Ellen M. McCarthy is the director of the Office of Planning for the United States city of Washington, D.C.. She previously served in that position from 2004-2007. Appointed by Mayor Anthony Williams, She was forced out of the position by wealthy Ward 3 homeowner groups who resented her development policies.
Before then, she served as Deputy Director for Development Review, Neighborhood Planning and Historic Preservation. McCarthy was former director of the DC Downtown Partnership, a group fostering revitalization of the historic downtown section of the city. She also ran a private practice in land use and transportation planning.
- Office of Planning biography
- "Today at Crew" - Bisnow
- "Embassy Chef Challenge 2010" - Bisnow
- "Carr Co. Opposes District's `Living Downtown' Policy; Developer Doesn't Want Housing in Project" - The Washington Post
- "Girding For a Fight In Foggy Bottom; GWU Expansion Raises Objections" - Washington Post
- "After Defense Decision, a Realigned Landscape" - Washington Post
- "City buys time to safeguard neighborhood zoning regs" - The Common Denominator
- "Williams’ city planner pick has big job ahead" - The Common Denominator
- "Media Report Links D.C. Official to Bribery Probe" - Washington Post
- "Erase the past, see the future" - Washington Business Journal
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