... the question remains, are you in, or have you and your neighbors been left out? Has the DC Office of Planning offered a meaningful back-and-forth discussion with a transparent sharing of information, concerns, and development of any mitigation plans? Why is important?
Make Sure Your Voice is Heard! The DC Zoning Changes Network encourages all District residents to submit written resolutions and letters on behalf of your DC neighborhoods. The jury is out whether your feedback will be meaningfully acknowledged or responded to by either the Office of Planning and Zoning Commission. Unfortunately, their track record implies not.
ZONING REWRITE PUBLIC RECORD MAY CLOSE IN SEPTEMBER
- SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 3:00PM -- The Office of Zoning may choose to close the public record on September 15, 2014. The Commission will then decide the next steps at that time.
This website offers draft zoning amendments which can be adopted into written resolutions, letters, and testimony. Beyond that, we know that more time must be provided to review the DC Office of Planning 1,000+ pages of suggested zoning changes.
The people of DC are asking for a meaningful process with informative and interactive workshops along a timeline of thorough engagement, consisting of a back-and-forth conversation and collaborative decision-making for all DC neighborhoods. After all, the Zoning Rewrite is a critical planning issue that will affect all of our futures living in DC.
You can play a role in the future of our City, if we demand it and participate! Please use this site to educate yourself about the DC Zoning Rewrite, and organize with the DC Zoning Changes Network for justice with your DC neighbors!
The DC Zoning Rewrite determines how the District of Columbia develops over the next 100 years. It will determine who profits and who gets displaced. It will determine the size, density, and impact that any given development project will have on your, and our, unique communities. It will affect all of our daily lives, as well as that of our children's children.
Despite how important the Zoning Rewrite is to the future of DC, volunteers with the DC Zoning Changes Network believe the City has provided little time and inadequate engagement in reviewing the 1000+ pages of the Office of Planning's suggested changes to DC's current zoning regulations.
But for the neighborhood of Georgetown, most people in DC, including civic groups and ANC's, don't have a ready understanding of how the Office of Planning's proposed changes will affect their individual communities for the next 100+ years.
Make Sure Your Voice is Heard! The DC Zoning Changes Network encourages all District residents to submit written resolutions and letters on behalf of your DC neighborhoods.