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Dear PoP – Rules for Adding an Addition?

by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm 17 Comments

“Dear PoP,

I’ve been dreaming of doing a small addition to my bungalow in Brookland in order to expand the tiny kitchen and was wondering if you had any information about building restriction lines. How far from the property line does the house have to be in the back (if it helps, my house backs to an alley)? I don’t have any idea where to start finding this info and would like to know my options in order to begin the planning process.”

First step should def. be visiting DCRA’s Home Owner’s Center because permits will be required. But has anyone added an addition to the back of their house? Off hand do you happen to remember some of the rules?

This is actually also a dream of mine. Can anyone speculate as to the possible cost of a project like this?

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