Development Proposed for Vacant Lot at 429 Newton Place, NW
Here’s some development news that I’ve recently been informed about that will be of interest to many. The empty lot on the north side of the 400 block of Newton Place, NW, finally has someone interested in developing it. Based on everything I’ve learned about this so far, this looks like a good project. I’m also sure that residents in the area will appreciate that development of the property will mean that they will no longer need to worry about overgrown weeds or rat burrows on the property.
The development, as outlined, will be 100% by right with the exception of one zoning variance. That variance is a request to subdivide the lot for three building units that are approximately 16.66 feet in with. The current minimum width proscribed by zoning is 18 feet, or about 1.33 feet greater than what is being requested.
Outside of the variance request, the owner seeks to construct three row structures, each to contain two family dwelling units. Based on the plans, each living unit is configured to consist of two floors and contain three bedrooms and three bathrooms. As you can see from the color rendering below, the row structures as proposed are designed to respect the height and architectural vocabulary of the neighboring row houses.Development, Housing comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.