It finds that “taller ceiling heights and more windows and views” could help attract new employees and residents to the District, resulting in up to 7,900 additional housing units over the next 20 years.
In addition to economic studies, the city hired a modeling team, led by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, to explore visual impacts. They modeled the change from several perspectives, using more than 250 different panoramic, aerial and street level views of the city from locations inside and outside the L’Enfant City and across the Potomac.
On Oct. 2, the NCPC and the District will hold a public information session to hear public testimony on the draft recommendations. The deadline for public comment is Oct. 15.