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Thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback on the Height Master Plan. Citizens of 16 states and nine countries submitted more than 300 online comments. An additional 124 formal letters and written testimony were offered in direct responses to the draft recommendations released in Phase 3. On December 2, 2013 these comments, along with the final reports, were transmitted in support of the Congressional hearing "Changes to the Heights Act: Shaping Washington, DC for the Future, Part II". A video archive of the Congressional hearing and written testimony from NCPC's Executive Director Marcel Acosta and DCOP's Director Harriet Tregoning is available.

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is accepting public comments on the final reports through December 10, 2013.

Questions? Contact at 202.482.7200.

Phase 3 Meetings

Monday, December 2 | 10:00 AM
"Changes to The Height Act: Shaping Washington, DC, for the Future, Part II"

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Video

Tuesday, November 19 | 2:00 PM
NCPC Special Commission Meeting

401 9th Street, NW | Suite 500N
Washington, DC
Provide comments on the draft final recommendations which will be transmitted to Congress. Register to speak:
Deadline to sign-up to speak: November 18, noon.
Thursday, November 14
Release of draft final recommendations and report
NCPC's Height Master Plan draft final recommendations
and report available for review and posted at
Wednesday, October 30 | 4:30 PM
NCPC Public Hearing

401 9th Street, NW | Suite 500N
Washington, DC
NCPC hosts a formal public hearing on the draft District and NCPC reports. The order of speakers is determined by the order in which you register to speak, with requests received in advance going first. Onsite testimony registration begins at 3:30 PM. Those who registered to provide testimony at the original October 2 meeting will be contacted directly and will retain their order on the agenda.
Register to speak:
NCPC's Height Master Plan draft report

Submit comments to NCPC by email to, online, or mail:
401 9th Street, NW Suite 500 | Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, October 24 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA’S PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES The District’s Height Master Plan draft recommendations for modifications to the federal Height Act. Submit comments to Tanya Stern, DC Office of Planning,

Monday, October 28 | 9:30 AM
DC Council Committee of the Whole Public Oversight Hearing

John A. Wilson Building, Room 412
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
The Committee conducts a public hearing on the District’s Height Master Plan draft recommendations for modifications to the federal Height Act. To register to speak contact Jessica Jacobs, Legislative Counsel, at 202.724.8196 or
Commission Meeting
Thursday, September 12
1:00 PM
Request action to release draft federal interest report and findings for a 30-day public comment period.

Note: Meeting will include opportunity for public comment, but formal testimony is encouraged at the Special Commission Meeting on October 2.

Phase 3 Public Information Session
Wednesday, September 25
6:30 - 8:30 PM
NCPC will recap the study and public feedback; present the draft federal interest report and findings; and outline the final schedule for public outreach and submittal to Congress.

Phase 2 Meetings

Results of the visual modeling study and economic feasibility analysis will be presented at all sessions.
Phase 2 Kick-Off | Commission Work Session
Wednesday, July 24
10:00 AM - Noon
Note: No public testimony
National Capital Planning Commission (Ward 2)
401 9th Street, NW | Suite 500N
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown | Map
>> Listen to the meeting
Meetings listed below will follow a similar format and agenda.
Meeting 1: Saturday, August 3
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tenley-Friendship Library (Ward 3)
4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Metro: Tenleytown-AU | Map

Meeting 2: Tuesday, August 6
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library (Ward 7)
3935 Benning Road, NE
Metro: Minnesota Ave / Benning Road | Map

Meeting 3: Wednesday, August 7
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Library (Ward 1)
3160 16th Street, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights | Map

Meeting 4: Saturday, August 10
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Catholic University, Crough Center (Ward 5)
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Metro: Brookland-CUA | Map

Meeting 5: Tuesday, August 13
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Note: Photo ID required for entry   
DC Office of Planning (Ward 6)
1100 4th Street, SW | 2nd Floor Conference Room
Metro: Waterfront | Map

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Phase 1 Meetings

Meeting 1: Monday, May 13
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Petworth Library (Ward 4)
4200 Kansas Avenue, NW
Metro: Georgia Ave-Petworth

Meeting 2: Saturday, May 18
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MLK Central Library (Ward 2)
901 G Street, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Meeting 3: Tuesday, June 4
6:30 - 8:30 PM
National Capital Planning Commission (Ward 2)
401 9th Street, NW Suite 500
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Meeting 4: Thursday, June 6
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Savoy Elementary (Ward 8)
2400 Shannon Place, SE
Metro: Anacostia

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