CFA 15/APR/21-4


Vacant lot at L and 3rd Streets, NE (1100 3rd Street, NE)
Washington, DC
United States

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation
Swampoodle Park II
New neighborhood park
Review Type
Previous Review
Submitted Documents


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