Roadmap to the Plan

DC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
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This webpage will help you navigate the 25 Chapters or “Elements” of the DC Comprehensive Plan.  For each Element we list up to three links as follows:

  1. The first link is to the original 2006 Comprehensive Plan Element.
  2. The second link will be to the Mayor’s Office of Planning “redline” amendments to that Element.

The 2006 Comprehensive Plan as expressed in the law, can be found here >> http://www.tinyurl.com/comp-plan-dc

  • The Mayor’s Office of Planning, and Director Andrew Trueblood, has given the public about 65 days to comment (starting Oct 15. 2019) on over 1500 pages of redline documents as shown below.  Advisory Neighborhood Commissions have been given only about 100 days to provide responses during the holiday season.

  • Click here for more information about how the Mayor wants to change the Comprehensive Planning maps in your neighborhood.
  • Click here to see comments flowing into the Office of Planning about the Mayor’s wholesale rewrite of the Comp Plan.

Citywide Elements (online)

  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    The Introduction Chapter provides an overview of the background, purpose and organization of the document.
    Current law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-introduction
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 2 Framework
    The Framework Chapter provides the foundation for the rest of the Comprehensive Plan.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-oldframework
    Council Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 3 Land Use
    The Land Use Chapter provides the general policy guidance on land use issues across the District.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-landuse
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 4 Transportation
    The Transportation Element provides policies and actions to maintain and improve the District’s transportation system and enhance the travel choices of current and future residents, visitors and workers.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-transportation
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 5 Housing
    The Housing Element describes the importance of housing to neighborhood quality in the District of Columbia and the importance of providing housing opportunities for all segments of our population.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-housing
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 6 Environmental Protection
    The Environmental Protection Element addresses the protection, restoration, and management of the District’s land, air, water, energy, and biologic resources.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-environment
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 7 Economic Development
    The Economic Development Element addresses the future of the District’s economy and the creation of economic opportunity for current and future District residents.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-economy
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 8 Parks Recreation and Open Space
    The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Element addresses the future of parks, recreation, and open space in the District of Columbia. It recognizes the important role parks play in recreation, aesthetics, neighborhood character, and environmental quality.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-openparks
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 9 Urban Design
    The Urban Design Element addresses the District’s physical design and visual qualities.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-urbandesign
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 10 Historic Preservation
    The Historic Preservation Element guides the protection, revitalization and preservation of the city’s valuable historic assets.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-histpreservation
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 11 Community Services and Facilities
    The Community Services and Facilities Element provides policies and actions on health care facilities, child care and senior care facilities, libraries, police stations, fire stations, and other municipal facilities such as maintenance yards.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-community
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 12 Educational Facilities
    The Educational Facilities Element addresses the location, planning, use and design of the District’s educational facilities and campuses.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-education
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 13 Infrastructure
    The Infrastructure Element provides policies and actions on the District’s water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, solid waste management, energy, and telecommunication systems.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-infrastructure
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 14 Arts and Culture
    The Arts and Culture Element provides policies and actions dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the arts in the District.
    Current Law: https://tinyurl.com/compplan-artsculture
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link

Area  Elements (online)

Area Elements of the Comprehensive Plan
Find the Comp Plan Chapter for your Neighborhood
  • Chapter 15 Capitol Hill Area Element
    The Capitol Hill Planning Area encompasses the 3.1 square miles located east of the US Capitol, north of I-695, and south of Florida Avenue and Benning Road.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574812
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 16 Central Washington Area Element
    The Central Washington Planning Area is the heart of the District of Columbia.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574842
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 17 Far Northeast and Southeast Area Element
    The Far Northeast and Southeast Planning Area encompasses the 8.3 square miles located east of I-295, and north of Naylor Road, SE.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574892
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 18 Far Southeast Southwest Area Element
    The Far Southeast/Southwest Planning Area encompasses 10.1 square miles east of the Anacostia Freeway, and south of Good Hope Road/Naylor Road.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574882
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 19 Lower Anacostia Waterfront Near Southwest Area Element
    The Lower Anacostia Waterfront/Near Southwest Planning Area encompasses 3.0 square miles of land located along both sides of the Anacostia River in the southwest and southeast quadrants of the District.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574902
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 20 Mid-city Area Element
    The Mid-city Planning Area encompasses the 3.1 square miles located in the geographic center of the District of Columbia.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574872
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 21 Near Northwest Area Element
    The Near Northwest Planning Area encompasses the 3.9 square miles located directly north and west of Central Washington.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574832
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF link
  • Chapter 22 Rock Creek East Area Element
    The Rock Creek East Planning Area encompasses the 7.4 square miles located east of Rock Creek Park, north of Spring Road, NW, and west of North Capitol Street and Riggs Road.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574822
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 23 Rock Creek West Area Element
    The Rock Creek West Planning Area encompasses 13 square miles in the northwest quadrant of the District.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574852
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link
  • Chapter 24 Upper Northeast Area Element
    The Upper Northeast Planning Area encompasses 8.7 square miles and includes about two-thirds of the District’s northeastern quadrant.
    Current Law: https://planning.dc.gov/node/574862
    Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF Link

Chapter 25 IMPLEMENTATION ELEMENT (online)

Mayor’s Redline Oct 2019: PDF link


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