|Light was visible through the gutted interior last week|
The applicants apparently hoped the ANC wouldn't mind that the applicants had made and then not shown up for two appearances before ANC2B's Zoning, Preservation and Development (ZPD) Committee, which normally reviews projects in finer detail before passing on a recommendation to the full ANC. But the ANC did mind.
"Why is this happening without ZPD review?" asked Commissioner Mike Feldstein (district 01).
|Photo through front door|
The applicants also said that the building renovation and expansion is "by right", meaning, once they received HPRB blessing, they would be able to proceed with the renovation and expansion, since it requires no review by DC zoning authorities.
The proposed expansion would increase the height of the building seven feet from the current roof of the house. It would not be visible from the street, because it is set back 29 feet from the front of the house. But it would make the rowhouse considerably taller in the back.
The proposal includes two parking spaces for the four dwellings -- well within zoning requirements.
The project is in the ANC2B district
In the past, HPRB staff has sometimes approved projects without ANC2B input -- see, for example, SALM blog post of September 25.
But, assuming the HPRB agrees to the ANC's request for a postponement, the matter will probably come up again at the next meeting of the ZPD Committee. This is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, at 7pm, at the Dupont Resource Center (9 Dupont Circle). If the ZPD Committee agrees on language, it will return to the next meeting of the full ANC -- Wednesday, November 12, 7pm, at the Brookings Institution (1775 Massachusetts Avenue) -- for reconsideration.