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Langdon Park Moratorium Zone


The Langdon Park Moratorium Zone (LPMZ) has been in effect since 2017.

The current moratorium:

  • Caps the number of nightclub licenses (CN/DN) and multipurpose facility licenses (CX/DX) at three (3).
  • Prohibits the issuance of new entertainment endorsements for restaurant and tavern licenses (CR and CT) that sell wine, beer, and spirits.


See map below.


The LPMZ exempts hotel licenses (CH/DH).


At the request of ANC 5B, the ABC Board adopted the Langdon Park Moratorium Notice of Final Rulemaking on May 19, 2021,  by a vote of 5-0. These rules will go into effect five (5) days after they are published in the D.C. Register. The Board did not make any changes to the rulemaking since it was published as proposed in November 2020.