National Capital Planning Commission


Plans & Studies

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital sets out the policies that guide planning for the National Capital Region. They promote the sustainable development of the region, preserve the capital’s image and historic character, and improve the efficiency of the federal government.

NCPC prepares and updates the Federal Elements of the Comprehensive Plan in accordance with the National Capital Planning Act for aspects of capital city life in which the federal government has an interest.

Separate District Elements of the Comprehensive Plan are prepared by the DC Office of Planning and are subject to NCPC review.

Federal Capital Improvements Program

NCPC reviews annual capital budgeting proposals from federal agencies for projects to be carried out over the next 6 years. NCPC evaluates them for consistency with federal and local planning policies and prioritizes projects in the FCIP report, released every September.

The deadline for FCIP 2013-2018 proposals is June 15, 2012. Each agency must prepare its submission in accordance with the posted instructions and meet the deadlines for submitting program materials. Download instructions >>

Key Planning Areas

NCPC has many other initiatives that advance the long-range vision for the capital city and surrounding area. Select a topic to find out more.

Key Planning Areas Embassies Infrstructure Revitalization Transportation Sustainability Urban Design Commemoration Parks and Waterfronts

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