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.
- C100 Comments On OP Draft Wisconsin Avenue Development Framework
- November 15, 2023, Shelly Repp
The draft Framework is a glossy PR piece of what the upper Wisconsin corridor could look like. However, it is unlikely that the proposed up-zoning alone will lead to that result. The Framework falls far short of satisfying Comprehensive Plan requirements of providing for truly affordable housing, assuring adequate supporting infrastructure, and protecting contiguous neighborhoods from massive overshadowing without adequate step-downs in place. Critical implementation details, including mechanisms to achieve the Framework’s vision, are missing.
- C100 Comments DCEJC New York Ave NE Vision
- June 1, 2023, Caroline Petti , Preshona Ambrie, & LaTricea Adams
Roughly half of the city’s industrially-zoned property is located in Ward 5 and much of it is centered in the New York Avenue NE Future Planning Analysis Area. For too long, residents of this area have had to endure the ill effects of adjacent industrial activity and accompanying poverty, unemployment, and economic distress. As the DC Office of Planning embarks on planning for new commercial and residential growth in this area, meeting the needs of existing and long-term residents must come first.
- 2023-05-19 C100 Comments OP Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines
- May 19, 2023, Shelly Repp
The Guidelines fail to address several issues, as the Council has directed. This is a basic flaw that must be corrected prior to submission of the Guidelines for use in any forum.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- NCPC Letter to C100
- October 19, 2010, Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, NCPC
Clarification of NCPC’s opinion of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments Act.
- C100 Testimony DC Council – Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 2010 (Bill 18-0867)
- September 28, 2010, Alma Gates, Chairperson, C100 Zoning Subcommittee
- 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.