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Who We Are

The National Capital Planning Commission is the federal government’s planning agency for the National Capital Region. The 12-member Commission meets monthly to adopt, approve, or provide advice on plans and projects that impact the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The Commission is supported by a staff of planners, architects, urban designers, and other professionals.



The National Capital Planning Commission protects and enhances the extraordinary historical, cultural, and natural resources of the National Capital Region by crafting long-range plans, analyzing emergent planning issues, reviewing site development and building proposals, and monitoring federal capital investment.

Principal Responsibilities

NCPC's work is centered on four principal activities:

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Federal Capital Improvements
  • Review and Approval of Federal Plans and Projects, and
  • Special Initiatives

NCPC also coordinates the planning efforts of federal agencies that construct and renovate facilities within the National Capital Region; represents the federal government on a number of local and regional planning boards; and encourages public participation in all aspects of the agency's work.

NCPC Information

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National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street, NW, Washington DC 20004
Phone: 202-482-7200  |  Fax: 202-482-7272  |  Email: info@ncpc.gov