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Electronic Signs
and Other Visual Clutter

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Height of Buildings Act
Deserves More Attention

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Vistas and Viewsheds
Are Important to DC

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In 1923, a group of distinguished citizens founded The Committee of 100 on the Federal City to sustain and safeguard the fundamental values of the L’Enfant and McMillan Plans that give the nation’s capital much of its distinction, beauty and rich community character. As independent citizen advocates for sound planning, we are active city-wide in land use planning, zoning, transportation, historic preservation and parks and open space conservation.


The Planning Subcommittee responds to what is being proposed in a land use plan.


The Zoning Subcommittee seeks to promote land use policies and practices that are in conformance with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

Parks & Environment

The Parks and Environment Subcommittee preserves parks and open space in Washington, D.C. in line with the principles of the McMillan Plan.


The Transportation Sub-Committee promotes sound planning for commuter and passenger rail, streetcars, underground parking for neighborhood businesses and residents, and billboard and sign control.

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Subcommittee protects and preserves the significant historic properties, vistas, landscapes, and archaeology of D.C.