Daily Archives: October 13, 2015

Financial Planning Day – October 17th

The following is shared from the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services.

Metro Washington Financial Planning Day (MWFPD) is a day-long education program where residents get free professional financial advice and education through one-on-one counseling and classroom-style presentations by highly qualified and licensed Certified Financial Planner™ professionals. The confidential one-on-one counseling covers a variety of financial subjects (e.g. credit and debt management, budgeting, savings, taxes, retirement planning, mortgages, small business resources, etc.).

The MWFPD is organized by the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking in collaboration with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Financial Planning Association, the Foundation for Financial Planning and AARP District of Columbia. The Metro Washington Financial Planning Day is October 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Educational Heights Campus, 3101 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

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Zoning Special Exception Sought at 1107 Penn St NE

The Office of Zoning Bureau of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) has posted documents for a new zoning case to request a “special exception from § 223.1 to allow the proposed two-story rear deck addition to an existing single family residence that does not comply with 403.2, maximum lot occupancy, and 404.1, minimum rear yard setback requirements § (§ 3104).”

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.55.38 AMThe building on the site covers 60% of the lot, which is the maximum allowed and the existing building already extends beyond the rear yard setback required. Justifications include compliance with code for interior sleeping units, safety in the alley from crime and inclement weather.

The documents were not clear in whether this is special exception or a variance or both (both terms used in the same burden of proof document). Also this is a four-unit apartment building but there is reference to a single family residence in documents on-line.

Additional information can be found on the BZA website for anyone interested in learning more about the request. The currently listed case number is temporary (BZATmp2).

Photos of the site: 20140926_104330 20140926_104445

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