DC Council Bill Aims to Encourage More Constructive Relationships Near Construction Sites
Earlier this month, several DC Councilmembers introduced a bill intended to ease tensions around construction impacts in the city.
The Construction Management Agreement Amendment Act of 2021 would amend DC's construction code to require that permit applicants give notice to impacted neighbors about the scope of construction work and offer those neighbors the chance to enter into a "construction management agreement" 30 days before building permits are submitted. These new regulations would only apply to quadplexes or 1,000-plus square-foot commercial spaces that abut at least one house or two-unit property.
story continues belowloading...
story continues above
Standard construction management agreements would stipulate that the permit-seeker notify impacted neighbors, via certified mail, seven days prior to work beginning of any noise expected to exceed mandated maximums or any work that will be done outside of typical construction hours — or reimburse that neighbor for one night at a hotel.
Also, the permit-seeker must reimburse impacted property owners who incur engineering expenses within 30 days of being notified. If an engineering report by a third party indicates that vibrations from the construction will exceed a maximum, the permit applicant will provide a vibration monitor for the impacted abutting property.
Applicants also wouldn't be able to seek a public space permit that would impact street parking for more than four weeks without the blessing of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. A copy of any construction management agreements would also be filed with the pertinent government agency. Additionally, permit applicants who are issued three (down from five) stop work orders within a year will be denied new building permits for one year.
The bill, introduced by Charles Allen, Christina Henderson, Janeese Lewis George, Brianne Nadeau, Robert White and Chair Phil Mendelson, has been assigned to the Committee of the Whole.
See other articles related to: building code, building permits, construction, dc council
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dc-council-bill-aims-to-encourage-more-constructive-relationships-near-cons/18121.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Ten years later, plans to construct nearly 150 townhomes at DC's most hotly debated d... read »
LEGO lovers will likely be first in line for the National Building Museum's latest ex... read »
Last year, Shiloh Baptist Church selected Monarch Urban to redevelop 1515 9th Street ... read »
JBG Smith has plans for a seven-story project along Crystal Drive.... read »
The "trailer park" where homes sell for millions; a renters utopia; and ideas for whe... read »
Virginia's homebuyer assistance programs can seem complex. This edition of First-Time... read »
The residential projects that have sprouted up on the Maryland and DC sides of the Fr... read »
With a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, the redevelopment of the Georgetown Wes... read »
The 23,600 square-foot mansion just hit the market, and would set a record if it fetc... read »
The immaculately kept 100-year-old house features six bedrooms and four-and-a-half ba... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
- Reservoir District: 146 Townhomes Planned at McMillan Site Look For Final Design Approval
- BRICK CITY: DC's New LEGO Exhibit Brings in Architecture From Around the World
- HPO Recommends Approval For 45-Unit Condo Development Pitched For Former Church Site in Shaw
- And Another One: Block-Long, 370-Unit Development Pitched For Crystal City
- Wednesday's Must Reads
- First-Timer Primer: Virginia's Home Buyer Assistance Programs
- Mall Conversions, Trader Joes? The 1,500 Units in the Friendship Heights Pipeline
- The Four Seasons Private Residences in Georgetown Break Ground
- DC's Blaine Mansion Lists For $30 Million, A Potentially Record-Setting Price in the City
- Now Selling: A 16th Street Heights Victorian on an Island of Its Own
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro