Q: Do the proposed DC zoning regulations update address large and long extensions off the rear of rowhouses?
A: R-4 neighborhoods currently can only have 60% of the lot occupied by buildings. That remains unchanged in the proposed zoning regulations.
Some residents do not like the large rear expansions. I believe that most of the extensions that we see right now are indeed within the 60% lot occupancy.
So some blocks with looooong lots, like the unit blocks of Adams and Bryant St NW, whose existing rowhouses take up much less than 60% of their lots, may very well see more "large rear expansions."
The proposed Zoning Regulations Review won't address this issue.