2700 S Nelson St Placemaking Plan: Community Engagement Data Analysis

2700 Nelson Community Engagement Data Report Cover

The 2700 South Nelson Project is planned to replace the two buildings acquired by Arlington County at 2700 South Nelson Street and 2701 South Oakland Street with a temporary flexible outdoor arts and maker space.

As a part of the Public Engagement process of the project, the Graham Projects design team and Arlington County officials engaged nearly 400 participants through several outreach strategies; including targeted meetings with key stakeholder groups, a public virtual Kick Off Presentation, two in-person Pop-Ups reaching residents at popular gathering spots, and an online Engagement Web Page where folks could respond to different examples of public art and placemaking; and share their ideas for colors, thematic inspiration, local history, and on-site programming.

The 2700 S Nelson St Placemaking Plan: Community Engagement Data Analysis(PDF, 4MB) report examines the results of these community engagement strategies. The prevailing public preferences represented in the Image Voting, Color options, Open-Ended Survey Questions, and Community Inspiration will all serve to inform the designs that Graham Projects and team will develop and share back with Arlington County and the public for further feedback. Ultimately this process will lead to a final design to transform the site into an inclusive outdoor public space for arts programming and performances driven by and serving the community.

Visit the 2700 South Nelson Project page for information about the project.