DC Zoning Simplified Table
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this table adapted from 2nd City Zoning work for Chicago Zoning: source is DC zoning code here: also need to handle overlay codes here (not yet listed below):http://secondcityzoning.org/zones
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FARHEIGHTmatter-of-right uses
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Zone Name Mappable Maximum FAR (calculated)Maximum FAR (all, unspecified, or other)Maximum allowed FAR (Residential)Maximum allowed FAR (recreational/community)Maximum allowed FAR (apartments/hotels)Maximum Allowed FAR (recreational use, marina, yacht club, or boathouse building or structure)FAR noteMaximum height (ft) (all, other or unspecified)Maximum Height (residential)Maximum Height (community/recreational)Maximum Height (Schools)Maximum Height (church/school)Maximum height (stories)Maximum height noteMinimum Building HeightMaximum Lot Ocupancy (%) (all, other or not specified)Maximum Lot Occupany (Residential)Maximum Lot Occupancy (Church and School)Maximum Lot Occupancy (Recreation/Community)Maximum Lot Occupancy (Marina, Waterfront, Yacht)Maximum Lot Occupancy NoteBack yard setback (ft)8 ft side yard requirement8 ft side yard only when abutting residence100 ft waterfront setbackLot area per unit Low densitymoderate developmentmed densitymed/hi densityhi densityresidentialcommercialrecreationallight industrialneighborhood retailpersonal service establishmentsyouth residential carecommunity residence faciliteshousingoffice employment centersshopping centersmedium-bulk mixed use centersmajor business and employment centersofficeoffice-retailmixed usesretaillow bulk commercial and light manufacturingmedium bulk commercial and light manufacturinghigh bulk commercial and light manufacturinggeneral industrial usessingle-family residential detached dwellingssingle-family residential semi-detachedrow dwellingsflatsapartmentschurchespublic recreation and community centersschoolslimited offices for non-profit organizations, trade associations and professionals
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CR6.006633904510.750.41111
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C-11.001 4010.62011111
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C-2-A2.502.51.55010.6151111
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C-2-B3.503.51.56510.815111111
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C-2-C6.00629010.815111111
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C-3-A4.0042.56510.75121111
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C-3-B5.005470611211111
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C-3-C6.506.56.59011211111111
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C-48.508.5or 10 if height in excess of 110 feet110130 (depending on street width)11211111
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C-5 12.001210 base, 12 with bonus incentives16011211111
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C-M-13.0034031211
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C-M-24.004601211
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C-M-36.006901211
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HE-13.003504260.8
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HE-24.804.880400.75
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HE-37.207.211010800.8
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HE-46.006908900.75
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M6.006901211
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R-1-A1.2040456030.40.60.225111111
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R-1-B1.20 40456030.40.60.225111111
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R-21.20 40456030.40.60.220111111
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R-31.20 40456030.40.60.2*Church and School includes row dwellings2011111
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R-41.20 40456030.40.60.2*Church and School includes row dwellings20111111
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R-5-A0.900.9 404590603*church/school is only church0.40.60.2201111111
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R-5-B1.801.8 5045900.60.215111111
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R-5-C3.003 6045900.750.215111111
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R-5-D3.503.5 90450.750.215111111
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R-5-E6.005 690450.750.212111111
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SP-14.002.54650.80.2.4 with special exception offices for non-profits, professionals with BZA approval121111
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SP-26.003.56900.80.2.4 with special exception offices for non-profits, professionals with BZA approval121111
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W-00.750.5 0.754025 ft for structure on, in, or over the water0.250.511
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W-12.5012.5450.8121111
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W-24.0024600.75121111
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