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DC 311 Smartphone App

Designed primarily to drive calls down from the Citywide Call Center (311), the DC311 Smartphone App’s function will also aid in promoting the OUC’s use of current technology.

Empowers residents and visitors by enabling users to be proactive in reporting issues in their neighborhood and city with an instant application on their smartphone device.

Download the app:

311 App QR Codes


Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, being about to provide 9-1-1 with all details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed could be the difference between life and death.

The Smart911 option, already in place elsewhere in many parts of the country is now available in Washington, DC.  See below for more information and watch the video for ways you can use this service to help your family stay safe.

Smart911 Video


Mid City East Plan: For the neighborhoods of North Capitol, Florida Avenue and Rhode Island
Goals: The objective of the Office of Planning’s (OP’s) Small Area Plan is to revitalize North Capitol Street, Rhode Island Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, New York Avenue and Florida Avenue as thriving retail and pedestrian‐friendly corridors, and preserve the individual character of adjoining neighborhoods.  Concurrently, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is initiating a Livability Study to improve pedestrian and bike safety, transit and vehicular flow in the area. OP, DDOT and a consultant team will work with agencies, community members, property owners and businesses to:

Realize the collective goals of the planning area, stitched together by major corridors – and develop revitalization, neighborhood conservation, land use, transportation, zoning and public realm recommendations that will improve the quality of individual neighborhoods.

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