When it comes to new structures in our region, and what they should look like, everyone has an opinion. The D.C. Zoning commission has set new limits on how tall a “pop-up” row house can be. In Northwest D.C. and Montgomery County, neighbors are fuming as they watch home after home replaced with luxury “McMansions.” We consider whether the region can update its row-house aesthetic, without sacrificing character.


  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

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