosswalk warning drivers to stop for pedestrians, it was
damaged and eventually removed and never replaced--now many drivers get mad at pedestrians who take
advantage of their right-of-way in the crosswalk because they think the pedestrians are in the wrong).

9/4/2014 2:53 PM

132

I think Adams Morgan has a healthy transportation system considering the bus lines that run through it, realtively
walkable distance to both Dupont and Adams Morgan, and U St. and bike share programs. Parking is tough, but I
am not in favor of parking garages

9/4/2014 2:52 PM

133

I don't own a car but do own two parking spaces, so I can't really say much about parking/driving issues. I walk to
work in downtown. The obvious complaint about the neighborhood is the distance to the metro stop, but that's not
going to change and it seems that the buses and Circulato have done a pretty good job to fill the gap.

9/4/2014 2:31 PM

134

Close a section of 18th street to cars, encourage/enforce public and alternative transportation methods.

9/4/2014 2:24 PM

135

clearing sidewalks better during snowstorms

9/4/2014 2:17 PM

136

Paint lines for single parking spaces and ticket if those lines are not followed. It should be physically impossible
to park in bike lanes.

9/4/2014 2:14 PM

137

I've found bikers in the community are able to bike in the street. Dedicated bike lanes would add to the
congestion on the roads and would further decrease parking.

9/4/2014 1:49 PM

138

the pedestian route from adams morgan to the columbia heights metro station could be improved. the sidewalk is
far to narrow to accommodate foot traffic and crossing 16th street is a pain. Perhaps having a metro entrance to
columbia heights on our side of 16th street. at Rabaut park for instance would make things easier. an escalator
down under 16th street and hallway to the metro platform. Would ease foot traffic from metro to adams morgan
and mount pleasant and facilitate faster station entry by dispersing crowds

9/4/2014 1:46 PM

139

Given the number of police that just wait around Adams Morgan, they should actually enforce bikers to use the
bike lanes. Bikers frequently use the small sidewalks that barely have enough space for the people walking.

9/4/2014 1:32 PM

140

-More bike lanes, preferably with physical separation from the road (protected cycletracks) -Push for AdamsMorgan to be included in future streetcar expansion

9/4/2014 1:32 PM

141

Other than the obvious lack of a metro stop, Adams Morgan does pretty well in terms of transportation topics.
Expanded sidewalks were the best things they've done in recent years.

9/4/2014 1:28 PM

142

More restrictive street parking for non-residents

9/4/2014 1:24 PM

143

Improve quality of road surface on Columbia Rd. Initiate traffic calming in Lanier Heights.

9/4/2014 1:23 PM

144

LESS NIGHTCLUBS

9/4/2014 1:21 PM

145

stricter street parking rules; affordable parking options

9/4/2014 1:10 PM

146

More aggressive ticketing and towing. Suburbanites who litter when they park to go to the zoo should be
aggressively ticketed and fined. The zoo should pay for street cleaning.

9/4/2014 12:57 PM

147

Ban cars on 18th street

9/4/2014 12:52 PM

148

Fix potholes

9/4/2014 12:44 PM

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Urban design must support walkability & bike ability. Cars are not needed in a city and the city must be designed
as such

9/4/2014 12:43 PM

150

limit parking for newly constructed housing

9/4/2014 12:43 PM

151

Add bike lanes on main corridor (columbia/18th)

9/4/2014 12:33 PM

152

Something needs to be done about pedestrian safety on 18th street. We were walking home one night, and two
cars entered the cross walk, both coming a foot from hitting us, while two police officers stood on the opposite
side. The police did nothing.

9/4/2014 12:32 PM

153

Sorry, but we do not have the width of streets necessary for bike lanes separated by curbs - especially along
Columbia Road and near 18th/Calvert/Adams Mill Rd where we have a huge glut of traffic that backs up from
Columbia and 18th all the way past Connecticut int the afternoons - meaning way back into Woodly Park - that
jam will only worsen when the AdMo condo is completed (which did not include enough parking underground for
as many people who will bring cars into our area); I think painted bike lanes are most flexible and that bicyclists
should use them - I constantly see bikes in the middle of the car lane where we have bike lanes now - can we
please enforce bike lane use by bikes and give tickets to bike riders who use the middle of a car lane for a block
or more when they are going straight and there is a bike lane established foe their use?

9/3/2014 4:56 PM

154

Less parking and more transit and biking infrastructure!

9/3/2014 4:20 PM

155

Create bus lanes for 16th street

9/3/2014 2:40 PM

156

Parking is terrible so alternate forms of transportation should be encouraged. Some of the roads really need
resurfacing (for example, 19th Street at Biltmore) and some of the resurfacing would help cyclists have a
smoother ride as there are some tough spots of which they have to be mindful.

9/3/2014 1:10 PM

157

I really like the bike lanes on 15th, but we don't seem to have room for that here. (bikes are in a special lane
between curb and parked cars)

9/3/2014 1:00 PM

158

I'd like to see cyclists banned from sidewalks throughout DC, but especially on Columbia Road between Biltmore
Street and Kalorama Road where it's often too narrow to support both pedestrian and cyclist traffic. The bike lane
doesn't seem to be sufficient inducement to prevent cyclists from ruthlessly scattering pedestrians (often mothers
with small children). This is the only reason I'd describe our neighborhood as less than ideally walkable.

9/3/2014 11:46 AM

159

Keep pedestrians safer by more policing of cars and bikes running through lights - this situation is really bad at
Columbia and Ontario. Keep bikes off the sidewalks. Create more parking opportunities instead of restricting
parking requirements especially in new and expansion development. Hoping that cars disappear is a sad case of
wishful thinking. Do we think all those rich people buying those new expensive apt are going to give up their
cars??

9/3/2014 9:14 AM

160

Needed additional bus routes: to western downtown (Foggy Bottom/Georgetown), to Children's Hospital and
Washington Hospital Center, and more frequent buses across 16th Street to Columbia Heights.

9/2/2014 11:55 PM

161

More bike lanes, separated from the main road by parked cars. More metered parking; performance parking (that
is, higher fees for periods of peak demand). Charge higher fees for Residential Parking Permits.

9/2/2014 5:04 PM

162

Slowly get rid of cars and parking.

9/2/2014 4:21 PM

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Q26 Please indicate your age group
Answered: 438

Skipped: 97

Under 18 Years
of Age

Between 18 24 Years

Between 24 34 Years

Between 34 44 Years

Between 44 54 Years

Above 55 Years
of Age

0

20

40

60

80

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100

120

140

160

180

200

Responses

Under 18 Years of Age

0.00%

0

Between 18 - 24 Years

2.28%

10

Between 24 - 34 Years

41.32%

181

Between 34 - 44 Years

26.03%

114

Between 44 - 54 Years

16.44%

72

Above 55 Years of Age

13.93%

61

Total

438

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Q27 Why did you choose Adams Morgan as
a place to live? (select all that apply.)
Answered: 420

Skipped: 115

I was born here

I have family
here

I work here

I own a
business here

I like the
location

I like the
community

0

100

200

Answer Choices

300

400

500

Responses

I was born here

2.38%

10

I have family here

4.05%

17

I work here

8.10%

34

I own a business here

2.62%

11

I like the location

91.43%

384

I like the community

70.71%

297

Total Respondents: 420

#

Other (please specify)

Date

1

I could afford the house.

2/8/2015 8:08 PM

2

It is close to where my husband work on 21st street.

12/8/2014 1:18 PM

3

I like that I can buy an historic rowhouse on a street that offers an interesting array of housing and is around the
corner from restaurants and nightlife.

11/30/2014 9:08 PM

4

Easy access to multiple types of transit

11/30/2014 12:31 PM

5

I like the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity

11/24/2014 9:58 PM

6

Grew up in DC north off Connecticut, wanted to live closer to downtown, stores, etc.

11/22/2014 10:25 AM

7

More affordable housing than other neighborhoods

11/5/2014 8:50 PM

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8

I have lots of friends here

11/1/2014 11:39 PM

9

I like its proximity to Rock Creek Park, shopping, and downtown.

10/31/2014 1:12 PM

10

Spent a lot of time in the area as a child

10/30/2014 9:09 PM

11

I found an affordable apt/share

10/29/2014 8:00 PM

12

The diversity! It's grit.

10/29/2014 6:22 AM

13

It had affordable condos

10/26/2014 2:27 PM

14

I've lived here 27 years - it was quite different when I moved in.

10/24/2014 9:50 PM

15

When I moved to DC 25 years ago and I was just getting started, it was affordable

10/18/2014 9:32 AM

16

Came in 1968 because if Oyster School for my kids

10/14/2014 2:44 PM

17

because of teh small coops it was the only place I could afford to buy until the coop law was changed to allow
smaller down payments

10/13/2014 8:22 AM

18

we chose to move here with small children because we wanted them and us to live in a diverse neighborhood

10/3/2014 11:17 AM

19

Transit access.

10/2/2014 4:53 PM

20

I just really liked the neighborhood

10/2/2014 3:38 PM

21

I love the view of trees and nature from my home. I look out onto Walter Pierce park and the back of the National
Zoo, and I love the trees and sounds of birds. Though I would recommend enforcing quiet hours in the Park after
9pm.

9/27/2014 8:22 AM

22

Diversity

9/26/2014 11:17 PM

23

I wanted to live in a lively neighborhood.

9/24/2014 9:07 PM

24

It is walking distance to downtown jobs. Grocery stores and other amenties are an easy walk away, but not on the
residential streets. And, when I moved in, there was exceptional racial and ethnic diversity. Gentrification (by
people likeme, of course) destroyed that. i mourn its loss

9/24/2014 12:32 PM

25

Melting pot

9/22/2014 8:41 PM

26

when I first came to this area I knew that if I ever moved into DC, it would be to Adams Morgan.

9/20/2014 10:36 AM

27

Walking proximity to most of the places in NW DC that I want to go, and good place to raise an urban kid.

9/17/2014 5:18 PM

28

Since I can no longer drive, I needed a walkable community

9/17/2014 3:18 PM

29

it's a great mix of race, ethnicty, age, families, etc. and I could afford it - 25 years ago!

9/16/2014 5:15 PM

30

I've lived in and around Adams Morgan for nearly all of my time in DC

9/16/2014 4:08 PM

31

It's a beautiful and diverse enclave!

9/16/2014 12:37 PM

32

I love the ethnic, racial, and income diversity, and do not want us to lose this.

9/16/2014 12:33 PM

33

school district

9/16/2014 12:09 PM

34

I have lived in DC since 1998.

9/16/2014 12:06 PM

35

I work at 20th/L and wanted to walk to work. I like living close to Rock Creek and 3 blocks from Columbia/18th

9/16/2014 11:51 AM

36

I prefer to live in a diverse neighborhood

9/16/2014 11:47 AM

37

Close to work

9/16/2014 11:11 AM

38

affordable apt at the time

9/16/2014 10:13 AM

39

I work nearby.

9/14/2014 8:44 PM

40

Central location. Don't need a car. The Zoo.

9/13/2014 5:29 PM

41

I can to DC for college and moved to this location after graduation.

9/8/2014 2:07 PM

42

I am hoping to start a startup here.

9/6/2014 12:24 PM

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43

It's convenient to everything

9/5/2014 3:59 PM

44

When I moved in, 25 years ago, it was one of the few places I could afford.

9/5/2014 1:13 PM

45

I found an apartment

9/5/2014 6:56 AM

46

ex husband's job (before the divorce)

9/4/2014 8:47 PM

47

Found an affordable apartment

9/4/2014 5:04 PM

48

I've been here 7 years and I've lived in multiple buildings - but only in AdMo. I love the gritty charm and I'm sad to
think about the neighborhood ever becoming a replica of C.heights or 14th. I would most likely elect to leave if
that becomes the reality.

9/4/2014 4:41 PM

49

i felt safe here; intergenerational community

9/4/2014 4:40 PM

50

rent controlled building

9/4/2014 2:44 PM

51

rent

9/4/2014 2:18 PM

52

was born in woodley and still have family here. Been living here since returning from college

9/4/2014 1:48 PM

53

We could afford to buy a condo here

9/4/2014 1:24 PM

54

It was the only place I could find an affordable studio in NW DC

9/4/2014 1:20 PM

55

found a roommate who already had a place

9/4/2014 12:43 PM

56

I can walk almost everywhere - work, restaurants, bars, walking trails, my soccer games.

9/4/2014 12:33 PM

57

I like the eclectic community and the historic feel.

9/3/2014 4:57 PM

58

I don't live here

9/3/2014 4:21 PM

59

I looked forward to what seemed to be a forward growing, edgy, fun community, conveniently located to
downtown.

9/3/2014 1:01 PM

60

I like the feel of the neighborhood, it was in our price range, we found a good-quality home, it has transportation
choices, I enjoy the restaurant and nightlife options.

9/3/2014 12:48 PM

61

I like the architecture, and I needed Kalorama Triangle's access to strong DCPS schools (now likely diminished if
we're to lose access to Deal).

9/3/2014 11:48 AM

62

Proximity to my law school; cost

9/3/2014 10:07 AM

63

I live in Dupont.

9/2/2014 4:22 PM

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SurveyMonkey

Q28 How long have you lived in Adams
Morgan?
Answered: 430

Skipped: 105

Less than 5
years

5-10 years

11-20 years

More than 20
years

0

20

40

60

80

Answer Choices

100

120

140

160

180

200

Responses

Less than 5 years

45.58%

196

5-10 years

22.79%

98

11-20 years

19.53%

84

More than 20 years

12.09%

52

Total

430

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SurveyMonkey

Q29 How long do you intend to stay in
Adams Morgan?
Answered: 424

Skipped: 111

Less than 5
more years

5-10 more years

11-20 more
years

I don't have
any plans to...

0

20

40

60

80

Answer Choices

100

120

140

160

180

200

Responses

Less than 5 more years

23.82%

101

5-10 more years

24.53%

104

11-20 more years

4.72%

20

I don't have any plans to leave

46.93%

199

Total

424

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