A rendering of the proposed development
Last month, UrbanTurf reported on a proposed hop-back in Petworth, where two adjacent rowhouses at 429 and 431 Quincy Streets NW (map) would be turned into six townhouse-style units. Now, the plans have been filed with the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA).
The development team filed one application for each house, showing an interior configuration for each that will create one street-facing and one rear-facing four-bedroom, three-bath unit with the existing structure and a third four-bedroom, three-bath unit in a three-story rear addition constructed at the end of the lot.
The trellis-covered footpath.
The existing structure and the new addition will be connected by a 34-foot “hop-back” courtyard with a covered trellis walkway, which should allow the structures to count as a single building. However, the plans still show a single walkway despite each house now being treated as an individual three-unit project. It will be interesting to see whether this becomes an obstacle to acquiring zoning approval or whether a second walkway will be required.
The application also requests a nearly 9-foot extension at the rear of each existing house. Instead of five alley parking spaces, there will be four.
A rendering of the rear addition
Treating each house as an individual development allows the project to move forward without needing to set aside dwellings or provisions for inclusionary zoning. The development, designed by James Foster of Arcadia Design, is a partnership between developer Eric Hirshfield and builder Matt Shkor of Potomac Construction Group.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/plans_filed_with_zoning_board_for_petworth_hop-back/12552
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Landmark Theatres is in the final stages of negotiations that would have it operating... read »
The housing market last month was not as hot as September 2020, but that is probably ... read »
The next phase on the Center Block would deliver 166 apartments and 221 hotel rooms.... read »
DC's crane count still ranks as one of the highest among U.S. cities despite a declin... read »
The latest installment of Above Asking revisits two recently-featured listings in the... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
STAY DC provides rental aid and utility payment grants to at-risk District residents ... read »
The yet-to-be-built home may set a new bar for luxury in the residential real estate ... read »
Federal Realty plans to eventually file a planned unit development application for th... 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 »
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