DC allows community uses, keeps parking minimums for closed schools
Stevens Elementary School, one of DC's
recently-closed schools. Photo from DCPS.
After I found about about DDOT's emergency rules on bus loading
, I started monitoring the DC Register. This week's includes emergency zoning rules on what uses are allowed
in the buildings that contained the recently-closed schools:
- DC government agencies, except vehicle storage/maintenance or anything that extends outside the building
- Medical and dental clinics
- Community service nonprofits that benefit the local community
- Nonprofit offices
The rules also state that the off-street parking requirement will be the same as in the most restrictive zone that allows that kind of use. It's too bad we can't get a start on the relaxed parking requirements
, but this isn't worse than the requirements for these kinds of uses today. Hopefully this won't lead to many unnecessary new parking lots
next to schools.