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Friday Question of the Day – Should DC Building Height Restrictions Be Lifted?

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm 48 Comments

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We’ve never talked about this subject before though someone brought it up under a different context in a previous discussion so I thought it’d be worth exploring. There was a pretty interesting article written on the subject by the Post back in May of 2007. According to the article to lift the restrictions:

“To do so would require the support of Congress, which created the Height Act nearly a century ago to restrict virtually all of Washington’s tallest buildings to a height of 130 feet.”

So what do you think would housing become more reasonbly priced if the restrictions were lifted? Would DC stop losing companies that move to VA or MD? Would it kill the look of the city? Which side do you support?

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