For details on what’s going on, the Commission’s Director of Urban Design and Plan Review, Diane Sullivan, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has abandoned plans to relocate to the St. Elizabeths campus, but another wave of DHS components plans to move in over the next few years.
The changes include updating the ratio of number of employees to federal facility parking spaces.
The General Services Administration is considering redeveloping an area that includes the Energy Department complex, FAA buildings, GSA offices and the old Cotton Annex.
Nobel Prize winner David Wineland of NIST discusses his accomplishments. And a contingent of large federal buildings might be getting a makeover. The National Capital Planning Commission shares plans the GSA is considering.
The Commerce Department has big plans for its headquarters in downtown Washington, and it could lead a revolution in public-building planning.
Christine Saum, chief urban designer at the National Capital Planning Commission, describes how the blueprint will impact federal facilities in local communities and BRAC-related activities.
All Federal agencies are required to submit annual Sustainability Plans starting in June 2010. The plans must outline how the agency will meet the mandates of Executive Order 13514 to conserve more, consume less and substantially reduce its carbon footprint. In this interview, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will talk about the key components of Sustainability Plans, including implementation, monitoring and challenges.