Old Urbanist: Greening the DC Zoning Code?

The newly released draft of Washington DC’s zoning code, as reported by Greater Greater Washington, contains promising changes, including reduced parking requirements and the allowance, after a decades-long ban, of homes on alleys.  Also new to the code is the proposed “Green Area Ratio,” a regulation that is molded on similar laws found in European cities such as Berlin and Malmo.  A version of the same idea, the so-called “Green Factor,” has already been implemented in Seattle, where it has drawn praise and some criticism.

via Old Urbanist: Greening the DC Zoning Code?.

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