Category: Comprehensive Plan

COMP PLAN NEWS: Ward Eight and Ward One Ask Council to Reject Comp Plan

[please share] Ward Eight and Ward One Ask DC City Council to Reject the Mayor’s Controversial DC Comp Plan Changes — ====== Ward 8 ANC’s have recently reacted to the proposed changes to the DC Comprehensive Plan.  ANC 8C just passed a resolution, in part says: RESOLVED THAT ANC 8C urges with the Commission’s […]

Press Release:: Comp Plan Leaves Behind Ward One Residents

PRESS RELEASE, DC GRASSROOTS PLANNING COALITION – WARD ONE Ward One Residents Say Office of Planning Excluded Limited-English Speaking Communities; Mayor Doesn’t Ensure Comp Plan Notices/Materials Are Translated April 8, 2021, WASHINGTON, DC — The DC City Council received a letter from more than 70 Ward One residents who among other concerns are advocating […]

PRESS RELEASE: Church leaders in SW revolt against Comp Plan

For Immediate Release Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Contact: Southwest DC Action (202) 964-0620‬ DC Office of Planning Doesn’t Consult with Property Owners Before Sending “UpFLUMing” to DC Council; Ward 6 Church Community Revolts Washington, DC — The Mayor’s DC Office of Planning decided to “UpFLUM” the property at Christ United Methodist Church, located nearby […]

Alert: Letter Sent to Council in Opposition to a Racist Comp Plan

Brookland Manor Association Urges Council to Oppose a Racist Comp Plan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Contacts: Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President,, (202) 299-6647 Beth Wagner, Organizer,, (301) 800-1497 Ian Coon, Communications,, (515) 822-8834 Washington— Brookland Manor, the largest remaining affordable housing community in NE DC, and organizers gathered over 350 […]

Press Alert: Changes to Plan Maps “Work Around” Community Input

For Immediate Release Contact Marc Poe, 202-577-7104, Ward One Neighbors Demand “Actual Planning” Come With Amendments to DC Comp Plan; Changes to Plan Maps “Work Around” Community Input Washington, DC — Residents living and working in the Pleasant Plains and Parkview communities of Ward One have sent a letter to Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and […]

An Open Letter to Brian McClure, Ph.D., Director Office of Racial Equity, D.C. City Council on Equity and the Comprehensive Plan

Equity and the Comprehensive Plan An Open Letter to Brian McClure, Ph.D., Director  Office of Racial Equity, D.C. City Council   Laura Richards, Ward 7 March 31, 2021   Dear Dr. McClure, I am a long-time resident of Southeast who is deeply concerned that the amended Comprehensive Plan pending before the D.C. City Council will […]

Alert: Comp Plan Housing Justice Amendments Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2021 Contact: Parisa Norouzi, Executive Director, Empower DC – (202) 553-9326   Bowser Comp Plan Proposals Scored on Displacement, Housing Equity, Community Involvement, UpFLUMing –Grassroots Coalition Issues Housing Justice Amendments      Mayor Bowser’s 1500-page amendments to the city’s chief planning guide, the Comprehensive Plan (CompPlan), gets low marks from the DC […]


WASHINGTON POST OPINION RESPONSE MARCH 22, 2021 DC Councilmember Mary Cheh recently responded to our Washington Post editorial, “D.C.’s build-build-build mind-set results in more gentrification”. Based on her response, she continues to be on the wrong side of racial and economic justice. I co-authored the editorial that Councilmember Cheh is referencing. CM Cheh ignores the […]

Press Release: Data Show Washington, DC Shifts Toward Jim Crow Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC Shifts Toward Jim Crow Economy Census-Tract Analysis Show Major Declines In Black Median Household Income |   One-third of neighborhoods in Washington, DC saw a decline in Black median household income. Based on US Census tract four-year averages between 2010-2014 and 2015-2019, 48 out of 143 Census tracts […]