Zoning Handbook

The Eighth Street Southeast Neighborhood Mixed-Use NC-6 Zone is located in along 8th Street, L Street, M Street, and Potomac Avenue, S.E. near the entrance to the Navy Yard on non-residentially zoned lots.

The purposes of the Eighth Street Southeast Neighborhood Mixed-Use zone (NC-6) are to:

  • Encourage and allow new neighborhood-serving retail and service businesses and office development in close proximity to the Navy Yard, with emphasis on firms that will conduct business with the Navy, as well as neighborhood-serving retail and service businesses;
  • Allow and encourage mixed-use development at a medium density, in the interest of securing economic development, while restricting building heights to a low level density to respect the historic scale of buildings and the entrance to the adjacent Navy Yard; and
  • Provide for safe and efficient pedestrian movement by reducing conflicts between pedestrian and vehicular traffic, so as to improve access to retail.
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Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (maximum)1 Height (feet) Penthouse Height (feet)/Stories2 Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Setback (feet) Side Setback (feet) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
NC-6 3.0 45 12
1 (story)
75% (residential) 12 (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 0.25 Subtitle H, Chapter 7
100% (non-residential) 8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling

Use Permissions Courts 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.