Dear PoP – zoning variance on kenyon + park b/t 13th and 14th St, NW in Columbia Heights

Kenyon House 1349 Kenyon St, NW

“Dear PoP,

I got a notice yesterday in the mail about this hearing.  It’s regarding this propsal,  The building on Kenyon is currently occupied and the one on Park looks mostly vacant.  Since the hearing involves both these properties, which are adjacent, I wonder if the developer will try to connect the two?  I also don’t really know the significance of the zoning change or why they would pursue it.  Another question is what will happen with the current residents – during and after the construction?

As a resident on this block I’m quite curious about this proposal and what it might mean for the neighborhood.  Both properties are quite large so anything done on them would be a big deal for the neighborhood.”

Wow, it’ll be very interesting to track the developments here. More info as it becomes available.

1346 Park Road NW

Details after the jump.

Start Time : 1/20/2011 6:30 PM

Case Number : Z.C. Case No. 10-25
Case Name : Urban Investment Partners – Map Amendment to Rezone Property Locaed in Square 2843, Lots 8, 10, and 808

Case Summary : (Map Amendment) The property that is the subject of this application consists of approximately 28,505 square feet of land area and is located at 1346 Park Road, N.W. and 1349 Kenyon Street, N.W. (Square 2843, Lots 8, 10, and 808). The subject property is currently zoned R-4. The Applicant proposes to rezone both properties to enable the renovation of the existing structures. The R-4 Zone District is designed to include those areas now developed primarily with row dwellings. The R-5 Zone Districts are general residence districts designed to permit flexibility of design by permitted in a single district, except as provided in §§ 350 through 361 of the Zoning Regulations, all types of urban residential development if they conform to the height, density, and area requirements established for these districts. The R-5 Zone Districts also permit construction of those institutional and semi-public buildings that would be compatible with adjoining residential uses and that are excluded from the more restrictive Residence Districts.

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