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Alley Dwellings

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

A Move to Get More Homes and Performance Spaces in DC Alleys Takes a Step Forward

A Move to Get More Homes and Performance Spaces in DC Alleys Takes a Step Forward

Nena Perry-Brown | July 14th 2020

On Monday, the DC Zoning Commission voted to approve amendments that could enable more alley dwellings to be constructed in DC and more alley events... read »

From Homes to Performance Spaces, How a Zoning Change Could Transform DC Alleys

From Homes to Performance Spaces, How a Zoning Change Could Transform DC Alleys

Nena Perry-Brown | June 4th 2020

Proposed zoning amendments would enable more construction on alley lots, and create the potential for public performances there. ... read »

Alley Homes Return to Hill East

Alley Homes Return to Hill East

Nena Perry-Brown | April 29th 2020

A residential project in Hill East is returning residences to seven alley lots, courtesy of the 2016 zoning rewrite. ... read »

This Week’s Find: A Custom, Compostable Capitol Hill Alley House

This Week’s Find: A Custom, Compostable Capitol Hill Alley House

Nena Perry-Brown | December 4th 2019

This Week's Find is a DC home expected to exceed net-zero energy standards. ... read »

An Alley-Stable-to-Single Family House Conversion on Capitol Hill

An Alley-Stable-to-Single Family House Conversion on Capitol Hill

Nena Perry-Brown | May 3rd 2019

A recently-filed application seeks to convert a former 19th-century Capitol Hill stable into a single-family house. ... read »

The Community that Became Sursum Corda in DC

The Community that Became Sursum Corda in DC

Nena Perry-Brown | March 19th 2019

Last fall, UrbanTurf took a look at the interesting alley dwelling networks uncovered in a century-old survey conducted in the District. Now, we have... read »

Where Have All the Alleys Gone?

Where Have All the Alleys Gone?

Nena Perry-Brown | November 16th 2018

Today, UrbanTurf takes a look at a century-old survey of DC's habitable alleys to highlight some interesting ones that no longer exist. ... read »

What DC Alley Dwellers Would Like to See on the City’s Other Streets

What DC Alley Dwellers Would Like to See on the City’s Other Streets

Nena Perry-Brown | May 4th 2018

As alley living makes a comeback in the District, a recently-released survey highlights what alley residents would like to see. ... read »

Can This Be Built In My Backyard?

Can This Be Built In My Backyard?

Nena Perry-Brown | March 13th 2018

Recently, a tool debuted in Los Angeles that tells homeowners whether an additional rear dwelling is permitted on their lots. Does DC need something... read »

A Pair of Capitol Hill Alley Dwellings To Address the Missing Middle

A Pair of Capitol Hill Alley Dwellings To Address the Missing Middle

Nena Perry-Brown | May 19th 2017

Following last year's zoning amendments, more DC households are beginning to explore constructing accessory dwellings behind their homes. ... read »

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