Posts Tagged ‘office of planning’

Maine Avenue Fish Market Buildings to Become Historic Landmarks

They also have a shot at the National Register of Historic Places.

For D.C. Planners, Housing’s a Family Affair

Two proposals offer different visions of how to preserve family-size housing.

D.C.’s Fiercest Neighborhood Battle Goes Before Its Ultimate Arbiter

At stake is the very soul of D.C.'s neighborhoods ... if you believe the hype.

Bowser Taps Salt Lake City Official as Planning Director

Eric Shaw's resignation in Salt Lake City left people there wondering where he was headed. Now we know.

Cabinet Shakeup for Gray as Lame-Duck Period Begins

Mayor Vince Gray began his nine-month lame-duck period following his primary defeat last week with a cabinet shakeup that will see the departure of head of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and the arrival of a new director of the Office of Planning.
Nicholas Majett, who has been with DCRA since 2006 and headed the [...]

Mendelson Explains Opposition to Height Act Autonomy: “Citizens Don’t Trust the Government”

In a wide-ranging discussion of potential changes to the Height Act this morning, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) had plenty of criticism to dispense, with targets ranging from "butt-ugly" 1960s architecture to the annoying air-conditioning unit on his roof that prevents him from peacefully enjoying views of the city's skyline. But he saved his biggest dose of incredulity [...]

Issa Offers Hope for D.C. Autonomy on Building Heights

A congressional hearing on the Height Act this morning held out the prospect of greater local autonomy on building height limits, just two weeks after hopes for such a change were dampened by a report from the National Capital Planning Commission recommending no substantial alterations to the 1910 law.
Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative California Republican [...]

D.C., NCPC Considered Pilot Program for Taller Buildings on K Street

A congressional committee will gather this morning to debate the future of D.C.'s skyline. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been presented with two recommendations for revising the 1910 Height Act: one from the National Capital Planning Commission that would leave the law largely intact, and one from the D.C. Office of Planning that [...]

D.C. to Congress: Give Us Some Control Over Building Heights

The D.C. government formally submitted its recommendations for changes to the Height Act to Congress today, standing firm on its earlier stance that the city should be given a degree of control over its building heights. The move comes a day after the National Capital Planning Commission rejected any many changes to the 1910 law, [...]

We’re Close to a Height Act Compromise

The two proposals for modifications of the Height Act don't appear to have much in common. The Office of Planning proposal would raise height limits within the historic L'Enfant City and free D.C. from congressional control over building heights outside of it. The National Capital Planning Commission proposal would retain the Height Act's 1910 limits citywide, [...]