National Capital Planning Commission

National Capital Planning Commission Welcome to the official page of the National Capital Planning Commission, the federal planning agency for America's capital. NCPC is the federal government's planning agency for the National Capital Region.

The 12-member Commission is comprised of appointees and ex-officio representatives. Their work is supported by a permanent staff of planning, architecture, and urban design professionals. Through its long-range plans, monthly review of development proposals and partnerships with other federal and local agencies, the Commission seeks to protect and enhance the extraordinary resources of the national capital.

The 12-member Commission is comprised of appointees and ex-officio representatives. Their work is supported by a permanent staff of planning, architecture, and urban design professionals. Through its long-range plans, monthly review of development proposals and partnerships with other federal and local agencies, the Commission seeks to protect and enhance the extraordinary resources of the national capital.

Mission: NCPC protects and enhances the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the national capital. To do this, we: - Create and update the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital Region - Craft long-range plans and policies - Review a variety of federal and District of Columbia development projects - Produce the annual Federal Capital Improvements Program (FCIP) NCPC coordinates the planning efforts of federal agencies that construct or renovate facilities within the National Capital Region. We represent the federal government on local and regional planning boards and we encourage public participation in all aspects of the agency’s work.

Operating as usual

Celebrate the virtual dedication of the @USArmyMuseum at Fort Belvoir - honoring over 240 years of Army history and our ...
11/10/2020

Celebrate the virtual dedication of the @USArmyMuseum at Fort Belvoir - honoring over 240 years of Army history and our nation’s Soldiers, Reserve, and National Guard on November 11, 2020. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Szq950Ch7dk

Concrete swoops and soars! Congrats to The REACH @kencen, recognized with the @ConcreteACI2020 Excellence Award.  http:/...
10/30/2020

Concrete swoops and soars! Congrats to The REACH @kencen, recognized with the @ConcreteACI2020 Excellence Award.
http://ow.ly/EUkB50C6DgZ

An October Commission Meeting recap, new tree preservation policies, whats new at the Foreign Missions Center, and more ...
10/29/2020

An October Commission Meeting recap, new tree preservation policies, whats new at the Foreign Missions Center, and more - in the October Enews. ttps://www.ncpc.gov/newsletters/october2020/

Twenty Years of Comprehensive Planning in the District of Columbia: Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 @GUGlobalCities will convene al...
10/23/2020

Twenty Years of Comprehensive Planning in the District of Columbia: Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 @GUGlobalCities will convene all five past planning directors of #WashingtonDC to discuss the #ComprehensivePlan. Agenda and register here: http://globalcities.georgetown.edu/events

The National Park Service, the Trust for the National Mall and the National Trust for Historic Preservation came up with...
10/21/2020
National Mall Tidal Basin’s future reenvisioned to account for climate change - Washington Business Journal

The National Park Service, the Trust for the National Mall and the National Trust for Historic Preservation came up with the National Mall Tidal Basin Ideas Lab that asked five prominent landscape architecture firms to lay out how the Tidal Basin might evolve over the next 150 years.
http://ow.ly/H6QA50BYIC1

From keeping the water out to moving memorials and letting it flood, several architecture firms are proposing alternative futures for the Tidal Basin to incorporate a changing landscape.

NCPC is accepting public comments on the chancery of Libya site improvements through 11/5/20. Learn more: http://ow.ly/q...
10/13/2020

NCPC is accepting public comments on the chancery of Libya site improvements through 11/5/20. Learn more: http://ow.ly/qg4y50BRvCt

The first stone of the White House – our first official federal building - was placed the day after the 300th anniversar...
10/13/2020

The first stone of the White House – our first official federal building - was placed the day after the 300th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage to America.

The White House has grown since then into a complex that includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—which now houses offices for the president's staff and the vice president—and Blair House, a guest residence. The property is a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service.

Congratulations @usparkpolicepio, @NatlParkService, @TheNationalMall, and Tedi (the horse) on your groundbreaking for th...
10/09/2020

Congratulations @usparkpolicepio, @NatlParkService,
@TheNationalMall, and Tedi (the horse) on your groundbreaking for the stables complex and education center! http://ow.ly/lvCf50BOkKq

September's Commission Meeting recap, the Eisenhower Memorial is dedicated, and more on antennas in this months NCPC e-n...
09/23/2020

September's Commission Meeting recap, the Eisenhower Memorial is dedicated, and more on antennas in this months NCPC e-news: http://ow.ly/3uVA50Bzhoz

National Capital Area Chapter American Planning Association Conference:Issues of security in the public realm have been ...
09/22/2020

National Capital Area Chapter American Planning Association Conference:
Issues of security in the public realm have been in the spotlight since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, and NCPC has been at the forefront of developing guidelines to address security, urban design, and access in a thoughtful and balanced manner. On September 23, 11-12 PM @NCAC_APA, NCPC Urban Planners and Golden Triangle DC discuss "Rethinking Security and Access in Public Space.”

Unable to attend? Check out the full report: http://ow.ly/BGRg50Byaw4

NCPC’s Executive Director Marcel Acosta moderates the region’s planning directors in a discussion about “Planning in the...
09/18/2020

NCPC’s Executive Director Marcel Acosta moderates the region’s planning directors in a discussion about “Planning in the Context of Health, Economic, and Equity Crisis” @NCAC_APA 9/21 at 9 am.

A Cell phone antenna disguised as a tree is NOT the thing Tree Preservation & Antenna Guidelines have in common. What th...
09/14/2020

A Cell phone antenna disguised as a tree is NOT the thing Tree Preservation & Antenna Guidelines have in common. What they do have is today is the last day you can comment on these draft policies. www.ncpc.gov

#Society’sCage is a data-based installation by @Smithroup currently installed on the @NationalMall that re-imagines trad...
09/08/2020

#Society’sCage is a data-based installation by @Smithroup currently installed on the @NationalMall that re-imagines traditional approaches to commemoration while furthering discussion about racism in America: https://www.smithgroup.com/societys-cage

No one ever says, “I wish we had fewer trees.” NCPC’s updated tree replacement and rehabilitation policies are looking o...
09/02/2020

No one ever says, “I wish we had fewer trees.” NCPC’s updated tree replacement and rehabilitation policies are looking out for our leafy friends- let us know what you think. Public comment period open to 9/14/20:https://www.ncpc.gov/docs/CP01B_Tree_Replacement_Appendix_A.pdf

When the antenna guidelines were last adopted in 2001, the US had 109M phones like the ones Rachel is holding.  There ar...
08/27/2020

When the antenna guidelines were last adopted in 2001, the US had 109M phones like the ones Rachel is holding. There are now over 300M phones in use and technology has updated, so we needed to update our antenna submission guidelines: http://ow.ly/SjXn50Ba2A3

#TBT

August 26 marks the 19th Amendment's 100 year anniversary. Iconic buildings in Washington DC lit with purple and gold in...
08/26/2020

August 26 marks the 19th Amendment's 100 year anniversary. Iconic buildings in Washington DC lit with purple and gold in honor of this event include the White House, Smithsonian Castle & the Kennedy Center. Shown: Ida Wells installation at Union Station: http://ow.ly/ZIHH50B9xE6

Oh, how Kudzu? NCPC’s new tree policies encourage increasing biodiversity and the use of native plant species where appr...
08/21/2020

Oh, how Kudzu? NCPC’s new tree policies encourage increasing biodiversity and the use of native plant species where appropriate. Learn more and provide comments: http://ow.ly/saNV50B4sqr

Join us this Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm for a staff presentation of the draft Antenna Submission Guidelines foll...
08/03/2020

Join us this Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm for a staff presentation of the draft Antenna Submission Guidelines followed by public Q&A. Learn more and register at https://www.ncpc.gov/initiatives/antennas/

Check out the July meeting recap, public comment opportunities and a story on why we’re updating our tree replacement po...
07/30/2020

Check out the July meeting recap, public comment opportunities and a story on why we’re updating our tree replacement policies: http://ow.ly/YKiw50AMfyQ

30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Acthttps://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/14734-accessibility-experts-...
07/29/2020
Accessibility Experts and Architects Consider 30 Years of the ADA

30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/14734-accessibility-experts-and-architects-consider-30-years-of-the-americans-with-disabilities-act

This month marks 30 years since President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. One of the most sweeping pieces of civil rights legislation in the country’s history, its guidelines and protections have changed the way we work, learn, and move ...

Reminder: TODAY! NCPC will hold an online public meeting at 4:30 pm to present updated Tree Replacement and Rehabilitati...
07/29/2020

Reminder: TODAY! NCPC will hold an online public meeting at 4:30 pm to present updated Tree Replacement and Rehabilitation Policies followed by Q&A. Learn more and register here: https://www.ncpc.gov/event/389/

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm, NCPC will host an online public meeting on draft policies for tree preservation....
07/22/2020

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm, NCPC will host an online public meeting on draft policies for tree preservation. Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/6TGe50AF9uI

Happy 244th Independence Day from all of us at NCPC. @USNatArchives#fourthofjuly #independenceday #declarationofindepend...
07/04/2020

Happy 244th Independence Day from all of us at NCPC. @USNatArchives

#fourthofjuly #independenceday #declarationofindependence

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