Thank you to everyone who participated in this planning process thus far and submitted comments on the Draft Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines. The public comment period is now closd and the Office of Planning will be working on revising and finalizing the document. Sign-up for the newsletter below to receive project information and updates.

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The Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines is a neighborhood planning effort focused on the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods and is part of a broader Rock Creek West Corridors Planning initiative outlined in the 2021 Rock Creek West Road Map. The planning process is led by the DC Office of Planning (OP) and is intended to implement the Comprehensive Plan Act of 2021, particularly where land use designations have been updated along Connecticut Ave.

The Development Guidelines will explore how to support the need for additional housing, particularly affordable housing, in these high-capacity transit nodes while allowing for development that is compatible in character with the established historic districts. The effort will be undertaken in collaboration with OP’s Historic Preservation Office and the Historic Preservation Review Board to determine how design can both support the historic districts and meet the new land use designations provided in the updated Comprehensive Plan.

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Heba ElGawish, Project Manager

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