Tuesday, June 09, 2015

...and here is GGW's response to the Zoning Commission's approval of the R-4 pop-up zoning regulations last night

Click on the link to read the entire Greater Greater Washington blog post.

C r y m e a r i v e r.

Rowhouse "pop-up" restrictions get much stricter at the eleventh hour

Jim, a homeowner in Columbia Heights who wants to add onto his row house, might be in trouble. New rules limiting homeowners' ability to divide a house into more than two units or build a "pop-up" on top just got even stricter as DC's Zoning Commission took its final vote.
Responding to neighborhood outcry about row houses being converted into three, four, and more units by adding onto the back or top, last year the Office of Planning (OP) proposed rules to limit houses in what's called the R-4 zone to only two units, along with some other restrictions.

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