Master Planning Poplar Point and Buzzard Point: Bridging the Anacostia Riverwith a Vison for the Future

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Michael Winstanley AIA AICP and Leejung Hong LEED AP will present their
vision and plans of the vast potential that exists in two prominent yet
undeveloped neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Over the past five years they
have been master planning these neighborhoods creating a vision and theme for
each neighborhood for the next 50 years. They will present their vision of
Buzzard Point as a mixed-use “sports and entertainment” district that includes
two professional sports stadia, a seaport museum, and an active and passive
waterfront. Their vision of Poplar Point illustrates a mixed-use “arts district”
which features a private modern art museum, curated gallery retail, a public
exhibition center for local artists, artist housing and a reserve for academic
institutions. The neighborhoods are knitted together through multi-modal
transportation networks including the new Frederick Douglas Bridge and traffic
ovals, and intermodal water landings connecting the new water transportation
plans with metro stations. The increased connectivity of these two
neighborhoods along with a robust and diverse mixed-use program (including
affordable housing and senior living facilities) will create an equitable future for
the expansion of Washington, DC.
Washington, DC
Distance Learning
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Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the potential for the expansion of the two most likely sectors of
expansion for the District over the next decade.
2. Understand how the transportation networks can facilitate the integration of new
communities into existing fabric.
3. Understand the importance of creating an overriding program theme to create a
vibrant mixed-use development.
4. Identify how the inclusion of program diversity (such as affordable housing and
housing for the aging) can increase the health and stability of neighborhoods in the District.
Michael Winstanley AIA AICP, Principal, Winstanley Architects & Plannersmrw@winstanleyarchitects.comLeejung Hong, LEED AP, Team Leader, Winstanley Architects &
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