- C100 Testimony OP Roundtable On Affordable Housing Nov22
- November 13, 2022, Shelly Repp & Laura Richards
At an Office of Planning Roundtable November 1, 2022 on ways to encourage affordable housing, Shelly Repp testified for the Committee of 100 that now is the time for the Office of Planning to recommend application of the Inclusionary Zoning Program (IZ) to the current exempt downtown zones. We stated that the IZ Program is one tool available to address current office vacancies and create a vibrant, livable and diverse downtown.
- C100 Testimony DC Council Zoning Oversight
- March 18, 2021, Kirby Vining
C100 testified at the D.C. Council's annual performance oversight hearing on the Office of Zoning for FY20 on March 18, 2021, focusing on the Commission's appearance of favoritism toward the development community and the Commission's failure to comply with basic provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. C100 asserted that these shortcomings undermined public confidence in the Commission's work.
- C100 Comments Zoming Comission IZ Formula
- March 5, 2021, Kirby Vining
C100 submitted comments to the revised Expanded IZ formula, demonstrating through a painstaking analysis that Expanded IZ in some instances could produce fewer affordable units than would be produced under existing IZ provisions. C100 also questioned whether Expanded IZ would discourage the use of Planned Unit Developments (in favor of matter of right construction), thus limiting the public voice in planning.
- C100 Comments Zoning Commission IZ
- January 28, 2021, Kirby Vining
C100 wrote to urge the Zoning Commission not to hold a scheduled vote on final text amendments, citing a grave procedural flaw: the final rule text was based on a formula different from that advertised in the proposed rules issued for comment. The revised formula was one requested by a building industry trade association in comments filed on the last day for public comment. The Commission declined to accept C100's filing but nevertheless reissued the rule.
- C100 Comments Expanded Inclusionary Zoning
- November 13, 2020, Kirby Vining
C100 testified on proposed amendments to Zoning Regulations to create Expanded IZ, asserting the immense density increases would result in exchange for a relative handful of affordable units. C100 also noted the thinness of the public record and the outsize influence of the development community in dr. C100 urged further consideration before draft rules were issued for public comment. The Zoning Commission proceeded with the rulemaking.
- C100 Testimony Office Of Planning Case 20-02 Enhanced IZ
- July 15, 2020, Kirby Vining
C100 testified at the Office of Planning’s July 15, 2020 Roundtable on Case 20-02: Enhanced IZ, arguing both that existing IZ has some problems not dealt with at all by Enhanced IZ, and the proposed Enhanced IZ also would allow map amendments for certain properties, thereby eliminating a contested case where benefits and harms could be entertained.