Alley tours reminder
(Am organizing my tours for the weekend, so don't have time to blog...)
On the upcoming WalkingTownDC tour days of April 26th and April 27th, I will be leading tours of alleys.
On Saturday it will be of mostly alleys in west Capitol Hill, in southeast and northeast--we will foray across East Capitol into NE for a bit, but the tour is mostly in SE, ranging from 3rd and Independence to Gessford Court SE. It looks like one house will be open for viewing at the end of the tour.
(I'd like to do a tour of alleys around the Potomac Avenue SE Metro Station, but I just don't have enough time. There are some alleys there with active industry, including the DDOT sign shop.)
On Sunday, it will start at the NY Avenue Metro Station and we will travel up and around H St. NE, ending behind the Atlas Theater. On that tour we will visit the inside of one inhabited alley dwellings, and one photography studio, and maybe one other.
We will discuss the "Alley Residents Manifesto" and talk about zoning regulations and alley dwellings.
Now is a good time to raise the issue, because the City is undertaking a massive review of zoning regulations to make sure that zoning rules follow the recently revised Comprehensive Plan.
We aren't touring this alley, but this gives you some ideas.