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From the Forum – Buying in North Michigan Park? and Putting up a Garden Shed & Up grading Fence/Gate

by Prince Of Petworth February 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm 9 Comments

Buying in North Michigan Park?

“We are considering buying a home in North Michigan Park. It is about .7 miles from the Ft. Totten metro & .9 to the new development (walking distance during nice weather & daylight.) It is not far from the Mcdonalds & Faith United Church of Christ off of South Dakota.

The area generally appears to be middle class families. The homes & yards seem overall well cared for but, it is harder to tell in the winter. No broken down cars around or junk pilled high in any of the neighbors yards. I looked at the crime reports and over all it seems reasonably safe.

Just looking for feed back on the area. Is the neighborhood fairly active and family friendly? A good mix of ethnic and economic backgrounds? Schools? How are the parks & rec centers?

I would think with the Fort Totten Development more restaurants might be coming in to the area. As well as other services?”

Putting up a Garden Shed & Up grading Fence/Gate:

“If I am reading the DC building rules correctly I can apply for a “pocket Permit” on-line if I am fixing/upgrading a existing fence. It is currently 5ft high chain-link and on the property line with the neighbors. I would like to add a wood privacy fence over the existing fence. And build a rolling gate across the parking pad/space off the alley. We would like to do this our selves to save some money. Any feed back on if I need a new building plan or permit if there is already a fence there? Does it matter if I have to use new posts vs the current ones? (Not sure if I can use the current posts with out taking down the chainlink or needing to be in the neighbors yard. So, I might need to had need posts.)

Also, is there a size of garden sheds one can put on a single family home lot with out needing a permit? I can’t seem to find the specifics. Please share a link if you have one.”

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