On behalf of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council, I’m excited to provide you with an update on the SW Playground Project.

In February, our ANC6D unanimously approved our LAB architect’s final design and proposed concept for infrastructure upgrades and a playground at 3rd and I Streets SW.

Our team, which includes LAB, civil engineers, Wiles Mensch, and DC Parks and Recreation, have been working diligently over the last few months to prepare the construction documents needed to put the project out to bid for a contractor. The main issue involving the storm water and drainage system in the park that delayed us has finally been resolved.

The construction documents were turned over to DPR the first week in June and are set to be placed to bid. This process can take approximately 30-60 days. Once a certified contractor has been accepted, the permits will be pulled and the work will begin. We expect that the entire project will take approximately 6-8 weeks, and will be completed this Fall!

As Project Manager, I will continue to keep the community updated as we take each step through this process. The CBCC and SW Playground Project thank each of you for your continued support. It’s been a long road, but it’s finally happening!

By Felicia Couts

Project Manager

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