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Wednesday October 18th 2017

Wesley Heights Zoning Overlay

As you may know, there are special regulations for Wesley Heights that limit the development that can take place in the neighborhood and how and if one can expand one’s residence. This was adopted by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission on July 13, 1992 at the urging of the Wesley Heights Historical Society which saw the regulation as a way of maintaining the beauty and character of our neighborhood.

If you are thinking of changing the footprint of your house, you may want to read these carefully and bring them to the attention of your builder and architect. Many builders and architects may not know about these special regulations for our neighborhood that are enforced by the City.

Here you will find two documents of interest:


Wesley Heights overlay explanation written by the Historical Society

Wesley heights overlay regulation as adopted by the Zoning Commission

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