Alley Dwellings

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

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 »

This Week’s Find: From Horse-and-Carriage to Three Bedroom on the Hill

This Week’s Find: From Horse-and-Carriage to Three Bedroom on the Hill

Nena Perry-Brown | March 27th 2017

Like many properties on Capitol Hill, this three-bedroom carriage home had a few other lives before becoming a residence. ... 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 »

Alley Dwellings and Corner Stores: New Zoning Rules Take Effect

Alley Dwellings and Corner Stores: New Zoning Rules Take Effect

Nena Perry-Brown | September 6th 2016

The first comprehensive overhaul of the zoning code since 1958 went into effect today, and while most of the changes are more technical than... read »

Don’t Call Them Tiny Houses: The New Housing Prototypes Coming to DC

Don’t Call Them Tiny Houses: The New Housing Prototypes Coming to DC

Nena Perry-Brown | June 15th 2016

In preparation for the changes to the zoning code related to accessory apartments and alley dwellings, the R. Michael Cross Design Group shared with... read »

Zoning Changes in Depth: Alley Dwellings

Zoning Changes in Depth: Alley Dwellings

Nena Perry-Brown | February 22nd 2016

In light of the DC Zoning Commission's unanimous approval of various amendments to the zoning regulations last month, UrbanTurf has been exploring... read »

Alley Live/Work Space Proposed For Naylor Court

Alley Live/Work Space Proposed For Naylor Court

UrbanTurf Staff | November 17th 2015 | 1 Comment

Currently a private garage, the owner plans to construct an 1,800 square-foot second story on the existing building. ... 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!

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

See more Northern Virginia »


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

See more Maryland »

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

See more Northwest DC »

Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

See more Southwest DC »

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

See more Northeast DC »

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

See more Southeast DC »