Parks & Environment

Parks & Environment

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.

Documents

icon 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.
icon 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.
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