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Notice of Fourth Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking - Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The ABC Board approved the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone (AMMZ) Notice of Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking, by a three (3) to zero (0) vote on December 13, 2023. The rulemaking:

  • Renews the Adams Morgan Moratorium for three years
  • Increases the cap on the number of CT, DT, CX, and DX retailer licenses to 16
  • Maintains all other restrictions in the existing moratorium

These emergency rules will expire on April 11, 2024, unless superseded by an emergency or final rulemaking. The emergency action is necessary for the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of District residents in order to keep the AMMZ in place until the Board can adopt final rules regarding its renewal.

The Board intends to take final rulemaking action in not less than thirty (30) days after publication of this notice in the D.C. Register. These proposed rules will be transmitted to the DC Council for a ninety (90)-day period of review. The Board will not adopt the rules as final prior to the expiration of the 90-day review period, unless approved by Council resolution.