June 6, 2013

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Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements - Amendments to the Federal Workplace Element
(File number CP01G)

The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) adopted updated policies for the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital's Federal Workplace Element. The Federal Elements are blueprints for long-range federal development in the National Capital Region, and set out policies and goals that guide federal planning. The Federal Workplace Element specifically provides guidance to federal agencies on locating, developing, and managing federal workplaces. The updated polices would not go into effect until all of the Federal Elements are updated and ready for publishing.

The updated element's policies reflect changes since the Comp Plan was last updated in 2004 including how federal facilities are located, managed, and arranged. In addition to the reorganization of policy areas and update to various sections, the changes were primarily directed to updating federal employment data, providing a focus on the siting of federal facilities, and providing guidance to federal agencies on the reuse of federal land and space.

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Information Presentation: SW Ecodistrict: 10th Street Streetscape and Banneker Connection Concepts
(File number 7003)

The Commission also heard an information presentation updating them on concept ideas for streetscape improvements to 10th Street, SW and for a temporary connection from Banneker Park to the Southwest Waterfront. These ideas are being developed through the SW Ecodistrict Initiative. More developed concepts for these two areas will be presented to the Commission in the fall. NCPC does not take action on information presentations.

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Consent Calendar: The Commission votes on Consent Calendar items without staff presentations or public testimony.

Delegated Decisions: Projects for which the Commission delegated decision-making authority to the Chairman, Executive Committee, or Executive Director.