Zoning Handbook

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Mixed Use NC-3 Zone is located in the vicinity of the Cleveland Park Metrorail Station and within the Cleveland Park Historic District. The zone is comprised of the non-residentially zoned lots, primarily fronting Connecticut Avenue, Macomb, Newark, Ordway, or Porter Streets NW.

The purposes of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Mixed-Use zone (NC-3) are to:

  • Limit the height of new buildings and encourage a scale of development and a mixture of building uses that is generally compatible in scale with existing buildings; and
  • Provide for retention of existing housing within the Cleveland Park commercial area to help meet the need for affordable housing and to enhance pedestrian activity, safety, and consumer support for businesses in the commercial area.
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Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.) Height (ft.) Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories1 Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Yard (ft.) Side Yard (ft.) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
NC-3 2.0 40 12
(1 story)
60% (residential) 15 (min.) None required; if 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 H, Chapter 5
2.4 (IZ) 15 for mechanical space (second additional story for mechanical space) 75% (IZ) 8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling
1.0 (non-residential) 100% (non-residential)

Use Permissions Courtyards Parking Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle H, Chapter 11 Subtitle H § 407 Subtitle C, Chapter 7/8 Subtitle C, Chapter 10

1Except as prohibited on the roof of a detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, rowhouse, or flat in Subtitle C § 1500.4.