National Capital Planning Commission
Newsletter — May 2013

Height Master Plan Public Meetings

In the next few weeks NCPC and the District Office of Planning will hold the first round of public meetings to discuss the work underway for the joint Height Master Plan for Washington, DC. Each meeting will provide updates on the scope and schedule of the study; outline how other cities manage building height; and provide opportunities for public feedback. The meetings’ objective is to gather input on how Washington’s Height of Buildings Act impacts federal and local interests. Each session will follow the same format and agenda. There are three phases to the study and each will include opportunities for public input. The second round of public meetings are anticipated in late July 2013.

Monday, May 13, 2013 | Petworth Library
4200 Kansas Avenue, NW | Metro: Georgia Ave-Petworth
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday, May 18, 2013 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW | Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
10:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | National Capital Planning Commission
401 9th Street, NW Suite 500N | Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Savoy Elementary School
2400 Shannon, Place SE | Metro: Anacostia
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the study & attend a public meeting

Next Commission Meeting
June 6, 2013 | 1:00PM

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Weigh-in on Preliminary Concepts for 10th Street

Imagine 10th Street, SW as a place for festivals and events, or a living green corridor showcasing sustainability, or both! Imagine access from Banneker Park to the waterfront that allows people to stop and view the water as they descend the hill to Maine Avenue. As part of the SW Ecodistrict Initiative, NCPC and its local and federal partners are developing concepts to improve connections from the National Mall to the waterfront.

On May 21 at 6:30 PM, NCPC will host a public meeting to review design concepts and discuss what’s possible for this significant connection in Southwest.

Attend the public meeting

Take Aways

Artist Helen Marriage delivers keynote on redefining public space at April Speaker Series.

Preliminary plans for Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda Centrum Project approved.

Foggy Bottom Heritage Trail Story-Sharing Session, May 22 at 7:00 PM

Pennsylvania Avenue Environmental Assessment Scoping Meeting, May 29 at 5:00 PM

Draft Comprehensive Plan Foreign Missions Element Public Comment Opportunities.