The DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO) has completed and is seeking public comments on a draft of the District of Columbia’s historic preservation plan, Enriching our Heritage, 2016. The plan is a guide for the city’s preservation efforts for the next four years, identifying goals and suggesting actions that citizens, organizations, businesses, government agencies and others can take to achieve the long-range vision for preserving, enhancing and celebrating our city’s heritage as established by the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
The plan was developed based on public outreach efforts by the HPO in 2012, with input from community organizations and citizens from all eight Wards and guided by a steering committee of preservation, planning, community and business leaders.
The draft includes a timeline on the District's history, summary of recent preservation achievements, future challenges, a series of specific goals, objectives and actions, and recommendations for implementation of the plan is profiled in the Related Document. Chapters 1-3 covers the Introduction, DC History and Heritage, and Preservation Achievements while Chapters 4-7 covers Preservation Challenges, Goals, Objectives and Actions, Implementation and Resources and Appendices.
A meeting to hear public comments on the plan will be held at the Historic Preservation Review Board at 9am on April 25, 2013 at 441 4th Street, NW, in room 220-south. The deadline for public comment is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
The draft plan can be viewed on the HPO’s website at preservation.dc.gov and can be sent as pdf documents upon request. To obtain a copy of the draft plan or to provide comments, please contact the DC Historic Preservation Office at [email protected] , (202) 442-8835, or send mail requests to: Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office, 2016 Plan, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650, Washington, DC 20024.