Leave the '50s behind and learn about DC's zoning update
The walkable neighborhoods of the DC region are growing more popular with residents of all ages. More and more people are speaking up for amenities such as restaurants and shops within walking distance and a convenient transit line to work.
Join Pro-DC for a public forum on modernizing DC's zoning code. What does it mean for our city?
With Harriet Tregoning, Director, DC Office of Planning
and David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
RSVP required. Register now!*
It's past time for DC to revisit its 1950s zoning code. A zoning update will help make the city more inclusive, livable, and walkable through some very important policies, like accessory dwellings, corner stores, and removing outdated parking requirements.
These changes will make it easier for older residents age in place, help newer residents afford to live and stay in DC, encourage more retail, and make streets safer.
But change can be frightening, especially when it affects our own neighborhoods. That's why it's no surprise that planners who are rewriting the zoning code are running into trepidation, misinformation, and anger as they share proposed changes with the public.
Don't be scared or misinformed! RSVP today.
* We're still working on the details for a venue for the event, but we promise that the event will be in the District at a Metro-accessible location. Once all of the details are confirmed, we'll send an email update to everyone who's RSVPed to the extent we have room. RSVP early to maximize your chance of getting in!
When you do RSVP, the page will say that you're going on a waiting list. That doesn't mean you can't come, but it just makes it easier for us to subsequently send details to everyone we can fit. We hope to include as many people as possible!
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