NCPC Plans for
On January 10, the National Capital Planning Commission launched a 60-day public comment period on its draft Open Government Plan. The plan serves to guide the agency's efforts to increase transparency, public participation, and collaboration. It outlines a number of initiatives that will provide enhanced access to the agency's records and data, and employ new technology to provide greater opportunities for engagement.
NCPC is seeking comments via a new online feedback forum. Visitors can vote and comment on the agency's proposed open government initiatives, as well as suggest ideas for other initiatives that NCPC should undertake. Feedback and comments will be accepted through March 11.
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Upcoming Commission Meeting Highlights
As part of the agency's ongoing work to increase public participation and awareness, NCPC will now post materials related to upcoming Commission meetings to the agency's website as they become available. Materials are now available for three of the action items tentatively slated for the February 3 Commission meeting — including the Eisenhower Memorial, the Georgetown Waterfront Park, and proposed updates to Parking and Loading Regulations in the District of Columbia.
Learn more about what the Commission expects to review »
Public Weighs in on New Museum for National Mall
On January 6, NCPC and the Smithsonian Institution co-hosted the second public meeting regarding the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Members of the public had the opportunity to view information boards during the open house and then ask questions following a formal presentation. Current plans call for the new museum to be built on a five-acre site on the National Mall. Construction of the NMAAHC is scheduled to begin in 2012 and welcome its first guests in 2015.
Learn more about plans for the NMAAHC »
2010: Year in Review
NCPC recently published its 2010 Annual Report — Achieving Balance: Serving the Nation's Capital and a Dynamic Living City. The report details the agency's efforts over the past year to meet federal and local city needs. It also highlights NCPC's progress on key initiatives including commemoration, sustainability, and mobility. Copies are available in print and online.
View the 2010 NCPC Annual Report »