As the name implies, the new page includes a collection of planning and historic preservation documents related to the Shaw area (including Mount Vernon Square).
The page focuses on comprehensive studies, such as neighborhood-wide plans, rather than project specific plans -- and currently includes over 20 documents.
Planning documents on the page include the following:
- The Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan, published by the DC Office of Planning in 2006
- Conceptual Streetscape Design Guidelines for the 7th and 9th Street Corridors from Mount Vernon Square to Rhode Island Avenue, a 2008 report developed developed by smARTstreets, a project funded by the Washington Convention Center Authority Historic Preservation Fund
- The Shaw-Convention Center Retail Action Strategy, published by the DC Office of Planning
- The original Shaw Urban Renewal Plan from 1969
- The Historic Survey of Shaw East, an over 180-page study of historic buildings in the East Shaw area, created by Kelsey & Associates for the DC Office of Planning in 2001-2002
- Historic district brochures for Shaw, Mount Vernon Square, and Greater U Street
- Documents filed with the federal government to designate the historic districts of Shaw, Blagden Alley-Naylor Court, Mount Vernon Square, and Greater U Street