Zoning Update: The hearing on the new proposed amendment to the Capitol Gateway Overlay
is now scheduled for Nov. 28 at 6:00 pm
. The main objectives for the proposed amendment are to further regulate density transfer available through the existing combined lot provisions; to require Zoning Commission review of development proposals throughout the overlay area; to establish retail requirements along Half Street SE and First Street SE; and to establish setback and step back requirements on Half Street SE, South Capitol Street, and Potomac Avenue. (FYI, the CG Overlay is mapped to include an area roughly bounded by M Street
to the north, the Anacostia River to the south, Fort McNair to the west, and the Southeast Federal Center
site to the east.) Also, at Monday's meeting, the commission voted to approve a proposed text amendment
to allow asphalt plants as permitted uses within industrial zone districts subject to special exception review and also to specifically allow Senate Asphalt (a plant being forced to leave its 60 P Street SE location because of the baseball stadium) to relocate to DC Village.