Vacant lot at L and 3rd Streets, NE (1100 3rd Street, NE)
Dear Mr. Hunter:
In its public meeting of 15 April conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed a concept submission for Swampoodle Park II, a new neighborhood park proposed for the vacant lot at 3rd and L Streets, NE. The Commission approved the concept design and delegated the review of the final design submission to the staff.
The Commission members commended the proposal’s skillful design treatment of a complex program that will provide multiple opportunities for a range of recreational activities. They emphasized the value of preserving the existing mural along the north side of the site as a focal element for the park. They agreed that the new park will effectively complement the design of the existing Swampoodle Park I, located directly across L Street from this site.
Please coordinate the delegated review of the final design with the staff which, as always, is available to assist you.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Delano Hunter, Director
D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation
1275 First Street, NE, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
cc: Adrienne McCray, Lee & Associates
Robin-Eve Jasper, NoMa Parks Foundation