House Panel Launches 'Modest' Changes To DC Heights Act

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT) -- House lawmakers moved forward a bill Wednesday proposing to make the first changes, albeit modest, to a century-old federal law establishing height limits on Washington, D.C., buildings in order to bar New York-style skyscrapers in the nation’s capital.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted Wednesday to report to the full House for consideration H.R. 4192, a bill that would only slightly amend the Height of Buildings Act of 1910 to clarify the rules regarding “human occupancy” of certain penthouses above the top story...
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