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Land Use - Planned 2006 (PlannedLandUse2006)

Land Use - Planned 2006 (PlannedLandUse2006)

by DC Office of Planning on 12/20/2006

Keywords
About: Comprehensive Plan Land Use, Comprehensive Plan, Land Use, Landuse, future land use, environment
Taking place at: Washington DC, Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Abstract


Planned Landuse from the 2006 DC Comprehensive Plan

This data set was digitized from the Generalized Land Use Map of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan (January 2002), and shows which areas of the city are planned for various uses. These uses include residential and commercial uses at various densities, public land, institutional, federal, and industrial uses. Although planned uses and current uses may be similar, this is not a data set describing current land use. This is a generalized product, and cannot be used to identity specific uses for all specific locations in the District of Columbia.

Purpose

This data set replaces the Generalized Land Use Map included in previous editions of the DC Comprehensive Plan. It is intended to guide zoning and development in the District. It is a visual depiction of District policy about appropriate land uses for various parts of the District. It is not intended to document existing conditions.

Access constraints

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Use constraints

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Point of contact


in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St, NE Suite 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Credits

DC Office of Planning (DCOP)

Data accuracy

Accuracy
This is the source dataset for the current Planned Land Use Map produced by the Office of Planning. The information in this dataset is the source for land use information shown on that map, so the two should match.

Completeness

This dataset was originally traced from the January 2002 District of Columbia Generalized Land Use map, and then was edited extensively to reflect the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the Council of the District of Columbia in December, 2006. It is intended to reflect all of the changes made by staff and Council during the Comprehensive Plan approval process.

Note that the level of spatial detail varies across the District. In all cases, only details visible at a printed scale of 1:18000 (one inch = 1500 feet) are meaningful.

Originally developed in ArcGis Version 8.1, this dataset has undergone several revisions and iterations. The primary enhancements consist of:

1) Topology rules were added in the ArcGis (8.3) editing environment to ensure that Land Uase polygons shared common boundaries withou overlaps and without gaps
2) Attribute information was reviewed against the January 2002 edition of the DC Generalized Land Use Map in both hardcopy and scanned image format and verified to be correct
3) Updated the contents of the LUCODE field to reflect updates to the ALLCODES field (same as ALLCODES except where multiple entries, then enter value MIXED)
4) This dataset has been clipped to the DC Boundaries
5) Using ArcGIS 9.1, numerous edits have been included in this data set to reflect the current policy of the Council of the District of Columbia.

Horizontal positional accuracy
This is a policy statement, not a survey instrument. It is intended to reflect the policies adopted in the District Elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the District of Columbia at the published scale of 1:1500. Complete, detailed and accurate electronic property boundary information was not available when this data set was compiled, so some boundaries may not be shown in precisely the intended locations.

Lineage / Sources

  • District of Columbia Generalized Land Use Map
    paper, This previous land use policy document was produced at a scale that reveals more detail, but on a less accurate cartographic base than the current product.
    District of Columbia Generalized Land Use Map
    by DC Office of Planning, January 2002

  • paper, The 2006 Comprehensive Plan revison process resulted in numerous changes to policy regarding land use in DC. Numerous drafts were prepared and reviewe by Office of Planning staff , by Council staff, and ultimately by the Council itself.
    District of Columbia Council -- Comprehensive Plan approved December 2006
Lineage / Processes

in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St, NE # 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Printed land use map (District of Columbia Generalized Land Use Map - January 2002) was scanned, and subsequently digitized. The digitized version was submitted to planners for approval. Changes and problems were identified, and edits were performed in ArcMap at a scale of approximately 1:5000.

Land use polygons were snapped to various layers- street centerlines, zoning boundaries, building outlines, respectively. Data were then edited further for consistency with the newest edition of the printed land use map, dated January 2002. In selected locations, boundaries that were extremely generalized on the source map were rendered in more detail in this data set.

in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St, NE # 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637

Added new field [LUCODE] to to simplify view of Land Use codes in both ArcGis and ArcView environments. Previously, mixed land use types utilized numerous shaded bands to display the various Land Use types.

Multiple mixed Land Use code shadings, while easily identified in a tabular environment, are not always discernable between shades of a specific color on a map. The new field [LUCODE] keeps all existing land use codes, but multiple codes in the [ALLCODES] field are replaced with the value "MIXED".

in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St, NE # 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Performed final validation between existing Landuse dataset and hardcopy source Landuse (January 2002) map.
1) Topology Rules were added in the ArcGis editing environment to ensure that Land Uase polygons shared common boundaries withou overlaps and without gaps
2) Attribute information was reviewed against the January 2002 edition of the DC Generalized Land Use Map in both hardcopy and scanned image format and verified to be correct
3) Updated the contents of the LUCODE field to reflect updates to the ALLCODES field (same as ALLCODES except where multiple entries, then enter value MIXED)
4) Developed a shade styleset to ensure consistent colors between original Landuse map when printed on DCOP color plotters. Developed corresponding layerfiles.

in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St., NW # 4000
Washington DC, 20002,

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Reattributed polygon at intersection of Georgia Ave. and Missouri Ave., NW from High Density Residential to Medium Density Residential.

Distribution

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in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St, NE # 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Entity

DCGIS.PlannedLandUse2006 / DC Office of Planning
Planned Landuse

Attributes

  • OBJECTID / ESRI
    Internal feature number.
  • LUCODE / ESRI
    Land use code (simplified)
    • CHD / Commercial High Density
    • CLD / Commercial Low Density
    • CMED / Commercial Medium Density
    • CMOD / Commercial Moderate Density
    • FED / Federal
    • INST / Institutional
    • LPUB / Local Public Use
    • MIXED / mixed uses
    • PROS / Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
    • PROTECH / Professional, Techical
    • RHD / Residential, High Density
    • RLD / Residential Low Density
    • RMED / Residential Medium Density
    • RMOD / Residential Moderate Density
    • WATER / water
    •  
  • ALLCODES / DC Generalized Land Use Map
    Land Use Code(s)
    • RLD / Residential Low Density
    • RMOD / Residential Moderate Density
    • RMED / Residential Medium Density
    • RHD / Residential High Density
    • CLD / Commercial Low Density
    • CMOD / Commercial Moderate Density
    • CMED / Commercial Medium Density
    • CMHD / Commercial Medium-High Density
    • CHD / Commercial High Density
    • FED / Federal
    • LPUB / Local Public Facilities
    • INST / Institutional
    • PROS / Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
    • PROTECH / Production and Technical Employment
    • WATER / Water Areas
    •  
  • RLD
    Residential Low Density
    • 1 / yes
    • 0 / no
    •  
  • RMED
    residential medium density
    • 1 / yes
    • 0 / no
    •  
  • RHD
    Residential High Density
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • CLD
    Commercial Low Density
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • CMOD
    Commercial Moderate Density
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • CMED
    Commercial Medium Density
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • CMHD
    Commercial Medium High Density
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • CHD
    Commercial High Density
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • FED
    Federal
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • LPUB
    Local Public
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • INST / DC Generalized Land Use Map
    Institutional
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • PROS / DC Generalized Land Use Map
    Parks, Recreation and Open Space
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • PROTECH / DC Generalized Land Use Map
    Professional, Technical
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • RMOD
    Residential Moderate
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • QC_STATUS
  • MAPEDITNAME
    Map Edit Name
  • MAPEDITNAME2
    Second Map Edit Name
  • MAPEDITNAME3
    Third Map Edit Name
  • EDITEDBY
    Operator name
  • WATER
    Water
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • EDITDATE
    Edit date
  • Shape
    • 0 / no
    • 1 / yes
    •  
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • SHAPE.AREA
  • SHAPE.LEN

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in DC Office of Planning

801 North Capitol St, NE # 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

phone: 202-442-7600
fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm