March 5, 2009
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Text Amendment to the Zoning Regulations to Locate Firearm Retail Sales Establishments
(File Number Z.C. 08-20)
The National Capital Planning Commission commented favorably on a zoning text amendment submitted by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission to allow firearm retail sales establishments in several commercial and industrial zoning districts in Washington, DC. NCPC’s review determined that the project is not inconsistent with federal interests or with the federal elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital. The amendment would allow firearm retail sales establishments as a matter-of-right use in specified medium and high-density, commercial areas, but not allow them to locate within 300 feet of a residential district, special purpose district, church, school, library, or playground.
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