Washington, D.C. (1998)

Client: Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District

PPS worked with the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District to provide urban design assistance in helping to revitalize several downtown areas managed by the District as special places that enhance community life. This work involved initial interviews with area stakeholders, observations of pedestrian and vehicle circulation patterns, surveys of local businesses and meetings and presentations with stakeholders. A slide show, perspective sketches and plans were used in the presentations and discussions. Short term improvements were implemented, including streetscape enhancements, pedestrian improvements, upgrading of vending activities and redesign of streets, including transforming a confusing intersection into a central square.