District Seeks Input on Comprehensive Plan

Posted January 7, 2005 at 2:45pm

The D.C. Office of Planning will be holding a series of public meetings the week of Jan. 24 to incorporate community input in the development and revision of D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan.

The plan serves as a guide for how and where the city will grow in coming years. The city’s original Comprehensive Plan dates back to 1984 and, although it has been amended several times since then, in 2003 city officials recommended that the document undergo a complete revision to better guide future policy decisions.

During this month’s workshops, District officials are looking to solicit community input on four major issues — housing choices, transportation and land use, environmental protection and education, and employment.

Workshops are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25 at McKinley Technology High School in Northeast; 6-9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Paul Public Charter School in Northwest; 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Ballou Senior High School in Southeast; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 29 at Shaw Junior High School in Northwest.

For registration information, visit www.inclusivecity.org.

— John McArdle