A draft of proposed changes to the visitors element of the Washington area has been released for public comment. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has issued a document and is taking public comments until March 15 on its plan to revise the Federal Visitors and Commemorative Works Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements.
NCPC has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the document for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. It takes place at the NCPC office at 401 9th St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004
The public can comment online.
The revised plan aims to further emphasize the federal government in the visitor experience to the Washington area.
NCPC recommends ways to improve transportation to attractions such as monuments.
The plan asks federal agencies to locate visitor attractions near public transit. It calls for improving bicycle and pedestrian access.
But the revised plan drops elements in an earlier draft encouraging the DC Circulator bus and shuttle service.
It also calls for working with local governments to increase water transit so people can view sites from boats such as water taxis.
NCPC's document also recommends new polices regarding special events, visitor services and amenities.