Public Entrance, Outdoor Space and Entrance Hall

Maximize foliage, outside, on top, inside, in and out.

Let our public and colleagues reap vital benefits of being alongside the stem and leaf of the many plant neighbors in our area's system (eco). Work with updated urban landscapers. Caseytrees.org may have a list of local contacts to share.

 

Shape landscape to hold and utilize rain runoff for the plants.

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MLK as a "shelter"

I know this will be controversial, but it must be mentioned: MLK, as anyone who has been there knows, has become a virtual daytime shelter for the homeless. I'm not insensitive to their needs, but virtually every area of the library is taken over by people sleeping at desks, on furniture, on the floor, and it makes the library look and feel like a bus terminal, not a place where parents are comfortable sending their ...more »

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Can we have more RESOURCES and RESEARCH Materials?

Can we have more resources, research materials, and educational/social groups? For example, a legal library, religious library, arts library, DC Architecture, homes, permits, churches, cemeteries library, DC Vital Records online access, Ancestry.com online access, Foundation Center database online access, legal resources center (once a week) staffed by pro-bono attorneys, social services center (IRS/DC, once a week), ...more »

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Public Entrance, Outdoor Space and Entrance Hall

Let's celebrate the ordinary, extraordinary citizens of DC

It would be great to have a kiosk or computer in which citizens could record their memories and stories related to specific days in history or special topics. I imagine some wonderful history would be captured and then could be shared. Questions and topics could change to reflect anniversaries or holidays.

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A Modern MLK -- In Pictures

Community Garden on Roof

According to the renderings they are already planning to make the roof top a green space. What if they make it a vegetable, herb and fruit garden? Perhaps they could even include some beehives. Perhaps this garden could be a partnership project with a local homeless shelter. Maybe we could pay some interested people at the shelters to tend the garden. The harvests could be donated to the shelter to help provide more ...more »

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