Zoning Regulation Rewrite

Zoning Regulation Rewrite

Office of Planning initiated a three year public effort in 2008 to review, revise and rewrite sections of the District’s Zoning Code, found in Title 11 of the DC Municipal Regulations. The District of Columbia Zoning Commission is holding a series hearings on the recommendations for each of the subject areas; and, testimony submitted by Committee of 100 members to the Zoning Commission is presented below by subject area. Upon completion of the hearings, the Office of Planning and Office of Zoning in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General will codify the language preliminarily approved by the Zoning Commission into a final cohesive zoning document.

A Zoning Task Force was established to work in an advisory capacity with the Office of Planning on the rewrite. Five Committee of 100 members were appointed to the Task Force by the Mayor and Members of Council. Committee members’ efforts on the Task Force have included pressing the Office of Planning to present zoning rule changes that will simplify the Zoning Code without compromising the regulations that have guided and established the District’s built character; and, questioning in testimony before the Zoning Commission whether proposed changes conflict with Comprehensive Plan policies.

Documents

icon Proposed Order
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon Memorandum Of Points And Authorities
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 20
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon C100 Virginia Avenue Tunnel Complaint
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon Motion For Preliminary Injunction
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 19
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 18
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 17
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 16
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 15
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 14
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 13
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 11
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 10
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 9
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 8
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 7
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 6
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 5
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 4
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 2
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 1
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100
icon C100 Fact Sheet On ZZR Neigborhood Policy Changes
June 12, 2014, Zoning Subcommittee
icon C100 Fact Sheet On ZZR ADU Changes
June 12, 2014, Zoning Subcommittee
icon C100 Fact Sheet On ZRR Downtown Changes
June 12, 2014, Zoning Subcommittee
icon 2014-02-26 C100 ZRR Presentation To Ward 8
February 26, 2014, Nancy MacWood and Alma Gates
icon Zoning Regulation Revision Ward One Presentation
February 8, 2014, Nancy MacWood
At the invitation of DC Councilmember Jim Graham, the Zoning Subcommittee presented an overview of the affect of proposing zoning regulation revisions on Ward One.
icon 2014-02-08 ZRR Ward One Presentation Revised
February 8, 2014, Nancy MacWood
icon ZRR: What’s Changing? Briefing and Notes
January 17, 2013, Commitee of 100 on the Federal City
icon C100 Fact Sheet On ZZR Parking Changes
January 1, 2014, Zoning Subcommittee
icon 2013-07-26 C100 Letter To ZC Chair Hood Regarding ZRR Hearing Process
July 26, 2013, Nancy MacWood
The C100 offers suggestions to the Chair of the Zoning Commission regarding the process for approving the proposed Zoning Regulations Rewrite.
icon C100 Letter To Zoning Commission Chair Hood Regarding Zoning Regulations Rewrite Update
June 18, 2012, 
icon 2014-11-12 Exhibit 3
November 12, 2014, Committee of 100

Administration & Enforcement

icon C100 Letter To the Zoning Commission Regarding the Publication of Revised Zoning Regulations
November 11, 2011, George Clark
The C100 recommends that the Zoning Task Force have at least 60 days to analyze proposed draft regulations prior to meeting to discuss how the technical language implements the concepts approved by the Zoning Commission and how the details of the various proposed regulations follow Comprehensive Plan policies and compliments or eliminates current zoning regulations which will be of interest to the public.
icon C100 Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Review: Administration, Enforcement and Procedures (Case No. 08-06-15)
February 17, 2011, Alma Gates, Chairperson, C100 Zoning Subcomittee
Alma Gates testified on behalf of the Committee before the Zoning Commission regarding the Administration, Enforcement & Procedures section of the zoning regulations rewrite.

Arts & Culture

icon C100 Post Hearing Comments ZC Zoning Regulations Rewrite – Arts & Culture
October 18, 2008, Nancy MacWood, C100 Member and Vice-Chair
Post hearing comments by Nancy MacWood on behalf of the Committee of 100 clarifying her testimony of September 25, 2008, and the Committee’s position.
icon C100 Testimony ZC Zoning Regulations Rewrite – Arts & Culture
September 18, 2008, Nancy MacWood, C100 Member and Vice-Chair
Testimony of Nancy MacWood on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the Zoning Commission regarding zoning regulations changes relating to arts and culture.

Campus/Institutional

icon Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Campus/Institutional (Case No. 08-06-7)
December 27, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Campus Plans/Institutional (Case No. 08-06-7)
December 11, 2008, Testimony of Alma Hardy Gates, ANC 3D05

Commercial Corridors

icon FNA Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Commercial Zones: Mapping and Use Principals (Case No. 08-06-5)
October 23, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association

Design Review

Flood Plain

icon Comments on DRAFT Stormwater Management Regulations
July 25, 2009, Alma Gates

Green Area Ratio

icon 2010-12-20 Green Area Ratio Gates
December 20, 2010, Testimony of Alma Gates

Height

icon Letter on Height Recommendations (Case No. 08-06)
September 17, 2010, by Nancy J. MacWood, Member, Zoning Regulation Rewrite Task Force
Letter To Mr. Anthony Hood, Chair, D.C. Zoning Commission and Members of the Zoning Commission
icon C100 Testimony Before the Zoning Commission Regarding Proposed Changes in Building Height Regulation
September 25, 2008, Barbara Zartman
Testimony of Barbara Zartman on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the Zoning Commission regarding proposed changes in building height regulation.

Industrial

icon C100 Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulation Rewrite: Production, Distribution and Repair Zones (Case No. 08-06)
February 24, 2011, Alma Gates
Alma Gates testified on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the Zoning Commission regarding the industrial section of the zoning regulations rewrite.

Low/Moderate Density Residential

icon C100 Testimony Zoning Commission Pop-ups
January 15, 2015, Alma Gates
We support the Zoning Commission’s interest in stopping the practice of vertical additions on row houses, colloquially known as pop-ups. This scheme to capture profit by building to the maximum height allowance has resulted in stark interruptions of the most notable features of row house blocks – symmetry and rhythm.
icon Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Low to Moderate Density Residential (Case No. 08-06-8)
April 9, 2009, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Low to Moderate Density Residential
April 9, 2009, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Presentation To the C100 Membership Regarding the Residential Zoning Regulations Rewrite
February 16, 2011, Nancy MacWood
Powerpoint slides that accompanied a presentation by C100 Zoning Subcommittee Nancy MacWood detailing the proposed changes to the residential zoning regulations and their potential impact for residential neighborhoods.

Medium/High Density Commercial & Residential

icon C100 Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Medium- and High-Density Residential (Case No. 08-06-14)
December 9, 2010, Ann Hughes Hargrove
Detailed testimony by Committee member Ann Hughes Hargrove on the revisions of zoning regulations related to medium- and high-density residential zones.
icon Graphic Images Referenced in Testimony Above
December 9, 2010, Ann Hughes Hargrove

Mixed/Other Districts

Parking & Loading

icon 2014-09-12 C100 Press Release -- City Faces Curbside Parking Chaos
September 12, 2014, Nancy MacWood
The Committee of 100 (C100) has asked Mayor Gray, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Mary Cheh to stop the DC Zoning Commission from further consideration of the Office of Planning’s (OP) “one-size-fits-all” parking regulations that are at odds with recommendations recently released in the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) detailed and thoughtful Curbside Management Study. (Chairman Mendelson has oversight over zoning and planning and Councilmember Cheh oversees transportation.)
icon C100 Letter Mayor Gray Curbside Parking Study
September 11, 2014, Nancy MacWood & Meg Maguire
The Committee of 100 (C100) has asked Mayor Gray, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Mary Cheh to stop the DC Zoning Commission from further consideration of the Office of Planning’s (OP) “one-size-fits-all” parking regulations that are at odds with recommendations recently released in the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) detailed and thoughtful Curbside Management Study. (Chairman Mendelson has oversight over zoning and planning and Councilmember Cheh oversees transportation.)
icon C100 Letter Mendelson Cheh Curbside Parking Study
September 11, 2014, Nancy MacWood & Meg Maguire
icon C100 Letter Zoning Commission Curbside Parking Study
September 11, 2014, Nancy MacWood & Meg Maguire
icon C100 Comments Regarding the Location of Parking Spaces within Residential Zones
July 28, 2011, Alma Gates
Comments of Alma Gates on behalf of the Committee of 100 regarding proposed changes in the location of parking spaces on residential lots.
icon C100 Testimony Before the Zoning Commission Regarding Parking Within Residential Zones
April 28, 2011, Alma Gates
Comments of Alma Gates on behalf of the Committee of 100 regarding proposed changes in the location of parking spaces on residential lots.
icon Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading November 2010 (Case No. 08-06)
November 15, 2010, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon FNA Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading, October 2008 (Case No. 08-06-3)
October 9, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon C100 Testimony Before the Zoning Commission Regarding Proposed Changes in Building Height Regulation
September 25, 2008, Barbara Zartman
icon C100 Testimony on Proposed Revisions to the Zoning Regulations Regarding Loading Zones (ZC 08-06-3)
September 4, 2008, Barbara Zartman, C100 Zoning Subcommittee Chair
C100 testimony by Barbara Zartman on proposed revisions to the zoning regulations concerning loading zones.
icon C100 Post Hearing Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Zoning Regulations (ZC 08-06-2)
August 28, 2008, Barbara Zartman, C100 Zoning Subcommittee Chair
C100 testimony by Barbara Zartman on proposed revisions to the zoning regulations concerning parking.
icon FNA Comments to Zoning Commision (Case No. 08-06-2)
August 27, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Parking Best Practices Attachment
August 27, 2008, 
icon Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading (Case No. 08-06-2)
August 27, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Attachments to the July 31, 2008 testimony of Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association: Spillover Map
July 31, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon
icon Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading July 2008 (Case No. 08-06-2)
July 31, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Zoning TF Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading (Case No. 08-06-2)
Testimony of Nancy J. MacWood Commissioner, ANC 3C 09, and Member of the DC Zoning Task Force., July 31, 2008, Nancy MacWood
icon Attachments to Testimony Regarding Comprehensive Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading, post-hearing filings
August 27, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association
icon Attachments to the July 28, 2008 Testimony of Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association: Comments to OP, April 16, 2008
July 28, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon
icon FNA Testimony ZC Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Parking/Loading (Case No. -08-06-2)
July 28, 2008, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association

Planned Unit Developments (PUD)

icon C100 Letter Mayor Gray Barry Farm PUD
September 15, 2014, Nancy MacWood
icon Comments ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Planned Unit Developments (Case No. 08-06-12)
October 4, 2010, Nancy J. MacWood, Member, Zoning Rewrite Task Force
Letter To Mr. Anthony Hood, Chair, D.C. Zoning Commission and Zoning Commission Members.
icon Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Planned Unit Developments (Case No. 08-06-12)
October 4, 2010, Alma Gates and Laura Richards, Zoning Subcommittee
icon FNA Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Planned Unit Developments (Case No. 08-06-12)
October 4, 2010, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association

Sustainability

icon NUT Comments ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Sustainability – Gates (Case No. 08-06-9)
May 21, 2009, Alma Hardy Gates, member – Neighbors United Trust
Testimony of Alma Hardy Gates on behalf of Neighbors United Trust.
icon C100 Comments ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Sustainability (Case No. 08-06-9)
May 21, 2009, Barbara Zartman, Chairperson – Zoning Subcommittee
icon Testimony Regarding Proposed Amendments to Zoning Regulations – Sustainability
May 21, 2009, Nancy J. MacWood, ANC 3C09
Zoning Commission Public Hearing for ZC #08-06-9.
icon Testimony Regarding D.C. Zoning Commission Public Hearing Case No. 08-06-8
May 21, 2009, Marilyn J. Simon on behalf of Friendship Neighborhood Association

ZC & BZA Procedures

Zoning Regulation Rewrite