Zoning Handbook

The Woodley Park Neighborhood Mixed-Use NC-5 Zone is located in the vicinity of the Woodley Park Metrorail Station on non-residentially zoned lots at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street, N.W.

The purpose of the NC-5 Zone is to:

  • Limit the height of new buildings; and
  • Encourage a scale of development and a mixture of building uses that are in general compatible in scale with existing buildings in the Woodley Park neighborhood.

The NC-5 zone is intended to permit compact mixed-use development at a medium density with an emphasis on residential development.

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Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.)1 Height (ft.) Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories2 Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Yard (ft.) Side Yard (ft.)3 Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
NC-5 2.5 50 12
(1 story)
80% (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. 0.30 Subtitle H, Chapter 6
3.6 (IZ) 55 (IZ) 15 for mechanical space (second additional story for mechanical space) 80% (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

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