November 30th, 2009
ZC Case No. 08-24 - Abdo Development & Catholic University
On September 8, 2008, the Office of Zoning received an application from Abdo Development, LLC and the Trustees of the Catholic University of America seeking review and approval of a consolidated planned unit development (“PUD”), a proposed amendment to the Zoning Map of the District of Columbia, and a proposed amendment to The Catholic University Campus Plan. The Zoning Commission set the case down for a public hearing at its April 27, 2009, public meeting. The property that is the subject of this application is located generally south of Michigan Avenue, N.E., north of Kearny Street, N.E., east of the Dominican House of Studies and west of the railroad tracks. It is more particularly known as Square 3654, Lots 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 811; Square 3655, Lot 1; Square 3656, Lot 800; Square 3657, Lots 805, 821, 826; Square 3831, Lot 818 (“Subject Property”). The Subject Property is located in the Brookland neighborhood of Ward 5 and has an approximate land area of 8.9 acres. The Applicant requests a Zoning Map amendment to the C-2-B Zone District for the portions of the Subject Property along Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street. The properties that are located in the southwest corner of the Subject Property are proposed to be rezoned to the R-5-B Zone District. The small property at the southeast corner of 8th and Monroe Streets, N.E. is proposed to remain in the C-M-1 Zone District. The Applicant proposes the construction of 725-825 residential units and approximately 75,000-85,000 square feet of retail space. The project will have a floor area ratio of 2.31, a maximum height of 70 feet, and a lot occupancy ranging from 33% to 77% on each parcel.
The hearing for the Abdo Development & The Catholic University of America – Consolidated PUD & Related Map Amendment and Amendment to Campus Plan @ Squares 3654-3657 & 3831 concluded on October 5, 2009. The Zoning Commission took proposed action to approve the applications at their November 9th meeting and it is anticipated they will consider final action at their December 14th meeting.Return to HomePage