The National Capital Planning Commission and the District of Columbia Office of Planning have engaged consultant teams and started various studies to help inform the development of recommendations that will be presented to Congress later this fall.
Submitted by william on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:26pm
In the next few weeks NCPC and the District Office of Planning will hold Phase 1 public meetings to discuss the work underway for the joint Height Master Plan for Washington, DC. Each meeting will provide updates on the scope and schedule of the study; outline how other cities manage building height; and provide opportunities for public feedback. The meetings’ objective is to gather input on how Washington’s Height of Buildings Act impacts federal and local interests.
There have been some recent news stories and blog posts noting the sighting of tethered balloons over Arlington National Cemetery and the National Arboretum in the last couple of weeks.
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.