House Committee Considers Easing DC Rooftop Restrictions

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- For the first time in decades, a congressional committee on Thursday began debating whether a federal law regulating height limits for Washington buildings should be relaxed to allow new businesses and activities on city rooftops.

Pulling together a half dozen building and policy experts, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted a hearing on a proposal to amend the 102-year-old Act to Regulate the Height of Buildings so that existing rooftops that have hit their maximum heights could be used for more than just housing...
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