505 K ST NE, Washington, D.C.

505 K ST NE, Washington, D.C.

Some residential neighborhoods in D.C. are developing a jagged skyline as row house owners build up — adding on vertically to create so-called “pop-up” houses with more floors than their neighbors. Some home owners see them as a savvy way to increase a family’s space, or to create new units. But others consider them to be not only an eye-sore but a way to price more people out of the District housing market. We consider the practical, aesthetic and zoning issues created by pop-ups buildings.

Guests

  • Martin Austermuhle Producer / Reporter, WAMU.org
  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
  • Michael Hamilton Founder, In My Backyard DC (IMBYdc)
  • Kent Boese D.C. ANC Commissioner (1A08); Chairperson of ANC1A

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