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Eastern Market Survey Launched

A community survey has been launched to inform the strategic plan that will guide Eastern Market into the 21st Century. The survey collects public input on how the market can best serve the needs of residents and visitors in order to remain a thriving and vital part of the community.

It is a key component of a strategic planning process to define the future of the market under development by architrave p.c. architects in partnership with community stakeholders. The company, which has operated an office three blocks from the market (420 Tenth St. SE) for four decades, was selected to lead the planning process in late 2019.

The survey solicits expertise, ideas, and hopes for the future of the Eastern Market area. Feedback will provide insight on current consumer preferences, community sentiments, and commonalities among stakeholders. This will inform the strategic plan, helping to move toward a unified vision for to preserve the historic building, the character and atmosphere of Eastern Market and the Eastern Market area for the future.

The 10-minute survey is available at https://www.easternmarketplan.org/participate. All are encouraged to take the survey and participate in the ongoing conversation around the Eastern Market Strategic Plan, even –and perhaps especially– those who do not regularly visit market merchants. The survey will close on Friday, February 14, and architrave will share the survey results on the project website.

We are excited to hear new ideas from our neighbors on how to ensure Eastern Market stays vibrant and successful,” said Robert Weinstein, principal and co-founder of architrave. “As a resident of Capitol Hill for 40 years, I’m proud to help secure the future of one of my favorite places in DC.”

The strategic planning process is being funded through a grant secured with the help of Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D) from the District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development.

The survey is available at https://www.easternmarketplan.org/participate. Follow the strategic planning process at easternmarketplan.org. Learn more about architrave by visiting architravepc.com. Learn more about Eastern Market at https://easternmarket-dc.org/

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