Ready, Set, Go!

April 26, 2013
William Herbig, NCPC

Some of you call Washington, DC your home, to others it is your nation’s capital.  However you experience this great city, we welcome you.  Thanks for checking out this website and blog. 

Viewed from a distance or experienced walking down the street, a city’s form helps shape its identity and affects its growth and vitality. By setting a maximum limit on building heights city-wide, the federal Height Act plays a key role in sculpting Washington’s skyline and buildings. 

The National Capital Planning Commission and the District of Columbia Office of Planning are working together over the next several months on a Height Master Plan for Washington, DC.  On behalf of our two agencies, we’re excited to be working together and with you on this important study.

Between now and September, we invite you to discuss, debate, and help shape the future form of our city. This blog is an important component of the public conversation we will be having.  Throughout the study, we will be sharing information, highlighting key issues under discussion, and inviting others to share their perspectives.   We’re just getting started on the public components of the study and much more will roll-out in the months ahead!  As work products are released, they’ll be here and we’ll encourage your review and comment.

Make sure you sign up on-line so that we can keep in touch with you.   This website,, is here for you to find out all things related to building heights in Washington, DC. 

We look forward to all of the heightened conversations in the months ahead.

National Capital Planning Commission