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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Height-limit debate is more complex than it seems

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about raising D.C.’s building height limit. Last week that discussion moved into the realm of official policy-making, as Congress announced it will study the issue. Any change to the height limit would need congressional sign-off.

In general I think the height limit should be raised subtly, in key places for key reasons, based on careful planning. I’m in favor of using taller buildings to incentivize more development where we want it, but don’t think it would be wise to simply eliminate the limit completely.

That’s sounds simple, but the issue is pretty complex. Here are some key points, with links to more expanded discussion:

[Continue reading Dan Malouff’s post at BeyondDC.]

Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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