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Citywide Planning Documents

Citywide Planning Documents

In addition to agency Performance Plans, the District government has several other planning initiatives and projects.  Together, these documents help guide District government decision making and long-term planning.


Climate & the Environment

  • Anacostia 2032 Plan: The District’s plan to make the Anacostia River swimmable and fishable by 2032.
  • Climate Action Plan:  The District’s plan to reduce the carbon footprint of the District government and the community as a whole.
  • DC Clean Rivers Project:  The District’s long-term control plan for controlling combined sewer overflows.
  • Sustainable DC:  A plan to make the District of Columbia the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States.
  • Sustainble DC Task Force Reports:  A series of recommendations to advance specific Sustainable DC Plan goals.
  • Wildlife Action Plan:  Census of wildlife found in the District, including those species in greatest need of conservation.


Equity & Diversity

Government Performance

  • Agency Performance Plans:  A comprehensive list of agency plans that report on metrics and initiatives designed to monitor and improve agency performance.
  • Indices:  A statistical index of District government services.
  • Independent Agency Annual Reports:  Annual reports are prepared by several boards, commissions, and independent agencies to highlight goals and objectives, accomplishments, and overall performance.

Health & Wellness

  • Healthy By Design:  A citywide initiative aimed at developing a healthier, more livable, more walkable city.



  • Bridges to Opportunity:  A New Housing Strategy for D.C.:  A plan to create and retain more affordable housing throughout the city.

Jobs & the Economy

  • Five-Year Economic Development Strategy:  A strategic roadmap to transform the District by creating 100,000 new jobs and generate $1 billion in new tax revenue to support city services over the next five years.

Parks & Recreation

  • Play DC:  The vision framework for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


  • 2006 Comprehensive Plan:  The overarching general policy document that provides overall guidance for future planning and development of the city.
  • Neighborhood Plans:  A comprehensive list of neighborhood planning documents organized by Ward.
  • 2016 DC Historic Preservation Plan:  A vision for the city's historic environment, partnership opportunities, and goals and targets for action.


  • moveDC:  A plan to develop a bold and implementation-focused vision for the District’s transportation future. MoveDC will incorporate and/or replace stand alone "modal" master plans including:
  • Public Realm Design Manual:  A comprehensive overview of the policies, standards, and regulations that shapes the District's public space in a way that is pedestrian friendly and environmentally responsible.