National Capital Planning Commission

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About us

The National Capital Planning Commission is the federal government's planning agency for the National Capital Region. The 12-member Commission meets monthly to adopt, approve, or provide advice on plans and projects that impact the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The Commission is supported by a staff of planners, architects, urban designers, and other professionals.

NCPC protects and enhances the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the national capital by

  • Creating and updating the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital Region
  • Crafting long-range plans and planning policies
  • Reviewing a variety of federal and District of Columbia development projects
  • Producing the annual Federal Capital Improvements Program (FCIP)

NCPC coordinates the planning efforts of federal agencies that construct and renovate facilities within the National Capital Region. We represent the federal government on a number of local and regional planning boards and we encourage public participation in all aspects of the agency's work.


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401 9th Street NW, #500, Washington, DC, 20004, US

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