March 2, 2006

Commission Comments on PUD at Union Place
(File Number Z.C. 05-36)

The Commission reviewed a project that will rezone a 2.3-acre site at 200 K Street in Northeast Washington, D.C. in order to allow for a mixed-use project with residential, retail, and daycare components. A Consolidated Planned Unit Development (PUD) on the eastern portion of the site consists of 202 residential units over 5,234 square feet of retail space, while a First Stage PUD on the western portion of the site provides 500 residential units over 9,000 square feet of retail space and 3,000 square feet for a daycare center.

The Commission concluded that the Consolidated PUD would not adversely affect federal interests; however, the Commission found that the proposed First Stage PUD would adversely affect federal interests and be inconsistent with NCPC’s Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements and the Height of Buildings Act of 1910. The Commission recommended reducing the height of the First Stage PUD so that it would not exceed 130 feet. The Commission also recommended that the applicant clearly demonstrate that the First Stage PUD is functionally one building.

See the Commission Action and Staff Recommendation

Consent Calendar: The Commission voted on Consent Calendar items without staff presentations or public testimony.

Delegated Decisions: Projects for which the Commission delegated decision-making authority to the Chairman, Executive Committee, or Executive Director.