National Capital Planning Commission
Newsletter — June 2013

Height Study Public Meetings This Week

This week NCPC and the District Office of Planning host the last two public meetings as part of the initial phase of the Height Master Plan for Washington, DC. At the meetings, you will hear about the core principles shaping the plan and case studies from peer cities. You can share your ideas about how the Height of Buildings Act affects federal and local interests. Each meeting follows the same format and agenda. #HeightDC

MEETING #3: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
National Capital Planning Commission
401 9th Street, NW Suite 500N
Metro: Red Line, Gallery Pl-Chinatown

MEETING #4: Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Savoy Elementary School
2400 Shannon Place, SE
Metro: Green Line, Anacostia

Public meetings for Phase 2 of the study are scheduled for July 29-August 10, 2013.

Attend a meeting
See what's already been said (PDF)
Learn more about the study

Next Commission Meeting
June 11, 2013 | 1:00PM

Live video from Commission meetings is available online at:

Final agenda [PDF]
Project materials
Recent Commission actions
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Weigh In on the Draft Foreign Missions Element

The Comprehensive Plan's draft Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element provides policy goals for the federal government to plan a secure and welcoming environment for diplomatic and international activities. NCPC will host a public meeting to present the proposed policy updates. Draft updates respond to current planning initiatives related to a new chancery development area for a foreign missions center, and guidance for locating and siting for chanceries. Public comments accepted until July 5, 2013.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
National Capital Planning Commission
401 9th Street, NW Suite 500N
Metro: Red Line, Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Attend the meeting
View and comment on the draft policies

SW Ecodistrict Recommendations Advance

On May 21, NCPC released a set of preliminary design concepts for both 10th Street, SW and a connection at Banneker Overlook. One set of concepts looks to reimagine 10th Street as an active, tree-lined corridor that balances the civic qualities of the National Mall with the vitality of the city. The other focuses on an interim physical connection between Banneker Park and Maine Avenue. To meet the SW Ecodistrict’s aggressive sustainability targets both concepts focus on approaches to increase stormwater capture and water recycling. The online comment portal will remain open through June 21. #SWEcodistrict

Review and comment on the preliminary concepts

Take Aways

July Commission meeting moved to July 11 due to Independence Day.

Find out about Commission Actions from May.

SW Ecodistrict receives the 2013 Potomac and Maryland Chapter Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Public comment opportunity on the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan open thru June 13.

Herbert C. Hoover Building public comment opportunity closes June 21.

NCPC welcomes its 2013 Summer Associates: Andrew Peng, Annaly Galeas, & Justin Hyde.

Physical Planning Director Bill Dowd left NCPC to become GSA's project executive for Federal Triangle South. Elizabeth Miller became the division’s director in May. Congrats to both!