With little discussion, the Zoning Commission tonight took final action and approved Case 07-17
, the request for a special exception and a Southeast Federal Center Overlay District
review of plans for temporary surface parking lots to last no more than five years at The Yards
. The only news coming out of the hearing (other than the approval itself) was that just today it was decided to not include Parcel L, the lot just to the east of the WASA building, because of property line, fencing, and other issues still being negotiated with WASA. This means that approximately 785 spaces can be created at The Yards with this zoning approval (down from the 900 or so originally anticipated, though the Parcel L lot may still be requested at a later date). The National Capital Planning Commission will be voting on this case at its August 2 hearing
, but zoning Commissioner Hood announced that the NCPC staff was recommending approval of the case as well. You can see the locations of the Yards lots on my Stadium Parking page
, with the Parcel L lot now removed from the map. UPDATE:
Should have included this link for folks looking for more information--the Office of Planning's report to the Zoning Commission on this case
, which lays out the request in greater detail and explains OP's support.