This was mentioned last week when the news first came out
, but now there's confirmation via a flyer from the Office of Planning
that an "informational meeting" will be held on March 28 at 6:30 pm about the "Potential Recreation Reuse of 11th Street Bridge, SE."
If you missed the hullabaloo, the city is looking at the notion
of reusing the structure of the soon-to-be-abandoned downstream/outbound 11th Street Bridge
as a recreation destination, linking both sides of the Anacostia River "in a unique and dramatic way."
And there's also now a page on the OP web site
about the project, noting that no decisions have been made or even committted to on the project. The page also makes sure to mention that "actually seeing this project realized will be very ambitious and challenging." A design competition will be held later this year, and apparently the process will "involve local youth in generating ideas." And, as Lydia DePillis noted
, there will have to be a "significant level of partnership with the private and non-profit sectors" in order for this to work.
will be held in the DCRA office space at 1100 4th St., SW. Bring your ideas!