Topic: How soon will new R-4 rules take effect if passed?
How soon will new R-4 rules take effect if passed?
Just saw the Post article about the DC planning office proposing new rules for R-4 zoned homes. The main target of this is pop-ups and the loss of family space, but the proposal is also to ban new 3-unit permits in R4 zones, which means if this happens I won’t be able to get a CofO for my basement since my R4 rowhouse is already a 2-flat house and would become an apartment. Note that I would be creating more housing and not taking anything away from families looking for bigger homes. I’m just wondering if this happens how long before it would take effect and prevent me from converting into a 3-unit building? I have had reasons for putting this off and now is a really bad time to go through the process (will probably have to raise ceiling and install fire sprinklers throughout) but I’m scared about losing my last opportunity to be grandfathered in. Also do people think this part of the proposed rule will be passed and 2-flats like mine will be prevented from getting a basement CofO? Thanks for the help.