A project called "Connect Barracks Row
," organized by University of Maryland graduate students in a Community Planning class, is looking at how the portion of Eighth Street
between the Southeast Freeway and M Street, SE "can be developed to best benefit and connect the surrounding communities." To that end, they are having a community meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 29
, where they are hoping to get feedback and ideas on how to make this stretch more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly, and how to overcome the barrier that is the freeway. The meeting is at 7 pm at Friendship House, 619 D Street, SE--here's the invitation flyer
for more information. UPDATE:
And here's the press release
, for a bit more background.