Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Dcra, from most recent to least.

DCRA Releases Series of Initiatives to Make Permitting Easier

DCRA Releases Series of Initiatives to Make Permitting Easier

Nena Perry-Brown | February 15th 2017

Today, DCRA unveiled its "Safe and Simple" initiative, a series of changes and releases to make the process to acquire a building permit more... read »

Friday’s Must Reads

Friday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | October 14th 2016

Glass box-fatigue in DC architecture; developers despise design for DC United stadium; and will land sales break up DC's Little Rome? ... read »

DCRA To Allow Single-Family Renters to Self-Certify Property

DCRA To Allow Single-Family Renters to Self-Certify Property

Nena Perry-Brown | September 22nd 2016

As part of Mayor Bowser's fall legislative agenda, DCRA will change their rules to allow owners of single-family rentals to self-certify their... read »

Tuesday’s Must Reads

Tuesday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | August 23rd 2016

Register your business with the DCRA's online wizard; local homeowners may be months away from selling stakes in home equity; and Uber raises its... read »

Are DC’s RPP Restrictions Working?

Are DC’s RPP Restrictions Working?

Nena Perry-Brown | July 25th 2016

A couple years after the residential parking permit (RPP) ban became a common proposal for city developers, it is unclear if the restrictions will... read »

Vacant and Blighted: A Look at DC’s PADD Program

Vacant and Blighted: A Look at DC’s PADD Program

Nena Perry-Brown | June 27th 2016

One lesser-known tool in DC's affordable housing-creation arsenal is the Property Acquisition and Disposition Division (PADD), through which a round... read »

Berlin Bans Renting Whole Homes Through Airbnb

Berlin Bans Renting Whole Homes Through Airbnb

Nena Perry-Brown | May 3rd 2016

On Monday, Berlin enacted a law which prohibits entire apartments and homes from being rented on a short-term basis through Airbnb and similar... read »

With Pop-Up Restrictions in Effect, DCRA Outlines Rules

With Pop-Up Restrictions in Effect, DCRA Outlines Rules

Lark Turner | June 29th 2015

Permits in the city's R-4 districts that haven't yet been issued will be subject to the new rules. ... read »

Ask DCRA: Do I Need a Surveyor’s Plat?

Ask DCRA: Do I Need a Surveyor’s Plat?

UrbanTurf Staff | August 12th 2014

UrbanTurf is running a four-week series that examines the questions that homeowners most frequently ask of the city's Department of Consumer and... read »

Ask DCRA: What Are Postcard Permits?

Ask DCRA: What Are Postcard Permits?

Lark Turner | August 6th 2014

Starting this week, UrbanTurf will be running a four-week series that examines the questions that homeowners most frequently ask of the city's... read »

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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