Reminder – Community Meeting Wednesday, January 9th Reply

The Office of Planning will be holding the sixth of eight community meetings to discuss the draft proposed changes to the zoning regulations on Wednesday, January 9th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The meeting will be located at Foster Auditorium, Ely Building, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, 5 blocks east of the NY Ave / Gallaudet metro station on the red line.

A map of the Gallaudet University campus is below (click to see a larger map):

Gallaudet Campus

The meeting agenda is below:

AGENDA

6:00 DOORS OPEN
• Participants can take the opportunity to discuss the zoning code revision with the Office of Planning staff
• Participants can also walk through the Information Gallery to learn more about the zoning review process

6:30 ORIENTATION
• Welcome W. Steve Lee, Meeting Facilitator

6:35 PRESENTATION

The Planning Director will provide the context for the proposed revisions to the zoning regulations.
• “Why now?” Harriet Tregoning, Director, DC Office of Planning

7:05 TOPIC DISCUSSIONS
In this portion of the meeting participants are encouraged to engage with the Office of Planning staff to broaden your understanding of the revisions proposed in the following topic areas:

1. Zoning 101/Zoning Regulations Review 101
• What is zoning?
• Relationship to Comprehensive Plan
• New code organization
• New use categories
• Review processes – BZA and PUD

2. Sustainability
• Green Area Ratio
• Pervious Surface Requirements (R1 – R4)
• Landscaping/tree canopy/tree protection
• Promoting sustainable transportation (transit, biking)/parking
• Removing barriers to “green” elements

3. Walkability
• Corner stores
• Transit corridors
• Street frontage requirements
• Alley lots

4. Affordability
• Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
• Downtown
• Inclusionary Zoning
• Parking

5. Regulations of Land Uses/”Good Neighbors”
• CBIFs
• Places of worship and other institutional uses
• Industrial zones
• Campus plans and schools

6. Neighborhood character
• Height
• Lot occupancy
• Side setbacks, courts, and els
• Front setback (new)
• Street frontage standards
• Parking
• Pop-ups
• Minor changes to non-residential FAR in C zones

Please feel free to visit any or all of the topic tables and ask questions directly of staff. Do not feel as if you must stay with one group. This is an opportunity to ask questions, leave questions, post comments and get copies of topic information sheets.

7:45 Q&A
During this facilitated discussion, participants are encouraged to focus on:
1. Making comments to OP staff and the Director on the proposed draft text;
2. Asking questions about the proposed draft text or zoning code revision process;
3. Reflecting on what you learned at today’s meeting

8:25 WRAP UP

8:30 ADJOURN

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