Category: Zoning

Zoning Commission Called a “Rubberstamp” for Developers

DC for Reasonable Development Press Release, Chris Otten, 202 810 276 Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, “Pats Anthony Hood on the Head” at Reconfirmation Hearing; Zoning Commission Called a “Rubberstamp” for Developers Anthony Hood has been Zoning Commission Chairman since 2007, and has sat on the Zoning Commission since 1998. On, Monday, March 26, 2018, Hood […]

Citizen Lawsuit Brings Transparency to Public Land Deals

News Release: From Eastern Market Metro Community Association, Contact: Oliver Hall, (617) 953-0161, Marci Hilt, (202) 445-0458 EMMCA Lawsuit Compels DC Government Agency to Disclose Agreements When DC Leases or Sells Public Properties to Developers Washington, DC, March 28, 2017 – The Eastern Market Metro Community Association (EMMCA) said today that a lawsuit the community […]

McMillan: Zoning Commission Being Asked for Deferment

DC for Reasonable Development, Chris Otten, 202 810 2768 [updated March 23; see bottom] McMillan Supporters Face Avalanche of Developer Submissions Days Before Hearing; Zoning Commission Meets Tonight To Decide on Request for Deferment and “Due Process” Tonight, Monday, March 20, the Zoning Commission intends to decide on the request of Friends of McMillan Park […]

Mayor and Council “Railroading” McMillan Park

PRESS ALERT: Save McMillan Action Coalition, Administrative “Railroading” of McMillan Park Court Reversal Paid For by DC TaxPayers; Mayor and DC Planning Officials Submit 17 Exhibits with 300 Pages 10 Days Before March 23 Hearing Washington, DC — On March 13, 2017, more than fifteen exhibits consisting of more than three hundred pages of […]

Council Hearing on Advisory Neighborhood Commission “Great Weight” Highlights Consistent Dissent to Zoning Regulations Rewrite (ZRR)

——————————————————- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eric Gold, ——————————————————- Council Hearing on Advisory Neighborhood Commission “Great Weight” Highlights Consistent Dissent to Zoning Regulations Rewrite (ZRR); DC Office of Planning Chided by ANC’s   Washington, DC — On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, more than fifteen current and former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners from around the City testified before […]

As Zoning Rewrite Unfolds, Public Dissent Rises

DC’s Office of Planning and Zoning Commission Resist Explanation for Massive Zoning Overhaul Record Shows Startling Lack of Participation by DC Civic/Citizen Groups; ANC’s Mocked by OP Responses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Albert Gomez,, (443) 821-7526 As the Zoning Regulations Review (ZRR) process unfolds, Zoning Commissioners have thanked the Office of Planning for […]

Spanish Translation Request Nixed for Zoning Overhaul

Press Contact: Albert Gomez,, (443) 821-7526 Planners’ Convenience Trumps Public Inclusion; District Officials Say Translating ZRR Too Costly and “Not Legally Required” On Monday September 21, 2015, the DC Zoning Commission denied requests by several ANC Commissioners, citizens’ groups, as well as many individuals, to have the Office of Planning translate the Zoning Regulation […]