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Statement from Interim Director Anita Cozart on the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Today, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to approve the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan.

This milestone is the culmination of a year-long, community driven planning process that establishes a guide for equitable development, new housing, retail, and community amenities along upper Connecticut Avenue NW. Council adoption of the small area plan enables the District to initiate zoning changes to catalyze affordable housing and advance plans for the civic core redevelopment featuring new housing above.

The Chevy Chase Small Area Plan is a key initiative in realizing Mayor Bowser’s 2,000 affordable housing unit goal for the Rock Creek West Area, a high-opportunity part of the District which has yet to realize an equitable share of market rate and affordable housing.

The Office of Planning (OP) appreciates the engagement from Chevy Chase residents, community leaders and stakeholders who participated throughout the planning process. OP looks forward to continued collaboration with community, private and government partners on implementation of the plan.

To view the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan, please visit For more information about the DC Office of Planning, visit