C100 Press Release Exempting The Zoning Commission From Conforming To Comprensive Plan Is Bad Idea

Stephen A. Hansen

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (C100) has issued a statement in opposition to a specific provision in the “Priorities Statement” issued by a coalition of DC-area developers and non-profit organizations under the auspices of Greater Greater Washington, that would empower the Zoning Commission (ZC) to ignore the Council-adopted Comprehensive Plan.


The coalition’s proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan would: “Clarify zoning authority.  Through the Comprehensive Plan, the District should affirm that the Zoning Commission has the purview to allow increased density for Planned Unit Developments that supersedes the levels in the Comprehensive Plan’s maps in exchange for community benefits.”