The H Street Northeast Mixed-Use Housing NC-12 Zone is a sub-district of the H Street Northeast Neighborhood Mixed-Use zone district located primarily along H Street, N.E. from Second Street, N.E. to 15th Street, N.E. The H Street Northeast Mixed Use Zones (NC-9 – NC-17) seek to encourage the clustering of uses into unique destination sub-districts along the corridor, specifically a housing district from 2nd Street to 7th Street, N.E.; a neighborhood-serving retail shopping district from 7th Street to 12th Street, N.E.; and an arts and entertainment district from 12th Street to 15th Street, N.E.
The purposes of the Housing Sub-district are to:
- Encourage residential uses along the H Street, N.E. corridor, particularly the provision of affordable units and reuse of upper floors;
- Establish design guidelines for new and rehabilitated buildings that are consistent with the historic character and scale of the H Street, N.E. commercial corridor; and
- Encourage the reuse of existing buildings along the corridor.
The NC-12 zone is intended to permit mixed-use development at a medium density with an emphasis on the provision of residential uses, particularly affordable units and reuse of upper floors.
|Floor Area Ratio (max.)1, 2||Height (ft.)||Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories3||Lot Occupancy
|Rear Setback (ft.)||Side Setback (ft.)||Green Area Ratio||Zoning Regulation Reference|
|75% (residential)||12 (minimum)||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||0.25||Subtitle H, Chapter 9|
|4.8 (IZ)||18 ft. 6 in. for mechanical space (second additional story for mechanical space)||80% (IZ)||8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling|
|0.5 (non-residential)||100% (non-residential)|
1In the NC-9, NC-10, NC-11, NC-12, NC-13, NC-14, and NC-15 zones, new construction that preserves a building façade constructed before 1958 is permitted a maximum non-residential FAR of 1.5, provided that at least 1.0 FAR shall be occupied by uses in the following categories: (a) Office, provided that the office use shall not be on the ground story; (b) Retail; (c) Service; or (d) Eating and drinking establishments.
2 In the NC-9 through NC-17 zones, new construction that preserves an existing façade constructed before 1958 is entitled to an increase of 0.5 FAR to the maximum permitted non-residential density.
3 Except as prohibited on the roof of a detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, rowhouse, or flat in Subtitle C § 1500.4.