Office Of Planning

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Office Of Planning, from most recent to least.

Where Zoning Commissioners Stand on DC’s Proposed Pop-Up Rule

Where Zoning Commissioners Stand on DC’s Proposed Pop-Up Rule

Lark Turner | February 10th 2015 | 8 Comments

UrbanTurf breaks down where the commissioners stand on the much-debated rule. ... read »

Two of DC’s Tiny Homes Are Heading For Greener Pastures

Two of DC’s Tiny Homes Are Heading For Greener Pastures

Lark Turner | August 22nd 2014 | 3 Comments

Two of the tiny houses on an alley lot in Stronghold are parting ways with Brian Levy and his Minim House. ... read »

Permits Will Keep Printing Until Pop-Up Plan is Finalized

Permits Will Keep Printing Until Pop-Up Plan is Finalized

Lark Turner | August 21st 2014 | 1 Comment

The Office of Planning's Jennifer Steingasser said that the issuing of permits for new residential projects hadn't been affected by a proposed rule. ... read »

Office of Planning Asks Zoning to Limit “Pop-Up” Additions

Office of Planning Asks Zoning to Limit “Pop-Up” Additions

Lark Turner | June 30th 2014 | 3 Comments

Last week, the Office of Planning submitted recommendations that would lower the allowable height of rowhouses in the city to 35 feet. ... read »

Harriet Tregoning Resigns From Office of Planning

Harriet Tregoning Resigns From Office of Planning

UrbanTurf Staff | February 4th 2014 | 3 Comments

Office of Planning Director Harriet Tregoning will resign on February 23rd to take a position with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. ... 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 »

Tall Buildings Beyond the Core: DC Releases Height Act Recommendations

Tall Buildings Beyond the Core: DC Releases Height Act Recommendations

Shilpi Paul | September 25th 2013 | 7 Comments

On Tuesday, the city's Office of Planning released their bold conclusions regarding DC's height limit: it should be raised within L'Enfant City, and... read »

One on One: The Man Behind the 11th Street Bridge Park

One on One: The Man Behind the 11th Street Bridge Park

Shilpi Paul | December 14th 2012 | 1 Comment

For this edition of One on One, we talked to Scott Kratz, the hardworking volunteer who is working with the Office of Planning on the 11th Street... read »

A Conversation About DC’s Zoning Changes

A Conversation About DC’s Zoning Changes

Shilpi Paul | June 21st 2012 | 5 Comments

In something of a kick-off to the public discussions that will ensue in the coming months regarding DC's proposed zoning changes, Harriet Tregoning,... read »

The Changing Face of Housing in DC

The Changing Face of Housing in DC

Shilpi Paul | June 11th 2012 | 5 Comments

This past Friday, Housing Complex reported on some revealing graphs, charts and maps from the Office of Planning that visualize housing and... read »

DC Real Estate Guides

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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