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You can actually look at the zoning map to figure out under what category the property is.
Also, take into account that many neighborhood have zoning overlays, or historic designations, which will affect the way zoning works for each property.
I don’t think that it is impossible to build garages in Washington DC, there are areas where they can be built, it depends on the configuration of the property, the historic preservation restrictions, and the zoning codes. For example, if you have direct access to an alley, most likely you can build a garage in part of your backyard, provided that you don’t exceed the approved coverage area for your lot. It’s always better to consult an specialist with the address of the property in hand, since the conditionals and restrictions vary from one neighborhood to the next.