Height Act Controversey Continues

November 20, 2013

Two days after releasing revised recommendations for changes to the Height Act that would have opened the window to future changes to D.C.’s building height limits, the National Capital Planning Commission voted to strip the proposal of its only meaningful alteration to the 1910 law and send a watered-down recommendation to Congress. Commissioner Peter May, representing the National Park Service, spoke up as soon as the presentation of the proposed NCPC recommendations concluded and introduced an amendment to cut out the provision to allow the city to study and propose future changes to the cap on building heights in select areas, which would then have to be approved by both the NCPC and Congress. (Housing Complex)

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