December Update

Updated: Mar 3

We will be giving a project update at the EMCAC meeting on January 22nd at 7pm in the North Hall. These meetings are open to the public. We've had introduction meetings with the following community organizations: Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC), Capitol Hill Association of Merchants & Professionals (CHAMPS), Capitol Hill Restoration Society, Eastern Market Main Street, Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID), DC Food Policy Council, EMPDC, the Hill Center, and ANC 6B. Representatives of these organizations will be invited to one of our stakeholder meetings in February, so these initial meetings were more for us to learn more about each organization. Please email us at if we have missed your community organization and you would like to participate.

The Consensus Building Institute has designed stakeholder meetings for the end of February. The schedule of meetings will include working meetings with market merchants, vendors, and farmers as well as working meetings with community organization representatives and nearby business owners. There will also be additional avenues for providing feedback on the recommendations later in the Spring. More details and meeting dates will be posted when they are available.

We've met with management of the following public markets: Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster PA, Boston Public Market, and Findlay Market in Cincinnati. We have learned a tremendous amount from these other markets that we are really excited to publish. Management from these other markets have extremely generous in giving us their time and their ideas. We have learned about some really great ideas that are working at other markets. We will be looking into feasibility of implementing some of these good ideas with the Eastern market stakeholders in February.

Lastly, the surveys will remain live for at least a month, so please take it at your earliest convenience. Please also help by sending to friends & neighbors as well as posting on social media for others to take. We want all voices represented in this survey. Click here to take the survey.

If you have comments or feedback outside of the community engagement process, feel free to email us at


This program is being funded, partially or fully, through the District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

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