Pro-DC advocates for an inclusive, growing city that offers transportation and housing choices for residents of all income levels, leading to a higher quality of life for everyone.
Pro-DC is free and open to anyone who supports our mission of advocating for an inclusive, growing city that offers transportation and housing choices for residents of all incomes.
D.C. Zoning Update
This year the biggest organizing priority for the Coalition for Smarter Growth and Greater Greater Washington is working with the D.C. Office of Planning, the D.C. Zoning Commission and residents throughout the District to ensure a forward thinking, sustainable revision of D.C.’s zoning code.
The zoning code shapes the form of our city and influences its walkability, transit-friendliness, and the types of housing available. Yet the code hasn’t been comprehensively updated since 1958! Priorities have changed a lot since 1958 – and that’s why it’s so important to get involved in this effort to ensure the gains we’ve made in reinvestment and livability continue far into the future.
Zoning Update Resource Center
Check out our zoning update resource center with maps, links, petitions and other ways to get involved.
Pro-DC Event Recap: Modernizing D.C.’s Zoning Code
Some of the best discussions on the meaning and importance of D.C.’s zoning code update are in the presentations by Harriet Tregoning, Director of the DC Office of Planning; and David Alpert, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington. They spoke to Pro-DC in June 2012 about what the zoning code update would mean for District residents at an event so popular we were forced to find a bigger venue and cap our admission RSVPs.