Some District and federal government officials are interested in stretching the limits of D.C.’s building-height rules.
According to The Post’s Tim Craig, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and U.S. Rep Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have met in recent weeks about relaxing regulations that require most city buildings to stay under 130 feet. (Trivia! The District’s height limit has nothing to do with the U.S. Capitol. Congress approved the restrictions in 1899 after a 160-foot Cairo apartment building was erected on Q Street NW, and then set stricter rulls in 1910.)
“We haven’t come to any firm conclusions, but we are definitely talking about it,” Gray said. “It would help hugely with economic development.”
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