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How is Carver Langston Zoned?

DC Office of Planning 2016 Interactive Zoning Map
Carver Langston is located in Northeast DC and is politically, part of Ward 5. To the north is the National Arboretum; to the east is the historic Langston Golf Course; to the south is the Kingman Park neighborhood; and to the west is the Trinidad neighborhood.  

The south and west sides are bound by two busy thoroughfares, Benning Road and Bladensburg Road, respectively. It's diagonally bisected by another major road, Maryland Avenue NE.

The neighborhood is predominantly residential, which in DC includes institutional uses such as schools and churches. However, along Bladensburg Rd, Benning Rd, and Maryland Ave, there are other uses including commercial, and open/public space, if you include the golf course.

As you can see in the overlay above, Carver Langston is comprised of just four zone districts: RF-1, RA-2, MU-4, and MU-7. [The red, striped area represents a pending request for a zoning change by the  by the developers of 1701 H street residential project.]

Courtesy of the the DC Office of Planning Interactive Zoning Map, the definitions of each zone are listed below. In which category does you home, school, workplace, park, or place of worship fall?

The purpose of the RF-1 zone is to provide for areas predominantly developed with attached row houses on small lots within which no more than 2 dwelling units are permitted.

In the RF-1 Zone, 2 dwelling units may be located within the principal structure or 1 each in the principal structure and an accessory structure.

A building or structure existing before May 12, 1958 in the RF-1 zone may be used for more than 2 dwelling units (Subtitle E, Chapter 7).

Accessory Dwelling Units are not permitted in a dwelling unit in RF-1.
The purposes of the RA-2 zone are to:
  • Permit flexibility of design by permitting all types of urban residential development if they conform to the height, density, and area requirements established for these districts; and 
  • Permit the construction of those institutional and semi-public buildings that would be compatible with adjoining residential uses and that are excluded from the more restrictive residential zones.
The RA-2 zone provides for areas developed with predominantly moderate-density residential.
The Carver Terrace Apartments are zoned RA-2.
The Mixed-Use (MU) zones provide for mixed-use developments that permit a broad range of commercial, institutional, and multiple dwelling unit residential development at varying densities. The MU-4 zone is a mixed-use zone that is intended to be applied throughout the city consistent with the density designation of the Comprehensive Plan. A zone may be applied to more than 1 density designation. 
The MU-4 zone is intended to:
  • Permit moderate-density mixed-use development;

  • Provide facilities for shopping and business needs, housing, and mixed uses for large segments of the District of Columbia outside of the central core; and

  • Be located in low- and moderate-density residential areas with access to main roadways or rapid transit stops, and include office employment centers, shopping centers, and moderate bulk mixed-use centers.
The Mixed-Use (MU) zones provide for mixed-use developments that permit a broad range of commercial, institutional, and multiple dwelling unit residential development at varying densities. The MU-7 Zone is a mixed-use zone that is intended to be applied throughout the city consistent with the density designation of the Comprehensive Plan. A zone may be applied to more than 1 density designation. 
The MU-7 zone is intended to:
  • Permit medium-density mixed-use development; and 
  • Be located on arterial streets, in uptown and regional centers, and at rapid transit stops.