Zoning Variance in Woodridge on the agenda before ANC 5C in February

There aren’t many vacant lots so we don’t get many brand new houses in Woodridge. Below is information on a proposed new house on Girard Place and Belair Place, by the end of Langdon Park with the ballfields and pool.

A rendering of 2840 Belair Place NE. The long side of the house would go along Girard. Rendering by Ram Design LLC.
A rendering of 2840 Belair Place NE. The long side of the house would go along Girard. Rendering by Ram Design LLC.

At the upcoming February ANC 5C meeting we will see a presentation from folks who want to build a house on the northwest corner of Belair Place NE and Girard Place NE:

Location of the proposed house on the northwest corner of Girard and Belair Place NE.
Location of the proposed house on the northwest corner of Girard and Belair Place NE.

 

The builder needs a variance from the Board of Zoning Adjustment because the lot is slightly smaller than the minimum to build in this zone (R-1-B). The lot is about 3,900 square feet and the minimum is ordinarily 5,000 square feet. Other than that, the house meets all the other requirements, including lot occupancy (how much of the lot is covered with the footprint of the house); parking (has a garage); rear and side setbacks; and maximum height.

The lot is the only one on the block that does not have a building. Based on reading the documents in the Board of Zoning Adjustment case (#18727), the lot seems to have been the last lot cut out in this block, so it is slightly smaller than the others.

A rendering of 2840 Belair Place NE from the Belair Place side of the house. Rendering by Ram Design LLC.
A rendering of 2840 Belair Place NE from the Belair Place side of the house. Rendering by Ram Design LLC.

The proposed house will be three stories (2 above ground + a basement). You’ll see a garage and two stories on Belair Place NE and the basement would be half exposed looking almost like three stories on the Girard Place side.

The ANC can vote to support or oppose the variance or not take a position at all. The determination of the ANC is not final, it only advises the final decision makers, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). The BZA is required to give the ANC “great weight” when making its final decision.

The meeting where this will be considered is:

Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 7 PM
MPD 5th District, 1805 Bladensburg Rd

The footprint of the proposed house on the lot at Belair Pl NE and Girard Pl.
The footprint of the proposed house on the lot at Belair Pl NE and Girard Pl.
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ANC 5C Commission Update

I didn’t get a chance to give this update in the SMD meeting last Saturday, so here’s a quick update of what the entire 5C Adivsory Neighborhood Commission has been up to.

We held our first meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm at the 5th Police District Headquaters. We elected our slate of officers and they are:

Chair – Jacqueline Manning
Vice-Chair – Antonette E.Russell
Treasurer – Nolan Treadway
Secretary – Marjorie D. Thomas-Barnes

We discussed two liquor licenses that are pending in the ANC, both are in the new Rhode Island Row development at the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood metro stop. The restaurants that applied are Sala Thai and Carolina Kitchen. We were not able to take a vote on these licenses, as some of the fine points of the applications were still being worked out.

We were also scheduled to discuss a proposed expansion of Israel Baptist Church (at Brentwood Road, Saratoga and 12th Street. On the south side of Rhode Island Avenue, but not the church right on the Avenue), but we did not have the information on hand to discuss it.

We did not adopt by-laws because we were still trying to figure out some of the changes we’d like to make, so we tabled that until our February meeting.

Our February meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm at the 5th District Police Headquarters. (A meeting that I unfortunately won’t be able to attend)

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First meeting of the new ANC 5C Commission

I’m very excited to announce the first meeting of the new ANC 5C Commission!

Here are the details:

ANC 5C Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 5th District Police HQ, 1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
Agenda:
– Election of 5C Officers
– Adoption of 5C bylaws
– Israel Baptist Church addition request
– Liquor licenses for Sala Thai and Carolina Kitchen (both in Rhode Island Row)
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C:
5C01 – Antonette Russell
5C02 – Karla Butler
5C03 – Bob King
5C04 – Jacqueline Manning
5C05 – Regina James
5C06 – Majorie D. Thomas-Barnes
5C07 – Nolan Treadway

Check here to view a map of the new commission’s boundaries.

 

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