Zoning Regulation Revisions

The Zoning Act of March 1, 1920 established the Zoning Commission for the District of Columbia.  With impetus from the Lewis Commission of 1950, a more comprehensive set of regulations was implemented in 1958.  These regulations were in use, expanded and revised until...

Downtown

Office buildings dominate DC’s Downtown. However, the shift in office habits prompted by the coronavirus pandemic has caused Downtown to be emptier than it was previously. The corresponding decline in the value of office buildings downtown also has affected the...

Planning and Zoning Oversight

The Committee of 100 participates in Council oversight of the Office of Planning, the Office of Zoning, the Zoning Commission, and the Board of Zoning Adjustment to convey how these agencies and bodies interact to support sound land use and development decision-making...

Racial Equity

The DC Council highlighted racial equity as a city-wide value and goal in the 2021 DC Comprehensive Plan.  The Council specifically directed that land use decisions should include a racial equity analysis to account for past discrimination and avoid future outcomes...

Individual Zoning Cases

The Committee of 100 on occasion testifies or submits comments on individual zoning cases where the subject doesn’t fit under the other defined zoning categories.   Document Library Individual Zoning Cases pdfC100 Testimony DC Council on DC Archives Caroline...

Corridor Plans

In the last revision of the Comprehensive Plan, large stretches of DC corridors like Connecticut, Wisconsin and New York Avenues were targeted for up-zoning, encouraging development to new heights and limiting community engagement. The Committee of 100 works ensure...