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What's Happening at the DC Office of Planning? May 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

Last month, we all had the opportunity to watch as the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved the District’s Comprehensive Plan Update. This significant step is the product of a District-wide effort to engage District residents, community groups, ANCs, and Councilmembers that started five years ago. I am thankful to all of you who have been a part of this journey. A product of our collaborative effort, the approved Comp Plan will work to elevate the District’s quality of life for all residents, businesses and visitors.

In addition, I was happy to join Mayor Bowser and other housing partners as the Mayor committed another $400 million into the Housing Trust Fund. With this commitment, the Mayor has invested a total of $1 billion into the building and preservation of affordable housing in the District and set the District as the first in the nation to set affordable housing goals by neighborhood. Through the powerful combination of the District’s historic investment and the newly approved Comp Plan update, the District is making nationally recognized positive steps towards addressing housing affordability and equity that is sure to elevate the quality of life for all District residents.

Lastly, I was honored to join Mayor Bowser, her Administration, and the entire District of Columbia Council to introduce the Fiscal Year 2022 Fair Shot Budget. With this budget, the Mayor is proposing big investments that will set our community up to have a strong recovery.

Stay tuned as future newsletters promise to be full of milestones and planning news. Please feel free to share with others, who can sign up here. In addition, you can follow our work on Twitter under @OPinDC. You can read more below.

Andrew Trueblood
Director, DC Office of Planning


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