Thank you to everyone who attended our Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Small Area Plan Draft Recommendations Open House on June 1st. If you were not able to attend, we invite you to share your comments and feedback until Wednesday, June 12th. These draft recommendations are divided into four themes: Future Development; Parks, Green Spaces, and Connectivity; Celebrating History, and Culture; and Public Realm and Urban Design Guidelines.

To view the draft recommendation, click here. Please send your feedback to to offer specific comments on:

  • What do you think of these recommendations?
  • Do you have ideas to improve these recommendations?
As next steps, the Office of Planning (OP) will consolidate comments from the community and begin to draft the Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Area Plan. The Plan is expected to be released for a 30-day public comment period in early July.


We have prepared our Draft Existing Conditions report and want to hear from you!

Cover photo of Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Small Area Plan




Get Involved.  You are Invited to Participate.  


Goals for the Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor Study Area


The Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor SAP (NHBC-SAP) will provide the vision for a more vibrant corridor that includes a mix of uses including retail and housing, parks and green spaces, and stronger pedestrian and multimodal connections. Led by the DC Office of Planning, the effort is a collaborative process that provides opportunities for community input. The SAP supplements the Comprehensive Plan and will serve as a guide for future development. 


Project Goals:

  1. Public Realm and Urban Design Guidelines: Create guiding principles for active street environments, open spaces, and park environments that help reinvigorate the commercial corridor while improving user accessibility.  Develop strategies to improve the pedestrian experience of the corridor’s gateways, including the activation and maintenance of the significant amount of green space, while guiding density for commercial, retail, and residential uses. 

  1. Development Opportunity Analysis: Provide guidance for new mixed-use development at key nodes along the corridor, including potential for additional housing, retail, and commercial uses. The analysis will also include the potential for development from faith-based institutions along and adjacent to the corridor.

Map of Study Area

To request language assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please complete this form at least 5 days before the event. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Planning at or 202-442-7600.