Hearing on PR21-137 (Inclusionary Zoning)


PR 21-137, Sense of the Council in Support of Improving Inclusionary Zoning Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the scheduling of a public roundtable of the Committee of the Whole on Proposed Resolution 21-137, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Improving Inclusionary Zoning Resolution of 2015.”  The roundtable will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-137 is to express the Council’s support for amendments by the Zoning Commission to the inclusionary zoning regulations, Chapter 26 of Title 11 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, a program that requires new and rehabilitated residential developments to include housing units permanently affordable to low and moderate-income residents in exchange for permitting housing developers to obtain additional zoning density as a matter of right.  Inclusionary zoning is generally regarded as a tool to increase the supply of affordable housing.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Cynthia LeFevre, Legislative Counsel, at clefevre@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, April 24, 2015.  Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  If submitted by the close of business on April 24, 2015 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing.  Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.  A copy of PR 21-137 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2015.