As we close out the month of November, the Office of Planning (OP) continues to work toward an updated Comprehensive Plan that will support our housing, resilience and equity needs and help guide the District through an equitable recovery.
On Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13, 2020, the DC Council held two virtual hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Update. Both Council hearings were recorded and can be viewed here along with my written testimony. The record to submit feedback on the Comp Plan will be open through December 3, 2020. You can submit feedback to Council by emailing [email protected] or calling (202) 430-6948 (which will be transcribed for the record).
In addition, OP continues to pursue new ways to support Mayor Bowser’s housing goals of 36,000 housing units with 12,000 affordable units. This month, the Zoning Commission voted unanimously to take proposed action to approve Expanded Inclusionary Zoning (IZ+) which is a concept proposed by OP to increase affordable housing produced through zoning changes, targeting high opportunity areas and areas proposed for change on the Future Land Use Map in the Comp Plan Update. You can read more about IZ+ below.
Please read on to learn about our exciting new community-based initiatives and stay tuned as future newsletters promise to be full of updates and planning news. Feel free to share our newsletter with others, who can sign up here. In addition, you can follow our work on Twitter at @OPinDC.