The Mixed-Use (MU) zones provide for mixed-use developments that permit a broad range of commercial, institutional, and multiple dwelling unit residential development at varying densities. The MU-6 zone is a mixed-use zone that is intended to be applied throughout the city consistent with the density designation of the Comprehensive Plan. A zone may be applied to more than 1 density designation.
The MU-6 zone is intended to:
- Permit medium- to high-density mixed-use development with a focus on residential use; and
- Provide facilities for shopping and business needs, housing, and mixed-uses for large segments of the District of Columbia outside of the central core.
|Floor Area Ratio (max.)||Height (ft.)||Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories1||Lot Occupancy
|Rear Setback (ft.)||Side Setback (ft.)||Green Area Ratio||Zoning Regulation Reference|
|MU-6||6.0||90||12 except 18 ft. – 6 in. for penthouse mechanical space||80||152||No side setback is required; however, if a side setback is provided it shall be at least 2 in. wide for each 1 ft. of height of building but no less than 5 ft.3||0.3||Subtitle G, Chapter 3|
|7.2 (IZ)||N/A||1 plus mezzanine; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space||90 (IZ)||8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling|
1 Except as prohibited on the roof of a detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, rowhouse, or flat in Subtitle C § 1500.4.
2 See Subtitle G § 405.4 and 404.5 for measuring the rear yard.
3 Any portion of a building setback from the side lot line shall be considered a side setback and not a courtyard.