July 27, 2000
Campus Plan Round Table
Washington, DC. The District of Columbia Zoning Commission with the assistance of the Board of Zoning Adjustment and the DC Office of Planning is holding a roundtable to discuss Campus Plans on July 27, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at 441 4th Street, NW, Room 220, Washington, DC 20001 (overflow will be seated in the lobby of the same address). The discussion will be held strictly to – "How the Zoning Regulations pertaining to Campus Plans should or should not be altered?" – as they relate to the following:
- Should the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) or the Zoning Commission (ZC) hear Campus Plan cases; and if the ZC hears these cases should they be heard as a Special Exception or as a type of Planned Unit Development (PUD).
- What, if any, additional language should be added to the Zoning Regulations to allow for more specific information to be included in applications to facilitate the decision-making process and/or mediated solutions.
Very strict ground rules will be set so as to allow everyone a chance to articulate their position. Please take the following into account.
- The discussion will not be centered on whether Universities should or should not be located within the District. Comments on this subject will not be entertained at the roundtable.
- This discussion will not focus on any specific university, due to upcoming campus plan hearings. Such exchange of information can be considered ex parté communication.
- Time limits will be established for organization representatives as well as individual persons. The time limits will be adhered to tightly, so everyone has a chance to speak.
- Each University and Organization representative (1 official per university/organization) will be allotted 8 minutes
- Each Advisory Neighborhood Commission Single Member District Representative will be allotted 5 minutes
- Individuals will be allotted 3 minutes each
- No ceding of time will be allowed
- In case there is not ample time for participants to complete their statements everyone is encouraged to submit a written copy of their statement ahead of time, or to submit it the day of the roundtable.
- Anyone who wishes to speak must call the Office of Zoning at (202) 727-5372 and schedule to be heard. Participants will give their statements at the roundtable in the order their calls were received.
For Details and to RSVP, contact: Sara Benjamin, Public Relations Specialist at (202) 727-5372.