Studying The Building Height Issue in DC

The National Capital Planning Commission and the District of Columbia Office of Planning are engaged in a building height study for the District.

The Congressionally requested study will review changes to the federal Height of Buildings Act of 1910 and impacts on local economic development goals, federal interests, national security. Public consultation will be part if the process.

The debate touches on issues such as aesthetic impacts on the Capital, economic benefit or otherwise, local issues, and sustainability.

Archdaily: DC Building Height

NCPC: Building Height Study

Building Height in the District of Columbia

The international pressure to build taller in cities, something that’s common both in Canadian and US Cities will be discussed tomorrow at a symposium hosted by DC’s National Capital Planning Commission. An international panel of experts will discuss this issue and it’s relevance to DC where building height is regulated by The Height of Buildings Act, a federal law enacted in 1910. The event begins at 7 pm and is open to the public. Those unable to attend will be able to stream online. Heightened Concersations