Study of Washington, DC's Height Act Underway
NCPC and the DC Office of Planning are working on the Height Master Plan for Washington, DC. The Congressionally-requested study will explore the impact of strategic changes to the federal Height of Buildings Act of 1910 considering local economic development goals, federal interests, national security concerns, compatibility to surrounding neighborhoods, local residents’ input, and other related factors. The first phase features an analysis of peer capital cities and will explore federal and local interests. The study will wrap up with recommendations to Congress in fall 2013.
The Commission was briefed on the proposed study process at their March meeting. To see the presentation and learn more about the study, visit the new website www.ncpc.gov/heightstudy. Public involvement and opportunities to comment will be provided throughout the process.