Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 2010

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 2010

The Comprehensive Plan recommends that the first amendment cycle be initiated in 2008-2009 to correct any technical errors and make revisions to better reflect recent and significant policy changes that have occurred since 2006; however, the purpose of this amendment cycle was not to undertake a major revision of the Comprehensive Plan.

The Office of Planning initiated the first amendment process for the Comprehensive Plan of 2006 in April, 2009, which enabled residents, District agencies and stakeholders to suggest text amendments that address policies and actions, and map amendments that change the Future Land Use Map and the Generalized Policy Map of the Plan.

Several new policy initiatives have begun since 2006 including, transportation and transit issues, green and sustainability practices and adaptive reuse of District-owned facilities and infrastructure. Council has approved eight small area plans and Federal master plans, such as the Armed Forces Retirement Home have been approved.

A total of 229 amendments were initially submitted to the Office of Planning for consideration, some of which were not recommended for Council consideration; and, additional amendments were submitted for Council consideration following the Council hearing on Bill 18-867.

Testimony was delivered by the Committee of 100 to the DC Council on proposed Land Use Elements amendments that suggest altering the city’s height limit established by the Height of Buildings Act of 1910. Additional testimony and comments were submitted by Committee of 100 members.

Documents

icon Bill Wright Testimony NCPC – Comprehensive Plan Amendments
January 6, 2011, Bill Wright
Bill Wright testified as a concerned Capitol Hill resident as part of a panel before an NCPC hearing on the Comp Plan Amendments.
icon Drury Tallant Testimony NCPC – Comprehensive Plan Amendments
January 6, 2011, Drury Tallant
Drury Tallant testified as a concerned Capitol Hill resident as part of a panel before an NCPC hearing on the Comp Plan Amendments.
icon CHRS Testimony NCPC – Comprehensive Plan Amendments
January 6, 2011, Monte Edwards
Monte Edwards testified on behalf of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society as part of a panel before an NCPC hearing on the Comp Plan Amendments.
icon C100 Testimony NCPC – Comprehensive Plan Amendments
January 6, 2011, Alma Gates, Chairperson, C100 Zoning Subcommittee
Alma Gates testified on behalf of the Committee as part of a panel before an NCPC hearing on the Comp Plan Amendments.
icon NCPC Letter to C100
October 19, 2010, Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, NCPC
Clarification of NCPC’s opinion of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments Act.
icon C100 Testimony DC Council – Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 2010 (Bill 18-0867)
September 28, 2010, Alma Gates, Chairperson, C100 Zoning Subcommittee
icon NCPC Letter to Council Chair Vincent Gray
September 3, 2010, Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, NCPC
NCPC’s summary of its opinion of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments Act.
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