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CHASE Neighborhoods Pattern Book with Design and Development Guidelines


Date Published: February 2014


This design guide provides examples of three representative building types in the historic CHASE neighborhoods: 1) Rowhouse, 2) Semi-detached, and 3) Detached. For each of these types the Pattern Book describes unit characteristics and provides sample floor plans and elevations that illustrate context-sensitive design principles for each type. It also discusses the potential benefits of modular construction for infill development on vacant lots. This document is intended primarily for developers planning to build infill housing on vacant lots, but it may also prove useful for homeowners interested in rehabilitating their homes.

Keywords: neighborhood/downtown plan

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  • DC Department of Housing and Community Development
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