Category Archives: Zoning Preservation & Development Committee

NEWS: No Zoning, Preservation & Development Committee Meeting Tonight

Please note that there will NOT be a Zoning, Preservation & Development (ZPD) committee meeting tonight, due to the holiday weekend.

Our default meeting time, day, and location for the ZPD Committee is First Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center (9 Dupont Circle NW).

NEWS: DDOT Shares Materials on Traffic Plans Surrounding 14th & U Projects

On August 18, 2012, the Department of Transportation’s Public Space office held a public meeting at the Reeves Center to discuss the traffic management and public space use plans related to the large number of construction and development projects near to 14th and U Streets NW.

Below are the follow-up documents that DDOT shared after the meeting, including traffic management proposals and comments.

Memo Regarding Traffic Control Plan, 14th & Wallach

Letter to DDOT Requesting Extended Hours 08-23-2012 Signed

Traffic Contol sheets


For questions please contact Bernadette Edwards at DDOT:

Bernadette Edwards
Customer Service Manager
Public Space Regulations Administration
1100 4th St., S.W., Suite E-360
Washington, D.C.  20024
(202) 535-2982 (Office)

NEWS: New Draft Signage Regulations

The D.C. Government has released proposed, consolidated regulations on signage in the District.  Below is the public notice that ANC Commissioners received:

On Friday, August 17, the District of Columbia released the proposed rules for the display or posting of a wide range of outdoor signs in the District.  The publication of the newly re-organized and simplified draft regulations is the result of an extensive multi-agency effort, initiated by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, to simplify and provide greater clarity to the existing complex and arcane sign rules.  Mayor Vincent C. Gray stated that “It is anticipated that all stakeholders, whether in private industry or the general public, will benefit from these new simplified regulations.”

The proposed regulations consolidate all of the District’s rules pertaining to outdoor signage in one section of the District’s Municipal Regulations.  The regulations also state the rules for posting and, if necessary, obtaining a permit to post signs.  Title 13 of the DC Municipal Regulations (DCMR), where the new regulations will be located, is organized so that rules that address specific types of outdoor signage are grouped in the same chapter.  For example, regulations regarding signs on public space are in their own chapter, separate from the chapter for signs on private property.  Finally, for each type of sign requiring a permit it is clearly indicated which agencies will be involved in the submission, review, approval and permit issuance process as well as which agency will be responsible for enforcement of the regulations.

The draft regulations can be found on the DC Register’s website and will be available for public comment for the next 60 days.

Comments may be submitted in writing to Alice Kelly, Manager, Policy Branch, Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, S.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20003 or emailed to

For additional information please contact Alice Kelly at (202) 671-2252 or

NEWS: ANC 2B requests Historic Preservation Review Board take steps to respect the “great weight” of ANCs

At the request of the Commission, ANC 2B Chair Will Stephens sent a letter to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) requesting that the board and its agency staff take concrete steps to better respect the “great weight” of ANCs.  The letter is available here.

NEWS: ZPD Committee Meeting

The Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s Zoning, Preservation and Development Committee will be meeting Wednesday, April 4th at 7 PM at the Resource Center (9 Dupont Circle).

Agenda items include:

— Public space rules and regulations
— Up date on Dupont Underground
— Keegan Theater proposed modifications