Zoning Handbook

The Saint Elizabeths East Campus (StE) zones (StE-1 through StE-19) are unique location zones created to implement the public policy goal and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan, St. Elizabeths Redevelopment Framework Plan, as approved by the Council of the District of Columbia on December 16, 2008, and the Saint Elizabeths East Master Plan and Design Guidelines, June 4, 2012.

The StE zones are divided into the StE-1 through StE-19 zones for the purpose of floor area ratio (FAR), lot occupancy, and building height.

Special Purpose Zones
StE
Residential and Non-residential Buildings
Floor Area Ratio (maximum)1, 2 Height (feet) Penthouse Height (feet)/Stories Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Setback (feet) Zoning Regulation Reference
StE-11 0.70 25 12 /
15 for mechanical space
60% None Required Subtitle K Chapter 6
1; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space

Use Permissions Parking Loading Front Setback Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle K § 612 - 619 Vehicle - Subtitle K § 608 Subtitle K § 609 Subtitle K § 605 Subtitle C, Chapter 10
Bicycle Parking - Subtitle K § 610

1 The minimum lot area for row dwellings in any StE zone shall be one thousand eight hundred square feet (1,800 sq. ft.) with a minimum lot width of eighteen feet (18 ft.).
2 Except for lots located in the StE-2, StE-10, StE-14a, StE-14b, StE-18, or StE-19 subdistrict, two (2) or more lots in one (1) or more StE subdistrict(s) may be combined for the purpose of achieving the minimum required FAR equivalent of residential uses, subject to the following: (a) The total height and density limits of the zone(s) shall not be exceeded; The lots may be located in the same StE subdistrict or in different StE subdistricts; (b) The lot(s) receiving residential gross floor area need not be located in a StE subdistrict with a residential requirement; and (c) The total height and density limits of the subdistricts shall not be exceeded.