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Variance

Generally, there are two types of variances: area variances and use variances. The BZA is authorized to waive strict application of any part of the Zoning Regulations where, due to an exceptional situation, the strict application of the Zoning Regulations results in "exceptional practical difficulties or exceptional and undue hardship" upon a property owner.

The BZA must determine that granting the request would not cause substantial detriment to the public good and would not be inconsistent with the general intent and purpose of the Zoning Regulations. In granting a variance, the BZA allows the owner to do something with the property without requiring strict compliance with the Zoning Regulations.

Recent Variance Cases:

Case No.

Case Name

Square

Lot(s)

Address

Description

19718

Revie Dow LLC

0475

0046

1800 5th St NW

Application of Revie Dow, LLC, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 10, for an area variance from the lot area requirements of Subtitle E § 201.4, to add two units to an existing four-unit apartment house in the RF-1 Zone.

19772

1729 T St TF LLC

0151

0015

1729 T St NW

Application of 1729 T Street TF LLC, as amended, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 10, for variances from the closed court requirements of Subtitle F § 202.1, the floor area ratio requirements of Subtitle F § 302.1, the lot occupancy requirements of Subtitle F § 304.1, and the Inclusionary Zoning unit proportionality requirements of Subtitle C § 1005.1, to construct a five-unit apartment house in the RA-2 Zone

19814

Stanton View Development LLC

5822

0103

1724 Gainesville SE

Application of Stanton View Development, LLC, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 10, for a variance from the side yard requirements of Subtitle D § 307.4, to construct a new principal dwelling unit in the R-3 Zone

DCMR Title 11 – Subtitle X10

VARIANCE

APPLICATION/ PETITION REQUIRMENTS

Instructions for Form 120 - Application for Variance

Click here to view the Variance instructions.

Filing for a Variance Review:

Click here to file a Variance.