National Capital Planning Commission

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Kennedy Center Expansion Gets Early Approval

The Kennedy Center’s expansion plan is receiving early signs of approval from two federal agencies that oversee architecture and design in Washington.


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Planning Group: Some DC Buildings Could Be Taller

A planning commission is set to recommend that Congress ease more than 100-year-old restrictions on the height of buildings in Washington, but only away from downtown.


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Phase 2 of D.C. Building Height Restriction Study Nears Completion

The battle between developers and preservationists continues to be waged over whether to leave the current building height restrictions in place in Washington, D.C. or raise the city’s skyline.