Dunbar school project on next NCPC meeting tentative agenda

The tentative agenda of the next public meeting of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) includes two references to the Dunbar Senior High School development project:

http://www.ncpc.gov/DocumentDepot/Tentative_Agendas/TentativeAgenda_Current.pdf

Here you go:

– Dunbar Senior High School, 1301 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. – School Building Replacement

(Commission action requested: approval of preliminary and final site and building plans pursuant to 40 U.S.C. § 8722(b)(1) and (e))

– Map Amendment at Squares 553, 554, 554W – Dunbar Senior High School, R-4 to R-5-B

(Commission action requested: approval of report to the Zoning Commission of the District of Columbia pursuant to 40 U.S.C. § 8724(a) and D.C. Code § 2-1006(a))

I have to admit that I have not been paying * too * much attention to the details of this project.

I was not aware of the upzoning from R-4 to R-5-B.


4 thoughts on “Dunbar school project on next NCPC meeting tentative agenda

  1. R-4
    Permits matter-of-right development of single-family residential uses (including detached, semi-detached, row dwellings, and flats), churches and public schools with a minimum lot width of 18 feet, a minimum lot area of 1,800 square feet and a maximum lot occupancy of 60% for row dwellings, churches and flats, a minimum lot width of 30 feet and a minimum lot area of 3,000 square feet for semi-detached structures, a minimum lot width of 40 feet and a minimum lot area of 4,000 square feet and 40% lot occupancy for all other structures (20% lot occupancy for public recreation and community centers); and a maximum height of three (3) stories/forty (40) feet (60 feet for churches and schools and 45 feet for public recreation and community centers). Conversions of existing buildings to apartments are permitted for lots with a minimum lot area of 900 square feet per dwelling unit. Rear yard requirement is twenty (20) feet.
    R-5-B
    Permits matter-of-right moderate development of general residential uses, including single-family dwellings, flats, and apartment buildings, to a maximum lot occupancy of 60% (20% for public recreation and community centers), a maximum FAR of 1.8, and a maximum height of fifty (50) feet (90 feet for schools and 45 feet for public recreation and community centers). Rear yard requirements are not less than fifteen (15) feet.

  2. Thanks for the descriptons of R-4 vs. R-5-A. I am very familiar with both!
    My original comment was that I was unaware that the Dunbar School project included an upzoning from R-4 to R-5-A.
    I don’t have an issue with it, in any event.

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