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Developers & Homeowners: What To Do & Bring To ANC 4B

ANC 4B’s Role

New construction or renovation often requires the approval of the DC government, including the Zoning Commission and the Historic Preservation Review Board. These agencies rely on ANC 4B input as the elected voice of the community. They give ANC 4B resolutions “great weight.”


4B’s Community Design Review Committee

The Committee reviews building proposals for the ANC. It does not make decisions for the ANC – only recommendations. Projects must be seen in the Committee first, and then by the ANC. All meetings are public.


We welcome informal presentations from those considering a new project. This way the Committee and the public can advise applicants.


Timing and Process

The Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month. The ANC meets on the 4th Monday.


At least 30 days prior to the Committee meeting


At least 14 days prior to the Committee meeting


At least 5 days prior to the Committee meeting

(See “What To Submit Electronically” – Page Three)


At the Committee Meeting


At the ANC Meeting

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Tell Us About You and Your Project


Date Submitted to ANC 4B _______________

Project Location __________________________________

Project is in ANC 4B Single Member District (SMD) 4B0___ The Commissioner is _________________

(Go to ANC4B.org to find the SMD and Commissioner)


Project Name ____________________________________

Primary Contact Info:

Name ____________________________

Email ____________________________

Phone _____________________________

Mailing Address _______________________


Applicant is a

___ Homeowner

___ Developer

___ Business Owner

___ DC Agency

___ Other _____________

___ Agent of ___________ (Please Specify)


Agency

___ DC Department of Transportation/Public Space Case # ________ Hearing Date_________

____ DC Historic Preservation Review Board Case #________ Hearing Date _________

____ DC Board of Zoning Adjustment Case # _______ Hearing Date ________

____ Commission of Fine Arts Case # _______ Hearing Date _________

____ National Capital Planning Commission Case # _______ Hearing Date _________

____ Other (Please Specify) ________________

Case # _______ Hearing Date _________



Please specify and describe in a few sentences why you are coming to ANC 4B for support.


________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________


For Historic Preservation Review Board cases, please confirm you have read and followed the DC Historic Preservation Guidelines.

____ Yes, I have ____No, I haven’t

For more information, go to https://planning.dc.gov/node/1183905


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What to Submit Electronically At Least 5 Days Before the Committee Meeting

Historic Preservation Review Board Cases (HPRB)

Photoshopped context photos are a good way to handle this (example).

Note to Graphic Artist: Context photo of 606 Butternut will be placed here

DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) Public Space Cases

Photoshopped context photos are a good way to handle this (example). (Go to ANC4B.org to see a photo array)

(Note to Graphic Artist: Context photo of 606 Butternut will be placed here)



Cases Before the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), Zoning Commission (ZC), National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) or Commission of Fine Arts (CFA)


BZA Cases: Summarize your variance and special exception requests (cut & paste from BZA Application)


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BZA, ZC, NCPC or CFA Cases:


Photoshopped context photos are a good way to handle this (example). (Go to ANC4B.org to see a photo array)

(Note to Graphic Artist: Context photo of 606 Butternut will be placed here)

Bring to the Committee & ANC Meetings – Applies to All Applicants

  1. The architect or person who can answer detailed technical questions about the design

  2. 24 x 36” boards or projections (outlet available, but not equipment)

  3. 20 copies (Committee) or 30 copies (ANC) of the drawings and photos to distribute (letter, legal, or larger-sized)

  4. Physical samples of the exterior building material(s) in the color(s) being considered

  5. Letters/emails/petitions in support from immediate and surrounding neighbors (More is better!)











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Zoning Commission Planned Unit Development Cases



We strongly encourage developers to come in conceptual design to discuss massing and general project characteristics. We’re here to give you early feedback that can smooth your process toward community support. Come early, come often. Please provide the following information:



Project characteristics



Matter of right

Proposed

FAR



Zoning designation



Sq ft residential



Sq ft office



Sq ft retail



Sq ft green space



Height



Side setback



Front setback



Rear setback



Pervious amt??






Amenities and community benefits



Matter of right

Proposed

Public rec space



Private rec space



Private parking



Public parking



Other






Affordable housing amount



Matter of right

Proposed

Rental % of sq ft



Number of units



Condo % of sq ft



Number of units







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