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Comprehensive Plan and Center City-related Area Elements

Capitol Hill Area Element

The Capitol Hill Planning Area encompasses the 3.1 square miles located east of the US Capitol, north of I-695, and south of Florida Avenue and Benning Road.

Central Washington Area Element

The Central Washington Planning Area is the heart of the District of Columbia.

Far Northeast and Southeast Area Element

The Far Northeast and Southeast Planning Area encompasses the 8.3 square miles located east of I-295, and north of Naylor Road, SE.

Far Southeast Southwest Area Element

The Far Southeast/Southwest Planning Area encompasses 10.1 square miles east of the Anacostia Freeway, and south of Good Hope Road/Naylor Road.

Lower Anacostia Waterfront Near Southwest Area Element

The Lower Anacostia Waterfront/Near Southwest Planning Area encompasses 3.0 square miles of land located along both sides of the Anacostia River in the southwest and southeast quadrants of the District.

Mid-city Area Element

The Mid-city Planning Area encompasses the 3.1 square miles located in the geographic center of the District of Columbia.

Near Northwest Area Element

The Near Northwest Planning Area encompasses the 3.9 square miles located directly north and west of Central Washington.

Rock Creek East Area Element

The Rock Creek East Planning Area encompasses the 7.4 square miles located east of Rock Creek Park, north of Spring Road, NW, and west of North Capitol Street and Riggs Road.

Rock Creek West Area Element

The Rock Creek West Planning Area encompasses 13 square miles in the northwest quadrant of the District.

Upper Northeast Area Element

The Upper Northeast Planning Area encompasses 8.7 square miles and includes about two-thirds of the District’s northeastern quadrant.