Commuter, Passenger and Freight Rail

  Union Station Opened in 1907, the Beaux-Arts station was designed by Daniel Burnham and is the southern terminus of the Northeast Corridor, the busiest passenger rail line in the nation. Union Station is the second busiest Amtrak station after New York City,...

Pennsylvania Avenue

Sometimes described as the America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue experienced significant change under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation in the 1970s. This National Historic Site is now being “reimagined” under the auspices of the...

Affordable Homeownership Assistance

Home ownership is one of the main ways to build generational wealth. DC has several financing programs to support this goal. C100 focuses on assessing the adequacy of funding, data on who benefits, and the impact on neighborhood preservation.   Links to External...

Height of Buildings Act

So I close with a cautionary note.  Be very careful as you gamble with the 100-year legacy of Washington’s Height Act. Take care not too open things up to casually.  I dare say, those height limits may be the single most powerful thing that has made this city so...

National Mall and Federal Enclave

Including Museums, Monuments and Memorials   This important area of the city is a particular focus of the Committee of 100 because of its importance to the city and its identity, and because there is generally no local residential population to monitor and...

Rebuilding of Downtown with Affordable Housing

C100 advocates for comprehensive planning for a downtown comeback that requires affordable housing in all residential development or redevelopment to ensure access to jobs, supportive services, and amenities. DC downtown is almost entirely built out. DC has the 3rd...