D.C. zoning overhaul stokes residents’ fears

Planning officials in D.C. are rewriting the city’s zoning rules for the first time in 54 years, and the process is increasing residents’ anxieties about growth, The Washington Post reported.

The proposed changes are small — allowing a corner store here, fewer parking spaces there — but the debate has grown in recent months, pitting some longtime residents and civic activists against city officials and advocates of denser transit- and pedestrian-oriented development.


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