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The National Capital Planning Commission’s new website is now live. Featuring a vibrant new color scheme, enhanced content, a more user-friendly format, and much more, the new site is a “go-to” destination for learning about planning in the nation’s capital. Check it out and tell us what you think.

Commission to Review
at MLK Memorial

In response to a request from the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, NCPC has scheduled a special meeting on Monday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m. to review perimeter security at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Honoring America’s preeminent civil rights leader, the memorial will be located in West Potomac Park near the Tidal Basin. NCPC gave final approval to the memorial’s design, except for perimeter security, in September 2008. Members of the public who wish to provide testimony must register by October 23. An Environmental Assessment is available for public review. Comments on the EA will be accepted through October 19.

Better Parks in DC

Public Meeting Tuesday, October 27

CapitalSpace, a joint initiative of NCPC, the National Park Service, and the government of the District of Columbia, envisions a beautiful, high-quality, and unified park system for the nation’s capital, which is home to approximately 9,300 acres of parks and open space. To learn more about this unprecedented effort, watch a short video, and join us at a public meeting on Tuesday, October 27. The meeting will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Library in northwest Washington, D.C. from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by email to events@capitalspace.gov. Comments on the draft plan will be accepted through December 8. You can download it at www.capitalspace.gov.


Commission Comments on DC World War I Memorial

At its October meeting the Commission provided favorable comments on the National Park Service’s concept designs for restoring and rehabilitating the District of Columbia World War I Memorial. Located on the National Mall, the memorial honors District
residents who fought and died in the conflict. Plans call for cleaning and repairing the memorial and restoring the grounds to their original design. The project will come before the Commission again for preliminary and final review.

NCPC Wins Thoth Award

The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored NCPC with a Thoth Award for its 2008 Annual Report: Toward a Sustainable Future. The report highlights NCPC’s role in assembling 15 national capitals from around the world to explore the role of capital cities in creating a greener planet. This is third award in three years given in recognition of the agency’s annual reports.

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