DC Office of Planning

DC Office of Planning OP is the Mayor’s designated entity for planning in the District, providing resources, innovative solutions, community engagement & technical expertise.

The DC Office of Planning (OP) performs planning for neighborhoods, corridors, districts, historic preservation, public facilities, parks and open spaces, and individual sites in Washington, DC. In addition, OP engages in urban design, land use, and historic preservation review. OP also conducts historic resources research and community visioning, and manages, analyzes, maps, and disseminates spatial and US Census data.

Operating as usual

03/11/2021

The DC Office of Planning (OP) is developing a Small Area Plan for the Pennsylvania Avenue East corridor. The plan will focus on enhancing a safe, accessible, and vibrant public realm; encouraging economic development and retail opportunities; improving transportation access and connectivity; and exploring housing opportunities to improve access for upward mobility.

It is important that throughout this planning process you make your voice heard!

To get involved, visit the project website (publicinput.com/PennAveSEPlan) to learn more, register for updates, provide critical feedback through the online survey, and sign-up for the first community townhall meeting!

The first community townhall will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00pm. The virtual meeting will be broadcast online at: publicinput.com/PennAveSEPlan.

If you are unable to join online, you can also dial-in at: 855-925-2801 (pin: 9252).

Thanks for getting involved in the Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan. If you have questions about the plan, you can reach out to the OP project team at [email protected] or call: 855-925-2801 (pin: 9252).

Have you heard? OP is launching a Small Area Plan in Chevy Chase. Sign up for email notifications and share your thought...
12/14/2020

Have you heard? OP is launching a Small Area Plan in Chevy Chase. Sign up for email notifications and share your thoughts on the project boundary and socially distant engagement opportunities here: https://publicinput.com/chevychase.

Have you heard? OP is launching a Small Area Plan in Chevy Chase. Sign up for email notifications and share your thoughts on the project boundary and socially distant engagement opportunities here: https://publicinput.com/chevychase.

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11/06/2020

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09/25/2020

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D.C. History Conference
09/21/2020

D.C. History Conference

We're counting down the eight weeks to #DCHistCon by highlighting ward history in partnership with the Historic Preservation Office — starting with Ward Eight! For more information, find the link in our bio!

Built in 1947, Carver Theater (2405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE) was the only African American theater in all of Ward Eight, and it‘a now a local heritage resource. The site is well-known for housing the Anacostia Community Museum (@smithsonianacm) until its permanent home on Fort Place was constructed. Founded by the Smithsonian Institution as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in 1967, the museum's collaboration with local activists and community members resulted in a new kind of museum — one focusing on local African American history, with input from the community on community issues, local history, and the arts. Today Carver Theater is home to the Community College Preparatory Academy Public Charter School. See the Ward 8 Heritage Guide linked here to learn more about heritage sites in Ward Eight, including those featured on the African American Heritage Trail.

This series also honors Patsy Mose Fletcher, who, as HPOs Outreach Coordinator, prepared the Ward Heritage Guide series. She reached deep into the community to compile lists of heritage resources valued at the neighborhood level — sites which might otherwise be overlooked by outsiders. Each guide describes the ward’s historical development, shows recognized historic properties, and identifies other sites that may be significant to local culture, in addition to discussing potential strategies for increasing appreciation and protection of community heritage. Ms. Fletcher helped establish the DC Community Heritage Program, a joint program of the DC Humanities Council and the HPO, and posthumously received an inaugural award as a “Cultural Hero” for leadership supporting community history and heritage activities across the District. The Humanities Council named the award program in her honor: “Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award.” Ms. Fletcher was the author of the 2015 History Press book “Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington D.C.” Ward 8 Heritage Guide:https://planning.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/op/page_content/attachments/Ward%208%20Heritage%20Guide%20FINAL%20Revised.pdf

11/23/2019

🎥 Follow along 🎥 with our Ward 5 DC Comp Plan Community Meeting. Thanks Luke C. Moore HS for hosting!

11/19/2019
11/19/2019

Follow along with our Ward 4 Comp Plan meeting! 🤙🏼🤙🏽🤙🏾🤙🏿

11/19/2019

Follow along with our Ward 4 Comp Plan meeting! 🤙🏼🤙🏽🤙🏾🤙🏿

11/13/2019

Follow along with our Ward 6 Comp Plan Community Meeting! Submit a question and our team will follow up with you. 👏🏻👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿

Not all neighborhoods in the District have convenient access to green space including small parks and natural space. DRA...
09/18/2018

Not all neighborhoods in the District have convenient access to green space including small parks and natural space. DRAFT Sustainable DC 2.0 has an action to “Create or improve small parks and natural spaces in underserved areas.”
Share your thoughts @ sustainabledc.mindmixer.com @DPR @SustainDC #Nature🌳🌲🍁🍂

Only a few days left to get involved in the conversation! Let us know your thoughts.
09/11/2018
Sustainable DC

Only a few days left to get involved in the conversation! Let us know your thoughts.

Not all neighborhoods in the District have convenient access to green space including small parks and natural space. DRAFT SDC 2.0 has an action to “Create or improve small parks and natural spaces in underserved areas.”🌱 #Nature @ DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Share your thoughts and or ideas here @ http://sustainabledc.mindmixer.com/ 💬 #SustainableDC

08/24/2018
Mayor Bowser

Year of the Anacostia - 15 Year Progress Report on the Resurgence of the Anacostia Waterfront

https://www.facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser/videos/279723936197835/?notif_id=1535140800169972¬if_t=live_video_schedule_broadcaster

Department of Energy & Environment Director Tommy Wells sits down with DC Office of Planning Director Eric Shaw and Living Classrooms Foundation's Lee Cain to talk about the great strides the District is making on the Anacostia Waterfront.

Live from The Earth Conservation Corps

The DC Office of Planning invites the submission of applications for a new grant to support the improvement of federally...
04/20/2018
Notice of Funding Availability | op

The DC Office of Planning invites the submission of applications for a new grant to support the improvement of federally-owned park land in the District of Columbia. OP will make at least one award for a total of $200,000. Application deadline is May 25, 2018.
https://planning.dc.gov/release/notice-funding-availability-1

The DC Office of Planning has released a Notice of Funding Availability regarding a new grant opportunity. The purpose of this grant is to support the improvement of federally-owned park land in the District of Columbia. OP will make at least one award for a total of $200,000. We will release a Requ...

Tonight is a Sustainable DC 2.0 Community Meeting at @OPinDC from 6-8pm. Our office is buzzing with excitement to meet w...
02/13/2018
Sustainable DC 2.0 Community Meeting

Tonight is a Sustainable DC 2.0 Community Meeting at @OPinDC from 6-8pm. Our office is buzzing with excitement to meet with you all and understand how we can make #SDC2 more fit to DC resident needs! RSVP NOW: bit.ly/2Djakj8

Please join your family, friends, neighbors, and the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) again for a Sustainable DC 2.0 community meeting at the DC Office of Planning on Tuesday, February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Come learn about the Sustainable DC 2.0 process, hear the latest ideas from the seven....

@OPinDC invites you to review the Draft DC Cultural Plan by visiting dcculturalplan.org #DCCulturalPlan @TheDCArts @ente...
01/23/2018

@OPinDC invites you to review the Draft DC Cultural Plan by visiting dcculturalplan.org #DCCulturalPlan @TheDCArts @entertain_dc

12/01/2017
Sustainable DC
10/17/2017

Sustainable DC

You're invited to our 10/18 #SustainableDC 2.0 Working Group Kickoff meeting. Pick from one of five (!) meeting sites OR tune in virtually. RSVP here: https://sdcworkinggroupkickoff.splashthat.com

Meeting locations:
1. Lamond-Riggs Library: 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE
2. Francis Gregory Library: 3660 Alabama Ave. SE
3. Dorothy I. Heights/Benning Library: 3935 Benning Rd. NE
4. DC Office of Planning: 1100 4th St. SW
5. Franklin D. Reeves Center: 2000 14th St NW

If you're not able to go to one of the five sites, you can participate virtually. We'll also be streaming a panel discussion with local sustainability experts via Facebook Live and will answer your questions via Facebook and Twitter.

Sustainable DC
09/13/2017
Sustainable DC

Sustainable DC

DC's Urban Sustainability Team has an immediate need for 2 Interns: a #sustainability Planning Intern and a #socialmedia and #digitalengagement Intern. These positions are unpaid, but not unappreciated. Click this link to learn more and apply: https://doee.dc.gov/service/internships

Join us on Saturday 8/26 4-7:30pm for an outdoor festival performance by @StepAfrikaHQ on Kingman Island #stepafrika ow....
08/24/2017

Join us on Saturday 8/26 4-7:30pm for an outdoor festival performance by @StepAfrikaHQ on Kingman Island #stepafrika ow.ly/nlgA30eCVVc

Office of Planning Director Eric Shaw joined a discussion on how to redefine what it means to be sustainable across vari...
08/17/2017
6 Essential Truths That Will Help the World Urbanize Sustainably

Office of Planning Director Eric Shaw joined a discussion on how to redefine what it means to be sustainable across various sectors such as food, climate, transportation, buildings and finance.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/sponsor-content-urban-expeditions/

6 Essential Truths That Will Help the World Urbanize Sustainably Hear from the leading experts at the forefront of emerging sustainability developments and trends. View Images Urban Expeditions was held at National Geographic's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event convened experts who are curr...

On Thursday, Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation unveiled the design for the new Frederick Dougla...
08/11/2017
Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

On Thursday, Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation unveiled the design for the new Frederick Douglass Bridge. The project calls for replacing the 68-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. More importantly, it will provide a better connection between our Ward 8 and Ward 6 communities.

Check out this Washington Post article (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/08/10/d-c-unveils-plans-for-new-frederick-douglass-memorial-bridge/?utm_term=.6e46ecd3377b) about the project.

Or visit https://www.newfrederickdouglassbridge.com/ to learn more.

Help shape #DC’s sustainable future in just 3 minutes! Take the Sustainable DC survey here: goo.gl/DNqeUP
08/02/2017

Help shape #DC’s sustainable future in just 3 minutes! Take the Sustainable DC survey here: goo.gl/DNqeUP

Great program announced by Mayor Bowser, Department of Energy & Environment and Department of Employment Services Helpin...
07/25/2017
New DC program puts solar panels on homes of low-income families

Great program announced by Mayor Bowser, Department of Energy & Environment and Department of Employment Services Helping families save money while also training young people for a career in solar energy!

http://wtop.com/dc/2017/07/new-dc-program-puts-solar-panels-homes-low-income-families/slide/1/

A new program aims to install solar panels on nearly 300 homes of low-income D.C. families, saving the families nearly $600 a year in energy costs.

Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs
07/25/2017
Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs

#DCProud of the DC Office of Planning for their work preserving our community history! #DCValues

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Have you heard? OP is launching a Small Area Plan in Chevy Chase. Sign up for email notifications and share your thoughts on the project boundary and socially distant engagement opportunities here: https://publicinput.com/chevychase.
🎥 Follow along 🎥 with our Ward 5 DC Comp Plan Community Meeting. Thanks Luke C. Moore HS for hosting!