Important Community Meeting – Info Hub at Eastern Market Metro

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Capitol Hill Information Hub Project at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza
Hosted by Councilmember Tommy Wells 

Tuesday, December 14 | 6-7:30pm | North Hall at Eastern Market
7th and North Carolina Ave, SE


Capitol Hill residents are invited to view design concepts for a proposed Information Hub that may be stationed at Eastern Market Metro Plaza to provide a more efficient and serviceable center than the Capitol Hill BID’s pilot information table and tent now stationed there on weekends. 

On Tuesday, December 14, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at a community meeting hosted by Councilmember Tommy Wells, designers and representatives from several community organizations will be in the North Hall of Eastern Market to present five proposed design concepts.  Feedback and suggestions from the entire Capitol Hill community will be welcome–and encouraged.

For nearly a year and a half, Ambassadors from the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) have been stationed under a small tent near the top of the Eastern Market Metro escalators on the weekends from 10 am – 3 pm, providing information and maps to visiting tourists and local residents alike about the neighborhood shops, restaurants and other attractions.  In the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the information table has served over 7000 Capitol Hill residents, employees and visitors. (The table was not set up from December through February.) 

Representatives from several neighborhood and business organizations (CHAMPS | Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Hill BID, ANC 6B, Barracks Row Main Street, and the Capitol Hill Restoration Society) have been working with the DDOT (District Department of Transportation) and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, exploring this concept as a way to 

  • enhance the hospitality experience at Eastern Market Metro Plaza;
  • encourage increased patronage of neighborhood businesses; and
  • provide information about community events and organizations.

The Catholic University Architecture Department has provided designs for several of the concepts.

Stop by the North Hall on the 14th, discuss the project, review the concept proposals, and provide your comments for this community project.

promote.  educate.  advocate.  connect.

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