Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:41:57 -0500
Subject: Two-Story pop-up and roof-top deck at 1833 First St., NW
In my role as ANC Commissioner -Elect for 5E07, several persons have indicated to me concern regarding construction at 1833 First St., NW. This construction will convert that 2-story rowhouse for use as a 4 unit apartment building (with 1 unit per floor) . I visited the site today, took photos, spoke with a worker, but the construction manager reportedly was out of town for about a week. I also spoke with a BZA official and he noted DCRA had not made any referral for a zoning exception or variance.. Thus, although DCRA's database indicates that its staff had flagged several potential zoning problems (e.g., lot coverage, on-site parking spaces, blockage of open court), these were apparently resolved as no BZA referral was made. I will be calling those DCRA staff responsible for zoning reviews of building applications and zoning compliance so that I might share with neighbors if and how identified zoning concerns were resolved, and DCR A's response to any other concerns identified by neighbors.
IF YOU LIVE WITHIN ABOUT A BLOCK OF 1833 FIRST ST., NW AND HAVE SPECIFIC CONCERNS, PLEASE EMAIL THOSE CONCERNS TO ME ASAP!
Moderator comment: The property is zoned C-2-A and not R-4.