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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 90 (Monday, May 11, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-11292]


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NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION


Public Comment on the Draft Federal Urban Design Element of the 
Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements

AGENCY: National Capital Planning Commission.

ACTION: Notice of 60-day public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning 
Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital 
Region, intends to release for public comment a draft new Federal Urban 
Design Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: 
Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: 
Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and 
Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a 
decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans 
and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC 
review required by law. The new Federal Urban Design Element provides 
policies that will guide the design and management of federal buildings 
and properties so as to enhance their adjacent public realm. It will 
also provide a framework for federal actions related to enhancing the 
overall character of the District of Columbia and the National Capital 
Region. All interested parties are invited to submit written comment. 
The draft Federal Urban Design Element will be available online at 
http://www.ncpc.gov/urbandesign not later than May 8, 2015. Printed 
copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below.

DATES: Dates and Time: The public comment period closes on July 10, 
2015. A public meeting to discuss the draft revisions to the new 
Federal Urban Design Element will be held on Monday June 1, 2015 from 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Mail written comments or hand deliver comments on the draft 
revisions to Comprehensive Plan Public Comment, National Capital 
Planning Commission, 401 9th Street NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 
20004. The public meeting will be held at AIA[mid]DC 421 7th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dereth Bush at (202) 482-7233 or 
urbandesign@ncpc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Electronic Access and Filing Addresses

    You may submit comments electronically at the public comment portal 
at http://www.ncpc.gov/urbandesign/comment.html.

    Authority:  (40 U.S.C. 8721(e)(2)).

    Dated: May 6, 2015.
Anne R. Schuyler,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2015-11292 Filed 5-8-15; 8:45 am]
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