Oversight Roundtable on DMPED Anacostia River Development Plans


Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development: Strategy for Economic Development along the Anacostia River

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public oversight roundtable before the Committee of the Whole regarding the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s strategy for economic development along the Anacostia River. The roundtable will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015 in Hearing Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The purpose of this roundtable is to receive testimony from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) about DMPED’s vision for the Anacostia Waterfront. When the Council moved to abolish the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation and the National Capitol Revitalization Corporation in 2007, it was with the understanding that DMPED would assume the roles and responsibilities of those agencies. DMPED was tasked with this initiative to ensure a cohesive vision to develop and revitalize the Anacostia Waterfront.

With a number of projects currently planned or already underway, it is important to have a public conversation on this vision and the Deputy Mayor’s strategy for economic development along the river, protection of existing essential amenities and assets, and long-term planning for the health and vitality of the District’s waterfront property. The hearing will cover specifics on this strategy and DMPED’s objectives, and it will offer the public an opportunity to provide feedback on what their priorities are for the area, as well as what challenges may exist.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or email Cynthia LeFevre, Legislative Counsel, at clefevre@dccouncil.us, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Thursday, October 22, 2015. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on October 22, 2015, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.

If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2015.