DC Comprehensive Plan

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Since DC adopted the Comprehensive Plan Amendments Act of 2020 in May 2021, we’ve been working with our partners on implementation. We are ensuring that the Comp Plan lives up to its goals: prioritizing affordable housing, preventing displacement, equitable distribution of affordable housing opportunities, and using a racial equity lens for all land use decisions.

The District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Plan is the city’s long-term framework for land use. The Comp Plan guides the physical development of the city by managing the built environment, which includes everything from roads, sewers, and sidewalks to apartment buildings, parks, and schools. It also establishes goals, policies, and action items to manage growth in the District, including both citywide and neighborhood-specific sections. It is updated every several years to reflect the changing realities of the city.

Since 2016, the DC Office of Planning has been updating the Comprehensive Plan, and the Coalition for Smarter Growth has proposed a series of amendments designed to further our vision for an inclusive, walkable, and transit-oriented city. As the Office of Planning sends the proposed amended document to the DC Council, we continue to advocate for this vision.


Latest Happenings

What's at stake in the Comp Plan update

What’s at stake in the Comp Plan update

12-12-19-ANC-4B-CSG-draft-comp-plan-FLUM-amendments_revisedDownload This presentation explains what we won with the Framework Element in October 2019. The presentation also shows how the entire Comp Plan sets the District on a path to equitable distribution of affordable housing, and shows how the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendments create more housing opportunities focused

CSG Additional Testimony in Support of the DC Comp Plan, B23-736

CSG Additional Testimony in Support of B23-736Download This additional testimony provides support for passing the Comp Plan swiftly. If changes are being considered, we recommend improving language to support permanent housing affordability and support for Community Land Trusts. This testimony also endorses the testimony of the Douglass Community Land Trust,
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Ward 2 Comp Plan Roundtable Nov. 19 at 7 pm

Have your say at the Ward 2 Comp Plan Roundtable   As a Ward 2 resident, you have a special opportunity to voice your support for the critical amendments to the DC Comprehensive Plan. On Nov. 19 at 7 pm, Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto is holding a roundtable to hear
CSG Testimony in Support of DC Comp Plan Amendments (B23-736)

CSG Testimony in Support of DC Comp Plan Amendments (B23-736)


Support DC Expanded Inclusionary Zoning

The DC Zoning Commission will hear the proposal for Expanded Inclusionary Zoning on Nov. 16, 2020 at 6:30pm. Read our testimony in support of Expanded IZ: ZC-No.-20-02-Support-by-CSG-re.-Expanded-IZ_11-13-20_FNL-1Download You can read our preliminary support in July 2020 for this proposal: CSG's testimony here, and our joint support with Housing Priorities Coalition