Find out how the city is attempting to change the Comp Plan to further the gentrification of the city - and how a growing citywide movement of residents is fighting back!
DC Grassroots Planning Coalition
DC communities fighting back against gentrification, displacement and greed.
Join us for our next meeting:...
Saturday, January 20th
Southeast Neighborhood Library
403 7th St, SE
(by Eastern Market Metro Station)
This year the city will amend the comprehensive plan, the "guiding framework" for how development happens in the city. The comp plan has been used by residents to challenge harmful development projects in court, with recent success. The amended "framework element" of the comp plan has now been introduced to the dc council for their approval. A hearing will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Lauded by pro-development journal Bisnow, the amendments lay the groundwork for weakening the comp plan to the benefit of developers and at the expense of communities that oppose gentrification, displacement and environmental destruction.
The DC Grassroots Planning Coalition will present an analysis and action steps for defeating these harmful amendments at our Jan 20th meeting. In advance please review the 60-page framework at:
and tune in to Taking Action on Tuesday, Jan 16th at 1pm to learn more - WPFW 89.3fm or online at wpfwfm.org
Its official, @OPinDC has unveiled their amendments to the key Framework element of the Comprehensive Plan . . . and it doesn't look good. They didn't shop it with the public to get feedback as they said they would . . . instead OP and the Mayor have gone right to the City Council with their amendments as legislation. See the center column of their website here >> https://plandc.dc.gov/
Next Wednesday, come learn and celebrate McMillan Park. One of the first defacto integrated spaces for folks to gather safely in the district, that is until a fence was kept up around the park we surmise for those very same reasons. Food provided. Donations accepted. www.tinyurl.com/mcmillanpenguelf2017
Thank you to all the amazing organizations and individual community leaders trying to make a difference in fighting displacement and seeking to ensure EXISTING residents, families, culture, and DC life is protected from the influx of “outsider” global capital and invasive force of well-heeled single professionals. http://www.dc4reason.org/updates/371
Thank you to Brookland Manor, Congress Heights and Barry Farms residents & families who are holding on, fighting displacement, protesting & trying to stay in th...e city with willing assistance from groups helping them lead their own fights and their own fate in the District. See the latest DC4RD update here to see who we don't thank . . . http://www.dc4reason.org/updates/371
See you today at the SW library. Please Bring good intentions in service of protecting you and your neighbors from overdevelopment.
DC folks gathering to discuss the developments blowing up Ward 6, Southwest DC. Come with any projects you have identified as problematic for you and your neighbors, and be prepared to discuss solutions and political accountability. As part of the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition, the efforts from this gathering will be part of the citywide planning efforts to fight displacement and protect the health and environment of Ward 6 communities. https://planning.dc.gov/page/about-ward-6 Linda Brown from Greenleaf Gardens will be a special guest, among others coming to inform the meeting.
To share this event by email or by other means, you can use this link >> http://tinyurl.com/swplanning-nov2017
The Office of Planning will be dropping their suggested amendments to the Comprehensive Plan soon. The Grassroots Planning Coalition invites youto this Action Meeting as we gear up citywide reading groups and prepare to win the people's planning policies that stem from Coalition principles( Anti-Displacement, Economic Justice and Equity, Racial Justice in Planning & Development, Public Assets for Public Needs, Equitable Access to Public Services, Environmental Justice). We also must prepare to fight what we anticipate will be a cornucopia of developer-driven policy amendments. Come meet neighbors and friends working to fight displacement and who are seeking equitable anti-racist planning, and transparency in decision-making that seeks to protect our friends and families from gentrification and overdevelopment impacts.
To see why we need to shore up the DC Comprehensive Plan, witness an exercise in terrible administrative planning and zoning this Thursday night, 11/2/14, when Monty Hoffman goes back to the Zoning Commission, 6:30PM, 441 4th Street NW, Suite 200 South, to get more million dollar Wharf condos approved, again!
Join us tomorrow for the monthly meeting of the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition featuring presentation and discussion with ANC Commissioners about the role of the ANC in development and how ANCs and residents can work together to hold developers accountable! RSVP to email@example.com / (202) 234-9119 x 100 if you require child care
Come and join fellow residents of the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition to learn together “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” Communities and Planned Unit Development (PUD's)
Saturday, July 15th
Mt Pleasant Library - 3160 16th St, NW