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 the DC Council ordered a code revision and appointed a ZRR Task Force to represent the city wards and various organizations in the rewrite process.   A rewritten code was approved by the Zoning Commission in 2016.

 

Document Library

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C100 Comments on Zoning Case No. 22-25

Shelly Repp

C100 Comments on Zoning Proposed Rules (Case No. 22-25)

Date added: March 20, 2024
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C100 Testimony Zoning Commission Case No. 19-06

Stephen A. Hansen

The C100 opposes the proposed text amendment to Subtitle X on FAR aggregation in a Design Review case.  C100 wishes to reemphasize, the phrase “aggregation of FAR” never entered into discussions of the Design Review Process at Task Force meetings or hearings before the Zoning Commission, and the proposed text amendments should not be used as a means to circumvent the purposes and intent of the Zoning Regulations, or to result in action that is inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

Date added: July 19, 2019
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C100 Letter Anthony Hood Request for Clarification and correction of Order No. 15-18

Stephen A. Hansen

We are writing to seek clarification and correction of the Order mentioned above, specifically as to paragraphs 35-38 in which the Commission grants a waiver of more than 50% of the applicable PUD minimum area requirement of §2401.1 of the 1958 Zoning Regulations, notwithstanding the fact that a waiver of more than 50% is prohibited by §2401.2, and for this purpose to request that the Commission on its own motion stay the effectiveness of this Order under 11 DCMR §Z-701.1.

Date added: April 28, 2017
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C100 Memo Re: ZRR PUD Area Waiver Process Issues

C100 Zoning Subcommittee

It appears that none of the changes in  §X-301.1 and .2  regarding the zone districts in which the 100% waiver would be available were included in the advertised NPRM text, or recommended by OP to the Commission in its November 6, 2015 Memorandum, or addressed by the Commission at the November 16, 2016 meeting at which it considered OP’s recommendations, or, consequently, included in the Preliminary Final Rulemaking text adopted by the Commission at that meeting or contemplated in the instructions that the Commission gave as to preparation of the final text.

Date added: May 3, 2016
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C100 Testimony Zoning Commission Pop Ups

Alma Gates

We support the Zoning Commission’s interest in stopping the practice of vertical additions on row houses, colloquially known as pop-ups. This scheme to capture profit by building to the maximum height allowance has resulted in stark interruptions of the most notable features of row house blocks – symmetry and rhythm.

Date added: January 15, 2015
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C100 Fact Sheet on ZRR ADU Changes

Zoning Subcommittee

Date added: June 12, 2014
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C100 Fact Sheet on ZRR Downtown Changes

Zoning Subcommittee

Date added: June 12, 2014
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C100 Fact Sheet on ZRR Neighborhood Policy Changes

Zoning Subcommittee

Date added: June 12, 2014
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C100 ZRR Presentation to Ward 8

Nancy MacWood and Alma Gates

Date added: February 26, 2014
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ZRR Ward One Presentation

Nancy MacWood

At the invitation of DC Councilmember Jim Graham, the Zoning Subcommittee presented an overview of the affect of proposing zoning regulation revisions on Ward One.

Date added: February 8, 2014
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ZRR Ward One Presentation - Revised

Nancy MacWood

Date added: February 8, 2014
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ZRR: What’s Changing? Briefing and Notes

Commitee of 100 on the Federal City

Date added: January 17, 2014
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C100 Fact Sheet on ZRR Parking Changes

Zoning Subcommittee

Date added: January 1, 2014
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C100 Letter to ZC Chair Hood Regarding ZRR Hearing Process

Nancy MacWood

The C100 offers suggestions to the Chair of the Zoning Commission regarding the process for approving the proposed Zoning Regulations Rewrite.

Date added: July 26, 2013
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C100 Letter to Zoning Commission Chair Hood Regarding Zoning Regulations Rewrite Update

George R. Clark, Committee of 100 Chair

Date added: June 18, 2012
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C100 Letter To the Zoning Commission Regarding the Publication of Revised Zoning Regulations

George Clark

The C100 recommends that the Zoning Task Force have at least 60 days to analyze proposed draft regulations prior to meeting to discuss how the technical language implements the concepts approved by the Zoning Commission and how the details of the various proposed regulations follow Comprehensive Plan policies and compliments or eliminates current zoning regulations which will be of interest to the public.

Date added: November 11, 2011
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C100 Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Review: Administration, Enforcement and Procedures (Case No. 08-06-15)

Alma Gates, Chairperson, C100 Zoning Subcomittee

Alma Gates testified on behalf of the Committee before the Zoning Commission regarding the Administration, Enforcement & Procedures section of the zoning regulations rewrite.

Date added: February 17, 2011
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C100 Testimony ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Medium- and High-Density Residential (Case No. 08-06-14)

Ann Hughes Hargrove

Detailed testimony by Committee member Ann Hughes Hargrove on the revisions of zoning regulations related to medium- and high-density residential zones.

Date added: December 9, 2010
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Graphic Images Referenced in Testimony Above

Ann Hughes Hargrove

Date added: December 9, 2010
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Comments ZC – Zoning Regulations Rewrite: Planned Unit Developments (Case No. 08-06-12)

Nancy J. MacWood, Member, Zoning Rewrite Task Force

Letter To Mr. Anthony Hood, Chair, D.C. Zoning Commission and Zoning Commission Members.

Date added: October 4, 2010