The Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines document has been submitted for consideration by the Historic Preservation Review Boards (HPRB) at their September session. A record of comments received during the public comment period was included with the submission. Thank you to the Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, and the broader community for engaging in this 14-month process. the resulting guidelines ensure that future growth and development contribute to greater equity across Rock Creek West while preserving these neighborhoods’ historic assets.

Details regarding the HPRB meeting agenda and public participation can be found here:

View the Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines HERE

A report from the online public comment form can be found under the “Past Events” tab.



The Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines is a neighborhood planning effort focused on the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods and is part of a broader Rock Creek West Corridors Planning initiative outlined in the 2021 Rock Creek West Road Map. The planning process is led by the DC Office of Planning (OP) and is intended to implement the Comprehensive Plan Act of 2021, particularly where land use designations have been updated along Connecticut Ave.

The Development Guidelines will explore how to support the need for additional housing, particularly affordable housing, in these high-capacity transit nodes while allowing for development that is compatible in character with the established historic districts. The effort will be undertaken in collaboration with OP’s Historic Preservation Office and the Historic Preservation Review Board to determine how design can both support the historic districts and meet the new land use designations provided in the updated Comprehensive Plan.

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Project Contact

Heba ElGawish, Project Manager

View the Project Factsheet Here

View the Existing Conditions Report here

View the Public Life Study here