Register now for a virtual event focusing on how proposed changes to D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan might impact Cleveland Park. It will be taking place this coming Monday, November 9th at 7:30pm. The event is being hosted by Cleveland Park Smart Growth, and all members of the community are welcome and encouraged to bring questions.
Our panelists include Anita Cozart and Jonathan Kirschenbaum from the Office of Planning, and Steve Callcott from the Historic Preservation Office. We will also be joined by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, and Art Rodgers and Erkin Ozberk from OP, who will be participating in our Q&A discussions.
The session will be a nuts and bolts dive into proposed amendments to the Plan and how they would likely impact our neighborhood. Amendments to the Plan will be the subject of hearings by the D.C. Council later next week with a vote sometime this winter.
We have asked the Office of Planning and the Historic Preservation office to address the following issues:
Increased Density for Commercial StripWhat does the proposed change in allowable density for the CP commercial area on Connecticut Ave mean for our neighborhood and businesses, and what is the process and role for community involvement going forward?
More Affordable HousingRelated to, but not part of the Plan, is a proposed zoning change to require more income-restricted homes for upzoned properties across D.C., referred to as Expanded Inclusionary Zoning. We will learn how that will impact our neighborhood.
Historic PreservationHow does expanding the built environment in our commercial area work within the confines of its designation as an historic district?
We invite the public to submit questions in advance or during the event and will get to as many as we can. This is your opportunity to learn, ask and get involved in the future of your neighborhood.