Here in Washington DC, an intensely built urban environment with 37 historic districts, including those protected by federal legislation, we are wrestling with the campus plan process. More than a dozen large institutions constitute the largest land users (other than the federal government). Yet the city's economy is dependent on the palette of taxes paid by residents living cheek-by-jowl with the expanding colleges and universities.
I chair the zoning and historic preservation committee of our most local level of government, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Georgetown. Several campuses are about to submit 10-year revisions to campus plans. Many others are expanding.
Our Zoning Commission/municipal Office of Planning are about to focus a major effort on revamping the campus planning process (it is promised). Anxious to learn of "best practices" or successful town/gown programs. Will keep you in the loop, if you'd wish.
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