Planned Unit Development (PUD)

The Office of Planning (OP) has submitted recommendations on this subject area to the Zoning Commission. You can find OP's Public Hearing Report, with the recommendations, below in the Working Group Documents section.

What Did This Working Group Cover?

This subject area looked at different options for review and approval of larger development projects in the District.  Issues include the limits of matter-of-right development, the relationship between density and public benefits, the role of government agencies and community groups in development, and other issues relating to discretionary review of large developments. The PUD Working Group focused on discretionary review zoning processes that enable more flexible development options, often in conjunction with additional height or density and with superior design and public benefits.   We examined the existing PUD system and discussed possible changes and improvements.  If you’d like to learn more about the current PUD process, you can review Chapter 24 of the Zoning Regulations, found here.

Working Group

This working group met from March through May 2010.



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Working Group Documents (13)
Date Title/Description
15-Sep-2010 Public Hearing Report - PUD Recommendations - Public Hearing Report with OP's recommendations for changing the approach to PUDs.
15-Jun-2010 Meeting 5 - Issues & Recommendations Handout - Handout provided at May 26th meeting, outlining PUD issues covered and tentative recommendations.
15-Jun-2010 Meeting 5 - Sample Benefits List Handout - Handout provided at the May 26th meeting, outlining a sample list of PUD point-based benefits.
14-Jun-2010 Meeting 5 - Notes Summary - The summary of notes and feedback from the fourth meeting on May 26th, 2010.
28-May-2010 Meeting 5 - Presentation - The presentation on tentative proposed recommendations for PUDs was given at the fifth meeting on May 26, 2010.
18-May-2010 Meeting 4 - Presentation - The presentation on community feedback and tentative direction was given at the fourth meeting on May 5, 2010.
18-May-2010 Meeting 4 - Notes summary - The summary of notes and feedback from the fourth meeting on May 5th, 2010.
29-Apr-2010 Meeting 3 - Notes summary - Meeting 3 - Notes-The summary of notes and feedback from breakout groups at the April 21, 2010 meeting.
08-Apr-2010 Meeting 2 - Presentation - The presentation on best practices in other jurisdictions given at the second meeting on April 7, 2010.
08-Apr-2010 Meeting 2 - Notes - The summary of notes from the April 7, 2010 meeting.
30-Mar-2010 Meeting 1 - Notes - The summary of notes and feedback from breakout groups at the March 24, 2010.
25-Mar-2010 Meeting 1 - Presentation - The presentation of background and introductory research given at the first meeting on March 24, 2010.
25-Mar-2010 PUD Study - 2007 - The report details the current state of the Planned Unit Development (PUD) regulations and procedures in Washington, DC. Based largely on interviews with planners, community leaders, land use attorneys, architects, and developers with extensive experience working on PUDs, the report is an attempt to capture how the regulations and the processes are currently working, who is involved, and what the specific strengths and weaknesses are.