Monday, June 30, 2014

DC Office of Planning's Jennifer Steingasser summarizes the pop-up proposal

You all read my Saturday, 06-28-2014, assessment of the DC Office of Planning proposal on pop-ups, which would impact Bloomingdale?

I dropped Jennifer Steingasser of the DC Office of Planning an Email over the weekend to see if my assessment was accurate.

You can see her reply below:

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:17:52 -0400
Subject: RE: ... DC Office of Planning proposal addresses pop-ups in R-4

Thanks for the email.  You are accurate in your summary.  The OP proposal to amend the R-4 zone would:
1)      Reduce matter of right height to 35 feet from 40
2)      Limit the number of residential units to two in residential buildings and allow conversion of non-residential buildings only by special exception
3)      Include mezzanines within the number of floors
The proposal did not include any changes to lot occupancy.
The proposal is to the existing regulations, so the amendments would become effective sooner than the ZRR; and if adopted by the Zoning Commission, the amendments would also be reflected in the ZRR new regulations.
Jennifer Steingasser, AICP, Deputy Director
Development Review and Historic Preservation
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650
Washington, DC 20024                                                     
ph: 202-442-8808
fax: 202-442-7638

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