Proposed DC Ward Maps Released (Yes, Shaw Goes to 6)

by May 26, 2011 at 7:25 am 4,977 4 Comments

Proposed Ward 2 map, DC redistricting, Shaw, Borderstan

Click on image for the map at Scribd: The DC Council subcommittee on redistricting has released a proposed redistricting map for DC’s wards based on 2010 Census results.

From Matty Rhoades

Over at Scribd, you can get a look at the proposed new D.C. Ward maps based on the 2010 Census results. In addition, the DC Council subcommittee’s report on redistricting is also available.

The information was released by email Wednesday evening from the office of Councilmember Michael A. Brown (I-At Large).

Yes, Ward 2 residents, Shaw does go to Ward 6 on the proposed map. In the Borderstan area, the eastern boundary of Ward 2 is now essentially 9th Street and 7th Street NW.

This map shows what territory was moved between Wards 2 and 6. The thick gray line is the current boundary between the two wards. The area being moved from Ward 6 to 7 is also visible on this map.

You can also compare the new boundary to the current one on the DC Citizen Atlas map of Ward 2 — the boundary now in this area is New Jersey Avenue NW. There are also some changes and additions to Ward 2 downtown and near the National Mall.

The eastern boundary of Ward 2 looks like a series of stairsteps and the addition of Shaw to Ward 6 would give that ward a neck or panhandle on the northwest side.

Today at 1 pm (Thursday, May 26) the subcommittee will vote on the proposed map — one map with all eight wards for the city. Members are Brown, Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Phil Mendelson (D-At Large).

  1. Ward 1
  2. Ward 2
  3. Ward 3
  4. Ward 4
  5. Ward 5
  6. Ward 6
  7. Ward 7
  8. Ward 8

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