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All kinds of plans are afoot in the region, from making it easier to travel across DC to building around transit in Reston to deciding on how to use the land in downtown DC that the FBI building will soon vacate. Share your thoughts on these matters and more at an upcoming event!

East-west travel in DC: DC’s Department of Transportation has new ideas about how to travel between Wards 1 and 5, which can be difficult. Hear about preliminary concepts and share your opinions on the project at the second meeting this Wednesday, April 20, from 6 pm to 8 pm at 770 Kenyon Street NW.

After the jump: Reston’s future, changes in Van Ness, provide feedback for MARC, help make King Street complete, and weigh in on what to do with the FBI building.

Help shape Reston’s future: Interested in how to develop around transit in Reston? Hear Fairfax Supervisor Cathy Hudgins’ vision at an open house this Wednesday, April 20. The meeting will be at 6 pm at 1140 South Lakes Drive in Reston.

A more lively Van Ness: In an effort to liven downtown Van Ness, the Office of Planning will unveil a new action strategy at an open house this Thursday, April 21, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the UDC Student Center (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW). The presentation will be followed by remarks from Van Ness Main Street and members of the community.

Give MARC advice: The MARC Train is a vital transit option between DC and Baltimore. Join the conversation about the MARC Train at the MARC Riders Advisory Council meeting this Thursday, April 21, at 444 North Capitol Street NW at 4:30 pm in room 235. The meetings run monthly, on the third Thursday.

Complete King Street: As part of the King Street Complete Street Project, the King Street corridor between Radford Street and Janneys Lane is slated for bike and pedestrian improvements. Share your opinions on the project at the third and final public meeting this Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm at TC Williams High School (3330 King Street).

FBI redevelopment: The plots of land currently occupied by the J. Edgar Hoover building on Pennsylvania Ave could be redeveloped. Head to a public meeting next Tuesday, April 26, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the National Capital Planning Commission (401 9th Street NW #500) to hear about and share your opinions on the redevelopment and future use of the plots. There will be a second meeting covering the same material on Thursday, April 28, at 9:30 am at the same location.

Calendar: Beyond what we’ve highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

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Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.