OP will be holding eight community meetings to discuss draft proposed changes to the existing zoning regulations. We’ve been working on revisions and reorganization of the zoning regulations for the last four years, and have received valuable input at task force, topic-focused working group, and community meetings. We are now preparing draft proposals for modernizing the zoning regulations, and are looking for your input at a series of community meetings, one in each ward, to be held in early December and early January. At these meetings, we will describe the process to date, present the draft proposals, and solicit and listen to community feedback. We will then make additional changes to the draft proposals, based on your comments, and take them to the Zoning Commission for consideration at public hearings.
This may not seem like a particularly fun way to spend a Saturday morning or a weekday evening, but this is important stuff. Zoning does, over time, impact the form and character of your neighborhood and the city as a whole. Whether you were born and raised here or are a relative newcomer to the District, this is YOUR city and you have a stake in how D.C. will change and grow. So you are encouraged to attend to hear more about the proposal and provide your input. The community meetings are open to everyone and will be the same in every ward, so you should feel free to attend the one that is most convenient for you. Meetings dates and times are:
December 8, 2012 Saturday, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon Ward 6
December 11, 2012 Tuesday, 6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. Ward 2
December 13, 2012 Thursday, 6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. Ward 8
January 5, 2013 Saturday, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon Ward 1
January 8, 2013 Tuesday, 6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. Ward 3
January 9, 2013 Wednesday, 6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. Ward 5
January 12, 2013 Saturday, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon Ward 7
January 16, 2013 Wednesday, 6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. Ward 4
Watch this site for more information and updates, including locations.