The Parks and Open Space Subcommittee works to ensure the preservation of parks and open space in Washington, D.C. in line with the principles of the McMillan Plan.
- C100 Comments Anacostia Waterfront
- March 16, 2017, Stephen A. Hansen & Beth Purcell
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (C100) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Anacostia Park, a vital community and natural resource. The management plan describes four alternatives: three action alternatives and a no-action alternative, and analyzes the potential impacts these alternatives would have on the natural, cultural, and human environment. We agree with the National Park Service that Alternative 3 should be the preferred alternative, and offer suggestions to enhance its positive aspects.
- 2016-05-11 C100 Report On Proposed Bird Friendly Changes To The DC Building Code
- May 11, 2016, Parks & Environment Subcommittee
In a few months (DOEE), DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and other agencies will begin the three-year cycle of reviewing the DC Building Code (regulations, not a statute) for possible changes. This is an opportunity to improve the building code by adopting architectural and lighting standards to improve bird safety as part of the city's commitment to energy conservation and green building. Changes to the DC Green Building Code to make buildings more bird-friendly will reduce bird collisions with buildings, save lives of birds, and save energy. Other cities have changed their building codes to mandate standards for bird-safe buildings.
- 2015-04-30 C100 Comments On Re-proposed Regulations On Private Improvements To DDOT-Controlled Pocket Parks, 24 DCMR 3314
- April 30, 2015 , Nancy MacWood
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (C 100) greatly appreciates the efforts of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to protect public triangle parks for public use, a vital benefit to District of Columbia residents. Our comments, filed before the deadline of May 3, 2015, follow.