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What's Happening at the DC Office of Planning? December 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Season’s Greetings!

As we close out a 2020 for the history books, the team at the Office of Planning (OP) is proud of what we have accomplished this year. From Comp Plan to housing to COVID-19 response and recovery, we adapted our workplans to continue to deliver on the needs of residents by planning for a more equitable and resilient DC that will stand up against the challenges we face today and beyond.

This important work will continue in 2021 with our new community-based initiatives. Over the past four years we have engaged residents through the Comprehensive Plan update to advance a vision of an equitable city where all residents can thrive, regardless of income, race, age, or background. We are excited to launch a series of new initiatives and to partner with residents and community stakeholders to develop community-focused plans that can support neighborhood-level needs and goals in the context of the needs of our city, region, and the globe. Please read below for more about OP’s community planning efforts. As shared in more detail below, this presents the opportunity for OP to hire planning contractors to assist with these efforts.

2020 has been a year full of challenges and uncertainty but I am proud of how we have adapted and pushed through. I am excited for what 2021 holds for all of us and our city. I hope for a transformative year of healing, recovery, and revival. I wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!