15 December 2011

Updated Ward 5 redistricting map from the DC Office of Planning

This is the map that was just released from the Office of Planning.

When compared with the map that was shown as an example of how to create near-equal sized SMDs on Greater Greater Washington, there are only minor changes.

Those changes include:
  • Catholic University is in ANC 5A, not ANC 5C.
  • The population numbers for the Arboretum area and the western edge of Carver Langston show a shift of 19 individuals.
  • Two SMDs in Bloomingdale show a shift of 53 individuals. This is due to the splitting of the census block that is bounded by U Street NW, First Street NW, and Rhode Island Avenue NW. The houses on the eastern edge of Crispus Attucks Park, north of U Street, were included in that block. They have now been added to the rest of the block bounded by U, V, First, and North Capitol.
  • The Washington Gateway project, at the corner of Florida and New York Avenues, has been moved from the eastern Eckington SMD to the one that includes the Florida Avenue Market, Gallaudet University, and Ivy City.

This is the map that will be voted on by the D.C. Council on December 20th.

This is the map that was posted on Greater Greater Washington last month.

Much thanks go out to Councilmembers Harry Thomas, Jr., Michael A. Brown, Jack Evans, Phil Mendelson, and their staffs for working so diligently on the redistricting process in our ward. It's great to see that we're looking at SMDs that make more sense.

The full council will be voting on this map (and the ones for the other seven wards) next Tuesday, December 20th.

If you support these changes, I'd encourage you to send a note to the councilmembers letting them know you approve of this map. Their emails are available on the Council website here.


  1. Thanks for all of your work on this issue! Just curious about the process - how was this map released? Did the subcommittee vote on it? And did the Ward 8 neighborhood have their concerns (self interests!) addressed?

  2. Bloomingdale resident: The map was released in an email from Councilmember Thomas' office. No formal votes have been taken on this, to the best of my knowledge. I have a request in to the Office of Planning to see if there were any changes made in other wards. I'll update when/if I hear anything.


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