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The 11th Street Bridge Park and ARCH Development Corporation are partnering to examine critical affordable housing issues in two FREE public programs at the Anacostia Arts Center. These events complement the “Better Homes and Gardens” exhibition on view at the Anacostia Arts Center’s Vivid Solutions Gallery and the 11th Street Bridge Park’s Equitable Development Plan. Over the course of 8-weeks, Becky Borlan will transform Vivid Solutions into a whimsical urban jungle. The space will be filled with larger-than-life plant structures juxtaposed against tiny, hand-sized wax houses. Exhibition runs through November 18. And throughout 2016, the 11th Street Bridge Park has been implementing its Equitable Development Plant, an effort to ensure that nearby residents can continuously benefit from the future civic space.
Commemorating African-American families who built their homes in historic neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River by candlelight.
The 11th Street Bridge Park and the Anacostia Watershed Society are thrilled to announce that both organizations have received National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants as part of the Art Works category.
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Economic Impact Study
A key goal of the 11th Street Bridge Park is to serve as an anchor for economic development. Staff retained HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) to estimate the economic impacts of the proposed park as well as annual attendance. HR&A Advisors has led simliar studies for New York City's High Line, Baltimore's Inner Harbor and DC's Southwest Eco-District. We would like to thank the Anacostia Business Improvement District for their support.
Virginia Tech Urban Planning Students Study the 11th Street Bridge Park and Economic Opportunities
Prepared By: Eric Belmont, Kelly Davis, Yasmine Doumi, Aaron Frank, Chris Marshall, Matthew Pfeiffer, Katie McConnell, John Stowe, Nathan Wallingford, and Eric Weisz; Studio Advisor: Dr. Margaret Cowell; Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning Program.
Presentation of the 11th Street Bridge Park
A public presentation by project director Scott Kratz describing the future bridge. View on YouTube.
People, Places and Plans: Demographic Analysis, Neighborhood Site Inventory and Assessment of Policy Relevant to the 11th Street Bridge Park
Prepared by: Priya Desai, Tim Maher, Bradley Rawls & Casey Studhalter; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Studio Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Morton; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs
Elevated Parks on the Rise: Six Projects with Lessons for the 11th Street Bridge Park
Prepared by: Eric Brooks, Jamie Genevie and Alex Gonski; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Afffairs.
Access, Walkability and Wayfinding: The Experience of Getting to the 11th Street Bridge Park
Prepared by: Ryan Anderson, Eric Childs and Terrah Glenn; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Studio Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Morton; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs.
“You have water, you have park on one side, you have blue sky above and it’s a space in this urban environment where you have a little breathing room – it’s good for your soul.”