Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Adams Morgan Named an APA Great Place

18th Street NW / Adams Morgan / Washington DC
DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood was recently named as one of the American Planning Association's Great Places in America, under the Neighborhood category. APA's Great Places are described as: 

"... places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow."

Adams Morgan is definitely one of the District's historic and vibrant neighborhoods. It's gotten some needed attention over the last five years in the streetscape and transportation departments. And it remains the definition of mixed-use with a healthy fabric of residential, commercial, institutional, and open/public space land uses.

I also have to give a shout out to my hometown of Richmond, VA, whose Fan neighborhood also made the list. The Fan was the neighborhood I lived in (Floyd Ave!) before moving to the District over a decade ago, and I can vouch for its place on this list! 

RVA & DC: Great American cities with great neighborhoods.
Corner of Harrison and Grace Streets / The Fan / Richmond