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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

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

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

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

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 b... read»

NCPC: No Major Height Act Changes

NCPC: No Major Height Act Changes

UrbanTurf Staff | November 20th 2013

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

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

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