The NC-1 Zone comprises the non-residentially zoned lots near the intersection of Macomb Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW which front either Macomb Street, Newark Street, or Wisconsin Avenue NW. The NC-1 zone is intended to permit mixed-use development at a low density.

The purposes of the Macomb-Wisconsin Neighborhood mixed-use zone (NC-1) are to:

  • Provide for public review of large developments to ensure that they are compatible with and enhance the primary neighborhood retail function of the area;
  • Ensure new construction is compatible with and enhances the primary neighborhood retail function of the area; and
  • Limit the scale and massing of new buildings and a mix of uses that is in general compatible in scale with existing buildings.
Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.)1 Height (ft.) Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories2 Lot Occupancy
Rear Yard (ft.) Side Yard (ft.) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
NC-1 1.0 40
(3 stories)
12 ft.
1 Story
60% (residential) 20 (minimum) None required; however, 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 3
1.2 (IZ) 15 ft. for mechanical space (second additional story for mechanical space) 100% (non-residential) 8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling
1.0 (non-residential)

Use Permissions Courtyards Parking Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle H, Chapter 11 Subtitle H § 307 Subtitle C, Chapter 7/8 Subtitle C, Chapter 10

1 On a lot that has 10,000 sq. ft. or more in land area, construction of a new building or enlargement of the gross floor area of an existing building by 50% or more shall be permitted, subject to review and approval as a special exception by the Board of Zoning Adjustment, pursuant to the standards and criteria in Subtitle X, Chapter 9.
2 Except as prohibited on the roof of a detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, rowhouse, or flat in Subtitle C § 1500.4.