After protests from some neighbors and support from others, the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment ruled last week that the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, a nonprofit dance, music and art school, can move into the long-abandoned B.B. French School at 545 7th St. SE.

However, the board specified several conditions of occupancy. It gave approval for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop only, and not for any future school. Approval was granted for three years. A maximum of 500 students can be enrolled there, and no more than 30 students may be in the building at any one time. In addition, all instruction will have to end at 9 p.m. and the windows on the south and west walls would have to be kept closed at all times. Those windows face other properties.

The arts school is currently located at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church and attended by about 300 students ranging in age from three-year-olds through adults, according to Sally Crowell, president of the school.

In other actions at its July 5 public meeting, the Board of Zoning Adjustment:

Set a further hearing on the question of an Area Neighborhood Commission report on the application of George Basiliko for variances from the use provisions and the parking requirements to permit use of 4801 Benning Rd. SE as a public hall in a neighborhood shopping district.

Granted the application of Washington Medical Center, Inc. for a special exception to locate required parking spaces other than on the lot where the principal use is located, for variances from the floor area ratio and percentage of lot occupancy requirements and for a variance from the roof structure requirements to allow an existing hotel and extended care facility to be converted to a hospital in the high density building district at 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW.

Deferred the application of Banks and Isen for a variance from the use provisions to permit an amusement arcade as an adjunct commerical use to a hotel in the high density building district on part of the first floor at 1501 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

Granted, subject to conditions, the application of Howard University for a special exception to permit an addition to the School of Religion as a college or University use in the one-family semidetached dwelling district at 1240 Randolph St. NE.

Deferred for additional information the application of Larry Quillian for variances from the rear yard and off-street parking requirements to permit an addition to a non-conforming structure to be used as a restaurant in the community business center-medium density district at 641 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Deferred the appeal of the Kalorama Citizens Association from the decision of Louis P. Robbins, principal deputy corporation counsel, that up to two or three mechanical amusement machines are allowed in the community business center-medium high and high density district and from the decision of the zoning administrator and the permit branch in issuing certificates of occupancy allowing mechanical amusement machines at 1812 Adams Mill Rd. NW and 1792 Columbia Rd. NW.

Approved revised plans in the application of James B. Huntley and Hugo Bartolucci for a special exception to permit a new residential development and for a variance from the lot occupancy requirements to permit construction of four row dwellings in the low density apartment house district at 2260-2266 Hunter Place SE.

Approved final plans in the application of Embassy Row Hotel for variances from the lot occupancy and floor area ratio requirements to permit an addition to a hotel in the high density building district at 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Granted in accordance with revised plans the applications of the S.C.I. Corp. for a special exception to construct a new office building in the residential-/limited office district at 1724 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Granted the application of Temple Realty, et al., for a special exception to construct an office building and for modification of a BZA order which required accessory outdoor parking spaces for an adjacent building at 1234 19th St. NW to be located on the site, to allow the required spaces to be located in the garage of the new building in the residential/limited office district at 1906-1922 N St. NW.

Defereed for additional information the application of John O. Antonelli for a special exception to operate a parking lot in the residential/limited office district at 1213-1215 St. Matthews Court NW.

Granted for one year subject to conditions the application of Jonathan Woodner Co. for a special exception to continue the use of a parking lot in the row dwelling district at 1634 Oak St. NW.

Granted subject to conditions the application of Rock Creek Plaze, Inc. and 3636 Corp. for a special exception to permit commercial adjuncts to an apartment house in the medium-high density apartment house district at 3636 16th St. NW.

Granted subject to conditions the application of Arthur and K. L. Auerbach for a special exception to permit use of the property as the office of a non-profit organization, for a special exception to provide accessory off-street parking on the subject site within three feet of a side lot line and a main building and to provide additional parking within 800 feet of the subject site at 1612-14 Que St. NW, and for a variance to permit the provision of one parking space without direct access through a street or alley on the subject site, all in the medium-high density apartment house district at 1623 16th St. NW.

Granted for two years subject to conditions the application of Ruby's Restaurant, Inc. for a special exception to continue the use of a parking lot in the residential/limited office district at 518 H St. NW.

Denied the application of Marvin and Janet Stein to permit open storage of building material in the community business center/medium density district at 5509 14th St. NW.

Granted the application of Zackary Moutsos and Marios Vouzikas for a variance from the parking requirements to permit a six-unit apartment house in the row dwelling district at 1434 Potomac Ave. SE.

Deferred for a report by the Department of Transportation the application of Dominick and Wanda DeCantis for a special exception to permit an automobile repair garage (no body work) in the community business center/medium density district at 1305 Good Hope Rd. SE.

Granted subject to conditions the application of George Antone for a special exception to change a non-conforming use from a stationery store (all floors) to a real estate brokerage (first floor) in the row dwelling district at 1434 Potomac Ave. SE.

Granted the application of Bradford Peliett for a variance from the lot area requirements to permit the construction of a row dwelling in the row dwelling district at 539 3rd St. NE.

Deferred for a Municipal Planning Office report the application of Charles B. Withers for a variance from the lot width requirements for a proposed subdivision and construction of two new semi-detached dwellings in the one-family semi-detached dwelling district at 4560 and 4562 C St. SE.

Granted subject to conditions the application of George Washington University for a special exception to operate a parking lot in the high density building and medium-high density apartment house districts at 928, 930, 934 and 936 23rd St. NW and 2304 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Deferred the application of District Theaters, Inc. for a variance from the parking requrements to permit the use of the first and second floors of 1515 7th St. NW as a school and theater consisting of 75 students, 10 faculty members and a theater with seating for 150 persons in the community business center/medium density district at 1515 7th St. NW.

Granted the application of Reginald T. Lee for a variance from the rear yard requirements to permit the construction of a single family row dwelling in the row dwelling district at 708 12th St. NE.

Granted for three years subject to conditions the application of Capitol Hill Hospital for a special exception to continue the use of a parking lot in the row dwelling district at 656 Massachusetts Ave. NE and 220-232 7th St. NE.

Granted the application of George J. MacDonald for a special exception to change a non-conforming use from a barber shop on part of the first floor to a dry cleaning, valet and laundry pickup store in the row dwelling district at 78th St. SE.

Granted the application of Dale Denton for variances from the prohibition against making an addition to a non-conforming structure that exceeds the lot occupancy requirements and from the open court requirements to permit a second story rear addition to a dwelling in the row dwelling district at 1026 D ST. NE.

Granted the application of Deanwood Development Corp. for a special exception for a new residential development to permit the proposed conversion and subdivision of four apartment buildings, each containing four units, into eight single-family dwellings in the low density apartment house district at 2641, 2643, 2645, 2647, 2649, 2651, 2653 and 2655 30th St. SE.

Granted the application of Robert Jackson for variances from the prohibition against making an addition to a non-conforming structure that now exceeds the lot occupancy requirements and from the lot occupancy and open court width requirements to permit a second story rear addition to a dwelling that is a non-conforming structure in the one-family semi-detached dwelling district at 200 56th St. NE.

Granted subject to conditions the application of Exxon Co., U.S.A. for a special exception to rebuild a gasoline service station utilizing space formerly occupied by other commercial use in the community business center/medium density district at 3825 Alabama Ave. SE.

Deferred for additional information the application of Highpoint Townhouses, Inc. for a special exception to modify a residential development previously approved by the BZA in the low density apartment house district at 1010-1044 Barnaby Ter. SE.

Failed for lack of four affirmative votes a motion for reconsideration or in the alternative for rehearing and reargument in the application of Oliver T. Carr Jr. and George H. Beuchert Jr., trustees, for a special exception to allow parking in excess of the maximum specified in the mixed residential, retail, office and light industrial use district at 2555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Denied a motion to temporarily halt, pending review by the D.C. Court of Appeals, the application of Capitol Hill Associates and Vincent Oliveri for variances from the use provisions and the rear yard, lot occupancy and height and story requirements to permit an addition to the National Republican Center in the row dwelling district at 310 First St. SE. The BZA approved the addition March 1.

No action was taken on a request for modification of a BZA order in the application of Carl H. Richmond Jr. for a special exception to change a non-conforming use from offices of a computer service company to a private school and for a variance from the parking requirements in the one-family detached dwelling district at 2461 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Failed for lack of four affirmative votes a motion for reconsideration in the application of David Schwartz for a variance from the rear yard requirements to permit a one-story rear addition to a dwelling that is a non-conforming structure in the one-family detached dwelling district at 3600 Cumberland St. NW.