Monumental Core Framework Plan

Monumental Core Framework Plan

The “Monumental Core” is the symbolic and actual federal center of Washington, D.C. and includes the National Mall and surrounding areas to the north, east, and south, and extending west across the Potomac River into Virginia. The Monumental Core includes federal parkland, including the National Mall, the Capitol Complex of buildings and grounds, a variety of federal buildings and some private and semi-public buildings. In 2005, federal and District government agencies began to work together on a coordinated program, called “Planning Together for Central Washington”. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) joined together to prepare a framework plan for four key areas of the Monumental Core north and south of the National Mall. Work on this framework plan began in 2006 and NCPC and CFA approved the final report, Monumental Core Framework Plan: Connecting New Destinations with the National Mall, in April 2009. At the same time, the National Park Service began preparing the National Mall Plan, which is the area at the center of the Monumental Core (see National Mall)

Documents

icon Testimony on the Final Draft Monumental Core Framework Plan
April 2, 2009 , John Fondersmith, AICP
icon Comments on the Draft National Capital Framework Plan
October 9, 2008 , John Fondersmith, AICP and Laura Richards
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