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Building Permits

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

Doubling Applications and Revenue: The Second Year of DC’s Velocity Program

Doubling Applications and Revenue: The Second Year of DC’s Velocity Program

Nena Perry-Brown | April 10th 2020

Two years after DCRA unrolled its permit expediting programs, UrbanTurf is taking another look at its successes. ... read »

Too Much Digging, Not Enough Underpinning Caused Trinidad Building Collapse

Too Much Digging, Not Enough Underpinning Caused Trinidad Building Collapse

Nena Perry-Brown | February 13th 2020

A DCRA representative attended a recent ANC meeting to explain why the building collapsed and what will happen next. ... read »

The Graph That Illustrates DC’s Housing Production Versus Population Growth

The Graph That Illustrates DC’s Housing Production Versus Population Growth

Nena Perry-Brown | February 10th 2020

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development released a graph this weekend adding perspective to the city's recent wave of... read »

DC Pilots New Option For Homeowners Who Want to Expedite Building Permits

DC Pilots New Option For Homeowners Who Want to Expedite Building Permits

Nena Perry-Brown | November 6th 2019

This summer, DCRA initiated Project X which offers an expediting process for single family homes and residential or commercial projects smaller than... read »

Nationwide Housing Starts At 12-Year High

Nationwide Housing Starts At 12-Year High

Nena Perry-Brown | September 18th 2019

Construction began on 1.36 million housing units in August , the highest monthly total since June 2007. ... read »

The ADU Approval Process in DC is Inefficient, But DCRA is Not Solely to Blame

The ADU Approval Process in DC is Inefficient, But DCRA is Not Solely to Blame

Nena Perry-Brown | September 6th 2019

UrbanTurf learned more about some of the pitfalls of the ADU approval process from an architect with years of experience guiding clients to... read »

Housing Construction Lags Behind Job Creation in DC, Per Report

Housing Construction Lags Behind Job Creation in DC, Per Report

Nena Perry-Brown | August 1st 2019

A new report states that construction of new housing has kept pace with job-induced demand in the DC area, but not so much in DC proper. ... read »

175 Applications and $6.2 Million: One Year of DC’s Velocity Program

175 Applications and $6.2 Million: One Year of DC’s Velocity Program

Nena Perry-Brown | March 20th 2019

Today, UrbanTurf takes a look at what DCRA's expediting programs have accomplished thus far. ... read »

DC Council Reintroduces Department of Buildings Bill

DC Council Reintroduces Department of Buildings Bill

Nena Perry-Brown | January 24th 2019

If the bill becomes law this time around, the Department of Buildings would launch in October. ... read »

DCRA: New Multifamily Construction in Some DC Zones to Require BZA Approval

DCRA: New Multifamily Construction in Some DC Zones to Require BZA Approval

Nena Perry-Brown | December 7th 2018

It is about to get harder to build multi-family properties in some parts of DC proper. ... read »

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