Monday, November 19, 2012

Zoning Regulation Revisions

From the District of Columbia Office of Planning:

The District of Columbia Office of Planning is holding eight community meetings to discuss draft proposed changes to the existing Zoning Ordinance (11 DCMR).

The current zoning regulations have not been thoroughly updated since 1958. The Comprehensive Plan specifically addresses the issue:

"The Zoning Regulations themselves need substantial revision and reorganization, ranging from new definitions to updated development and design standards, and even new zones." (IM-1.3)

The Office of Planning has been working on revisions and reorganization of the zoning regulations for the last four years. With input from a task force, topic-focused working groups, and numerous community meetings, as well as general guidance from the Zoning Commission, the Office of Planning has prepared draft proposals for modernizing the zoning regulations.

At the upcoming community meetings, the Office of Planning will describe the process to date, present the draft proposals, and solicit and listen to community feedback. We remain open to making additional changes to the draft proposals, based on your comments, before they are taken to the Zoning Commission for consideration at public hearings.

The community meetings are open to everyone. The meetings will be the same in every ward, so you should feel free to attend the one that is most convenient for you.

This notice is to inform you of the community meetings dates and times:

January 8, 2013 Tuesday, 6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M. Ward 3

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