Earlier this month, our Larry Sefcik joined many others in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Art Place at Fort Totten, which is a multi-phase, mixed-use project located in Washington, D.C. near the Fort Totten Metro station.
Art Place at Fort Totten is part of Phase 2 of the overall project and will include a performing arts center, a children’s museum, an Aldi, and nearly 300 additional residences, including more than two dozen set aside for artists’ live-in/work spaces. Hundreds of apartment residences have already opened at the complex, including a new sports/fitness club.
Our District of Columbia traffic engineering and transportation planning team, notably Jami Milanovich and Grady Vaughan, had previously prepared a traffic impact study evaluating the potential impacts of the entire project as well as a shared parking analysis to determine the appropriate parking supply for the project given the wide range of proposed uses. We also completed a Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) in accordance with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) requirements for the PUD application. Traffic signal design and Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans were also prepared.
Among those on hand were Jane Lipton Cafritz, Vice Chairman of The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Major Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia; Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember; and Gordon-Andrew Fletcher, ANC Commissioner. Said Jane Cafritz: “The mission of the foundation is to improve the lives of the residents of this community and of Washington, D.C. Our foundation, historically is very deeply rooted in the arts.”
We congratulate the District of Columbia, the local community, the Cafritz project team, and all involved for the progress they have achieved.