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Height Act

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Height Act, from most recent to least.

Déjà View: DC Returns to Advocating for Relaxed Height Act

Déjà View: DC Returns to Advocating for Relaxed Height Act

Nena Perry-Brown | October 28th 2019

Relaxed height maximums in DC would require an act of Congress — something which failed a few years ago. ... read »

Obama Calls on Cities to Loosen Zoning Restrictions

Obama Calls on Cities to Loosen Zoning Restrictions

Nena Perry-Brown | September 26th 2016 | 2 Comments

Today, the Obama administration is calling on cities and counties to explore reforming the rules governing housing, land use and construction in... read »

Residential Penthouses Move Forward at Zoning Commission

Residential Penthouses Move Forward at Zoning Commission

Tianna Mañón | June 9th 2015

More than a year after President Obama signed a change to the Height Act into law, residential penthouses are finally moving forward at the Zoning... read »

Affordable Housing and Solar Panels: The Latest on DC’s New Penthouse Rules

Affordable Housing and Solar Panels: The Latest on DC’s New Penthouse Rules

Lark Turner | November 7th 2014

Regulations proposed by the Office of Planning stirred up debate at a Zoning Commission hearing on Thursday. ... read »

DC’s Sky-High Penthouses One Step Closer to Reality

DC’s Sky-High Penthouses One Step Closer to Reality

Lark Turner | September 5th 2014 | 3 Comments

On Thursday night, the Zoning Commission voted to set down proposed rules allowing developers to build taller penthouses in DC. ... read »

DC Residents Won’t Be Living Sky High Just Yet

DC Residents Won’t Be Living Sky High Just Yet

Lark Turner | August 1st 2014

The Office of Planning is working on a new set of rules to comply with a federal change to the Height Act. ... read »

‘Tall DC’ Project Envisions a DC With Skyscrapers

‘Tall DC’ Project Envisions a DC With Skyscrapers

Lark Turner | May 15th 2014 | 3 Comments

The project proposes a radical 'new monumentalism' in a deliberate challenge to the Height Act. ... read »

A Minor Change to Height Act Moves Forward

A Minor Change to Height Act Moves Forward

UrbanTurf Staff | March 12th 2014 | 1 Comment

Progress was made on relaxing DC's century-old Height Act on Wednesday, but it was likely not the type of progress that staunch supporters of taller... read »

NCPC: No Major Height Act Changes

NCPC: No Major Height Act Changes

UrbanTurf Staff | November 20th 2013 | 6 Comments

Those hoping to see taller buildings in DC at some point in the next decade will be disappointed by a decision made late Tuesday. ... read »

Height Act Hearing Reveals Opposition To a Taller DC

Height Act Hearing Reveals Opposition To a Taller DC

Shilpi Paul | October 29th 2013 | 23 Comments

A DC Council hearing regarding the Office of Planning's recommendation to alter the Height Act revealed an emphatic wave of opposition from the... read »