Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The DC Board of Zoning Adjudication (BZA), scheduled to hear an appeal last week by developer Minshall Stewart Properties regarding its 2175 K Street NW project in the West End (just east of Washington Circle), instead postponed the hearing until September. Minshall Stewart had submitted a zoning application to add three stories to the office half of the existing office/condo complex at this address, but the city zoning administrator ruled that such a move would necessitate a variance from the BZA. Depending on the September appeal, Minshall Stewart will either be able to build the addition without issue, or have to go before the BZA again in November for the variance. Opposition to the addition has been voiced by both the condo side of the complex and nearby row homes to the west, which fear they will lose their views and sun to the new office floors.