Tuesday, March 14, 2017

new to Bloomingdale: new construction 2nd buildings on residential lots that are residences (and not garages)

This is something new for Bloomingdale.

Bloomingdale has one-story garages that abut alleys.

Bloomingdale also has a small collection of two-story carriage houses that abut alleys.

Of course, Bloomingdale has its share of pop-ups and pop-backs.

Bloomingdale has yet to have any new buildings constructed behind the main house (other than new construction one-story non-residential garages).

Until now.

Both 20 Channing Street NW and 14 Channing Street NW -- which have extremely long lots -- are getting new construction 2nd buildings not physically attached to the main house (except for a "connecting" trellis.)

By providing a connection between the two structures, DCRA says it is one building. The "meaningful connection" is labeled covered by trellis.

The new building gets three stories and basement -- and a roof deck. 

The new 2nd buildings to be constructed in the back yard will be residential and not garages.

It would appear that all of this work is matter-of-right.  No zoning relief is needed, I believe.

New ground for Bloomingdale!

From PIVS: 


THE SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDES THE CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY ROWHOUSE TO A 2-FLAT CONDOMINIUM WITH ADDITIONS TO THE REAR AND 3RD STORY. THE WORK INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: - DEMOLITION OF SELECT BEARING AND NON-BEARING MEMBERS - DEMOLITION OF INTERNAL STAIRS AND EXISTING FINISH



See these two PDFs:

20 Channing St NW Plat Plans for New 3 Story Separate Bldg 2017 03 12 by Scott Roberts on Scribd

                                         

3 comments:

  1. Are there no zoning regulations in DC?

    Other cities at least require approval from adjacent landowners, if not the entire neighborhood!

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  2. New style carriage House/Alley dwelling. Very interesting!

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  3. I would not classify the new construction residential buildings on the lots of 20 Channing and 14 Channing St NW as "alley dwellings," since they do not abut the alley. Both projects have parking pads leading onto the lot from the alley. So parking spaces abut the alley.

    The 3-story + basement residential buildings to be constructed are mid-backyard.

    So not "alley dwellings."

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