I believe that the Bloomingdale Civic Association and ANC 5E did not vote in support of the zoning variances.
Here is the info on the hearing from the Zoning website:
|Start Time : 7/29/2014 9:30 AM|
Case Number :
|Case Name :||Application of 143 Rear W Street LLC|
|Case Summary :||(Area Variance) Pursuant to 11 DCMR § 3103.2, for variances from subsection 2507.1, which permits a one-family dwelling as the only type of dwelling on an alley lot, and subsection 2507.2, which does not allow construction of a dwelling on an alley lot unless the alley lot abuts an alley 30 feet or more in width and has access to a street through an alley lot not less than 30 feet in width, to allow the construction of four flats on alley lots in the R-4 District at 143 Rear W Street, N.W. (Square 3121, Lots 73 and 74).|
Here is the lot in question -- bounded by the alleys of Flagler, Adams, 2nd & W Street NW.