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Brookland/Turkey Thicket Meeting Presentation (04/20/2013)

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We enjoyed our meeting today with the Ward 5 residents. If you happened to have missed the meeting or simply wish to share the update and new design concepts with your neighbors, friends and family …

We enjoyed our meeting today with the Ward 5 residents. If you happened to have missed the meeting or simply wish to share the update and new design concepts with your neighbors, friends and family feel free to share! Thanks.

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  • 1. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013Turkey Thicket “Play DC Initiative”and the newBrookland Middle SchoolCommunity MeetingApril 20, 2013
  • 2. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013AGENDA• Introductions• Rules of the Road• Meeting Goals• Project History• Current Project Status• Chosen Footprint• Next Steps
  • 3. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013COMMUNITY MEETING GOALS• What we heard• Final decision on footprint• Where is the school situated on the site• What is the status of the playground construction project• What is the timeline for the school and playground initiatives• What is the budget for the school and playground initiatives• How will information regarding the projects be communicatedmore effectively• Next Steps
  • 4. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013WHAT WE HAVE CONSIDERED• Achieving a World Class Middle School• Playground Development Plan and Timeline• Stand-Alone or Co-Located School and Recreation Center• Tennis Courts and Exterior Park Amenities• Park Site Access• Recreation Center and School Facility Access• Pick-up and Drop-off• Traffic• Parking
  • 5. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013CURRENT PROJECT STATUS• MISSION CRITICAL: Find the Solution that Best Balances theNeeds, Wants, Logistics, Budget & Timelines of All Parties• DGS, DPR, DCPS and the Community Working Together to BestAddress the Neighborhood’s Needs• A Collaborative Effort to Create the Most Efficient and Useful Spacefor Both Turkey Thicket and Brookland Middle School• Brookland Middle School Budget = $50 million• Turkey Thicket Budget = Determined Based on Final Concept• DGS Will Oversee Project and Lead Communications Effort withCommunity Once Designs and Timeline are Finalized• DCPS and DPR are DGS’ Clients• Consistent Interaction with SIT Team, ANC, Playground Group,Community Groups and Neighborhood Residents
  • 6. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013NAerial View of Current School Site
  • 7. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013CHALLENGES:• Limited site area available for surface parking• School building abuts tennis courts and enclosure fence• School constructed in close proximity to smaller scale houses• Accessing fields from school requires crossing drive aisle and moderate walk• Classroom orientation is not optimal for natural light and energy efficiencyCHOSEN FOOTPRINTNADVANTAGES:• DPR 2013 “Play-DC” upgrades can continue for 2013 completion• School pickup and drop off drive helps alleviate traffic problems on streets• Rec center would not experience any construction related closures• School construction will have little impact on park and rec center• Provides separation between school and rec center• School has civic presence on Michigan Ave• School can be built with budgeted funds
  • 8. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013Next Steps• Posting of the presentation on the DGS website• Resume SIT Meetings• Next Community Meeting (Project Update, Introduce Design-Builder)• Begin School Demolition/Construction: Early Summer 2013• Begin Park “PlayDC” Upgrades: TBD
  • 9. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013Questions & AnswersTimeline and next steps are next….
  • 10. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013COMMUNITY MEETING GOALS• What we heard• Final decision on footprint• Where is the school situated on the site• What is the status of the playground construction project• What is the timeline for the school and playground initiatives• What is the budget for the school and playground initiatives• How will information regarding the projects be communicatedmore effectively• Next Steps
  • 11. BROOKLAND COMMUNITY MEETING – MARCH 23, 2013