The WR-2 zone is intended to:

  • Create a vibrant and pedestrian-oriented commercial and residential center to serve as a housing, commercial, and retail anchor for the Walter Reed campus, adjacent neighborhoods, and the District.
  • Promote an engaging streetscape to activate adjacent uses and users;
  • Encourage clear visibility of retail uses along 12th Street from Georgia Avenue; and
  • Create new passive and active open space amenities to accommodate residential and retail uses.



Residential and Non-residential Buildings
Sub-Area Building Height (max.) Stories (max.) Floor Area Ratio (min.)1, 2, 3 Residential Lot Occupancy Above the 1st 2 Stories (max.) Zoning Regulation Reference
Total Non-Residential Use
WR-2 Land Bay D 85 ft. 7 2.5 1.0 80% Subtitle K, Chapter 9
Land Bay E 85 ft. 7 3.75 1.0 80%


Use Permissions Parking Loading Streetscape Standards Affordable Housing Penthouses
Subtitle K § 911-914 Vehicle - Subtitle K § 915 Subtitle K § 917 Subtitle K § 910 Subtitle K § 918 Subtitle K § 909
Bicycle Parking - Subtitle K § 610

1 The non-residential maximum FAR requirement shall be measured per sub-area, as opposed to per building.
2 Lot occupancy on the first two stories is permitted up to (100%), regardless of use.
3 See Subtitle K § 902.4 - 902.7 for information on Sub-Area FAR transfer rules.