Development Update: 429 Newton Place, NW

Public Notice for the BZA hearing on 429 Newton Place, NW.

Public Notice for the BZA hearing on 429 Newton Place, NW.

The development proposed for 429 Newton Place, NW, is set to be heard by the Board of Zoning Adjustment tomorrow (March 26th). BZA hearings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held at 441 4th Street, NW, in Room 220 South for anyone interested in attending. BZA hearings are also available via Webcast for those interested but unable to attend in person.

ANC 1A considered the zoning variance request at their March 13th meeting. The request sought was to build three row-like dwelling units 1 foot, 1/3 inch narrower than prescribed by code. Each building would contain two living units. I posted details about this project back in January along with the plans for the project.

A few residents from the 400 block of Newton Place attended the March ANC meeting and voiced opposition to the project. Among the comments voiced were concerns about how the development would impact parking and a desire for two single-family homes rather than six two-level condos.

After hearing a presentation by the owner and weighing community concerns, ANC 1A voted in support of the project with a vote of 11 in favor and 1 against. In the ANC report to the BZA, they did recognize that the increase in living units could negatively impact street parking and asked the BZA and developer to consider increasing off street parking if possible. There should be room along the alley frontage of the property.

Elevation drawing for the 429 Newton Place project.

Elevation drawing for the 429 Newton Place project.

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One Comment on “Development Update: 429 Newton Place, NW”

  1. BG Says:

    Kent, do you know why this project seems to have stalled? The vacant lot always is a complete mess. I pick up the trash there about once every 2 weeks, but people keep dumping construction debris there as well. I’d be grateful for any information you might be able to find. Thanks!


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