The RA-7 zone provides for areas developed with predominantly moderate- and medium-density rowhouses and apartments, and is intended to:
- Promote and protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the U.S. Capitol precinct and the area adjacent to this jurisdiction, in a manner consistent with the goals and mandates of the United States Congress in Title V of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1976 (Master Plan for Future Development of the Capitol Grounds and Related Areas), approved July 25, 1975 (Pub. L. No. 94-59, 89 Stat. 288), and in accordance with the plan submitted to the Congress pursuant to the Act;
- Reflect the importance of and provide sufficient controls for the area adjacent to the U.S. Capitol;
- Provide particular controls for properties adjacent to the U.S. Capitol precinct and the area adjacent to this jurisdiction having a well-recognized general public interest; and
- Restrict some of the permitted uses to reduce the possibility of harming the U.S. Capitol precinct and the area adjacent to this jurisdiction.
|Floor Area Ratio (max.)1||Height (ft.)2, 3, 4/Stories||Penthouse Height (ft.)/
|Lot Occupancy||Rear Yard (ft.)||Side Yard (ft.)5||Green Area Ratio (min.)||Zoning Regulation Reference|
|RA-7||1.8||40||10 ft.||60%||15 ft.; or a distance equal to 4 in. per 1 ft. of principal building height||If provided,no less than 4 ft.||0.40||Subtitle F, Chapter 3|
|3||1||8 ft. for a detached or semi-detached dwelling|
1 See Subtitle F § 201 for general Density guidelines.
2 A place of worship may be erected to a height of 60 ft.; provided, that it shall not exceed the number of stories permitted in the district in which it is located.
3 An institutional building or structure may be erected to a height not exceeding 90 ft., not including the penthouse, provided that the building or structure shall be removed from all lot lines of its lot a distance of not less than 1 ft. for each 1 ft. of height in excess of that authorized in the district in which it is located.
4 Except as provided in Subtitle F §§ 203.2 and 203.3, a building or other structure may be erected to a height not exceeding 90 ft., provided that the building or structure shall be removed from all lot lines of its lot for a distance equal to the height of the building or structure above the natural grade.
5 A side yard shall not be required along a side street abutting a corner lot.