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Zoning

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

Plans for Petworth Hop-Back Filed With Zoning

Plans for Petworth Hop-Back Filed With Zoning

Nena Perry-Brown | May 10th 2017

Last month, UrbanTurf reported on a proposed hop-back in Petworth, where two adjacent rowhouses would be turned into six townhouse-style units. Now,... read »

A DC Petition Against Rear Addition Restrictions

A DC Petition Against Rear Addition Restrictions

Nena Perry-Brown | April 26th 2017

Just over a week ago, the Zoning Commission amended its regulations to limit by-right rear extensions for DC residences. Now, a developer has started... read »

Tuesday’s Must Reads

Tuesday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | April 18th 2017

WiFi to hit 30 Metro stations; American Hotel and Lodging Association vs. Airbnb; and a new restriction on rear additions. ... read »

Forget Pop Ups, Say Hello to the Petworth Hop-Back

Forget Pop Ups, Say Hello to the Petworth Hop-Back

Nena Perry-Brown | April 4th 2017

A development partnership is proposing to build a "hop-back" behind two Petworth rowhouses, creating six townhouse-style units across an "elongated... read »

104 Affordable Units Atop Retail: The Plans For a Central DC Triangle

104 Affordable Units Atop Retail: The Plans For a Central DC Triangle

Nena Perry-Brown | March 29th 2017

Capitol Vista Community Partners has filed a zoning application for the Capitol Vista parcel in Mount Vernon Triangle; the proposal would deliver 104... read »

September’s Zoning Amendments Omitted a Zone; OP Recommends a Remedy

September’s Zoning Amendments Omitted a Zone; OP Recommends a Remedy

Nena Perry-Brown | January 24th 2017

Last September, the Zoning Commission implemented an extensive overhaul of the zoning regulations; however, those new designations neglected to... read »

Best Zoning Change in 2016: Accessory Dwellings

Best Zoning Change in 2016: Accessory Dwellings

Nena Perry-Brown | December 20th 2016 | 1 Comment

Several amendments to the District's zoning code were enacted in September, with one of the most interesting and potentially game-changing allowances... read »

Monday’s Must Reads

Monday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | November 28th 2016

Funny footnotes on future development applications; another local party mansion connected to a heinous crime; and the genesis and gentrification of... read »

Wednesday’s Must Reads

Wednesday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | October 19th 2016

Statehood still on the ballot for the Douglas Commonwealth; Nora Pouillon plans to pass the baton; and battle over zoning at Stadium Club may come... read »

Obama Calls on Cities to Loosen Zoning Restrictions

Obama Calls on Cities to Loosen Zoning Restrictions

Nena Perry-Brown | September 26th 2016 | 2 Comments

Today, the Obama administration is calling on cities and counties to explore reforming the rules governing housing, land use and construction in... read »

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Turning Lemons into Lemonade
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Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
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Hitting Its Growth Spurt
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An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
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The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
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More Than a Little Bit Quirky
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A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
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Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
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A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
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Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
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U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
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Deceptively Residential
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New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
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Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
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The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
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A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
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Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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