National Capital Planning Commission
To serve as the central planning agency for the federal government in the National Capital Region; do comprehensive planning for the physical development of the national capital and its environs with the participation of appropriate planning agencies; establish administrative procedures for the DC and federal governments related to such planning. Prepare and adopt federal elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital; make recommendations to the Council on District elements of the plan; review government development proposals; adopt and modify urban renewal plans; forward such plans to the Council for approval; prepare a six year Federal Capital Improvements Program and review of the District's Multi-year Capital Improvements Plan, Permanent System of Highways Plan, proposed street and alley closings and public off-street parking facilities; do "in lieu-of zoning" approval of plans for federal public buildings in DC and for public buildings within the central area of DC; consult with the Council in the preparation of plats, defining areas within which applications for building permits for buildings fronting on certain government properties are required to be submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts; approve transfers of jurisdiction over properties within DC owned by the US or DC. Among federal and DC authorities, approve sale of real estate no longer needed for public purposes that is owned by the US under jurisdiction of the National Park Services and approve exchanges of DC land for abutting land; review all proposed zoning regulations, map changes, and amendments Twelve members: five citizen members, two DC residents, one from Maryland, one from Virginia, and one at-large, with experience in city or regional planning (three appointed by the US President and two by the Mayor) and the following ex-officio members or their designees: US Secretaries of Interior and Defense, Administrator of General Services. Mayor, chairperson of the Council, the chairpersons of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and House Committee Government Reform. The President designates the chairperson.
Licensed - Yes
Paid stipend or salary - No