Phase 2 of D.C. Building Height Restriction Study Nears Completion


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CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The battle between developers and preservationists continues to be waged over whether to leave the current building height restrictions in place in Washington, D.C. or raise the city’s skyline.

Phase 2 of Height Master Plan – the comprehensive study being conducted by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and District of Columbia Office of Planning – is nearly complete, with a series of public meetings concerning the aesthetic issue nearing completion.

The last informative meeting will be held on Aug. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the District Office of Planning in Southwest.

Currently, most buildings in the District of Columbia are limited to right around twelve stories by the Heights of Buildings Act of 1910, but the NCPC is currently hearing both sides on the debate and considering the possibility of raising the restriction to make way for the city’s expanding population.

Designers have been…

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