Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Public Space Application at 205 15th St. NE

Posted on November 16th, 2020

On November 11, 2020, CHRS sent a letter of opposition to an application to erect an accessory building on public parking at 205 12th St. NE. Full text of letter re: 205 15th St. NE, #358240

An excerpt appears below:

CHRS opposes the application of Sunny K. Petzinger, seeking permission to erect an accessory building (garden shed) in the public parking adjacent to lot 803, in square 1068SE (205 15th Street, NE). The dimensions of the building are 8 x 10 feet, and, according to Ms. Petzinger’s statement to the ANC 6A Transportation and Public Space Committee, the building would approximately 7 feet tall at the highest point on its gable roof. 

The law on parking, beginning in 1870 and continuing through the present, mandates that parking be preserved as open public space used for trees, greenery or parks. The proposed building would occupy and obstruct open space and for this reason the application should be denied.