CFA 18/OCT/18-5


10th Street, SW (L'Enfant Plaza)
Washington, DC
United States

D.C. Department of Transportation
10th Street promenade median
Interim landscape improvements, planters, and movable furnishings
Review Type


Dear Mr. Marootian:

In its meeting of 18 October, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved a concept proposal for interim landscape improvements to 10th Street, SW, between Independence Avenue and the Benjamin Banneker Overlook. The Commission members welcomed the proposal to add trees, shading structures, and seating to improve this currently inhospitable stretch of 10th Street, and they encouraged the future development of a permanent streetscape design that could also incorporate improvements to the drive lanes, sidewalks, and the segment of the street adjacent to the new International Spy Museum.

The Commission looks forward to the implementation of this proposal to improve the important corridor between the Southwest waterfront and the National Mall. Please coordinate the next submission with the staff which, as always, is available to assist you.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

Jeff Marootian, Director
D.C. Department of Transportation
55 M Street, SE, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20003

cc: Stephen Moore, Southwest Business Improvement District
Michael Vergason, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects