ANC6B Taskforce Takes Up Comp Plan’s Capitol Hill Elements: RFK, PA Avenue, Res 13, SE Blvd
By Larry Janezich
The District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year framework that guides future growth and development. Topics which it addresses include land use, economic development, housing, environmental protection, historic preservation, transportation, etc. The DC Office of Planning is currently undertaking a process to amend the plan and has engaged the city’s ANCs to provide feedback.
ANC6B’s Comprehensive Plan Working Group is headed up by Planning and Zoning Committee resident member Ryan Danks, who spearheaded ANC6B’s response to the initial amendment process in 2017. The current effort is a final tweaking in response to the 2017 effort. ANC comments are due to be filed by the end of January.
There are some 20 elements of the Comprehensive Plan, and Danks says two speak to ANC6B are the Capitol Hill Area Element and the Lower Anacostia/Near Southwest Area Element (including lower Barracks Row and Boathouse Row).
The Working Group is focusing on five specific parts of the two elements:
Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor
Lower Barracks Row and Boatyard Row
The group will meet several times by the end of November, propose changes, and present a consensus position to the ANC 6B Planning and Zoning committee for their consideration. That committee will then forward a recommendation to the full ANC.
The Working Group anticipates an in-depth discussion over the next six weeks, wants to hear from people broadly in the community, and expects to forward a report to the full ANC in early December.
In connection with the Comp Plan revision, there will be a Ward 6 meeting for public engagement on Wednesday, November 13, at Van Ness School (Time TBA). Staff from the Office of Planning will be on hand to answer questions
Next meeting of the Working Group is Wednesday, October 30, at 7 PM in Hill Center.