National Capital Planning Commission
Newsletter — February 2014

Five Questions for Commissioner Dixon

Arrington Dixon has served the National Capital Planning Commission since 1995, and was recently reappointed for another term. Mr. Dixon is a long-time DC resident, with public sector service including chair and member of the District of Columbia Council. Find out what he had to say when we sat down with him.

An interview with Commissioner Dixon

Next Commission Meeting
March 6, 2014 | 1:00PM

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Tentative agenda [PDF]
Project materials
Recent Commission actions
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February 27 Speaker Series: Planning Law & Order

Come hear a panel of legal and planning experts who will examine the region's legal authorities, look at how they shape planning approaches, and discuss potential impacts on achieving shared goals. Attendees will learn about the role of federal and regional entities; how planning laws vary between Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; and how current trends may influence these laws. CM | 1.5 | Law

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February Commission Meeting Recap

Prior to its February meeting, the Commission visited the first segments of the new DC Streetcar system, which is expected to offer passenger service later this year. That afternoon the District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) Chief Engineer Nick Nicholson and his team gave the Commission an information presentation on the system's status. NCPC staff have been working with DDOT to address streetcar system impacts on federal resources. The Commission approved concept plans for an expansion project at the Kennedy Center as well as preliminary plans for the modernization plans of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Headquarters Building located at 17th and G Streets, NW.

More information about the meeting

Potential March Commission Meeting Agenda Items

Items that may come before the Commission for review on March 6 include a screening facility at the Washington Monument; renovation plans for Erskine and Roberdeau Halls at the Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda; and screening and conference center additions at the Federal Reserve’s Martin Building.

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Take Aways

Harriet Tregoning of the DC Office of Planning will leave the Commission as of February 23 for a new position with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Congratulations Harriet, and best of luck!

Don't forget to check out NCPC's 2013 Year in Review.