Decisions by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment last week cleared the way for the International Inn on Thomas Circle to build an addition containing 150 rooms plus convention space and for Georgetown University to construct an intercultural Center at 3700 O St. NW.
The board ruled that Georgetown's new building may not have a communications tower, which some Georgetown residents had opposed at a hearing on the matter.
In several cases the BZA denied applications for zoning exceptions because residents opposed the applications. The board turned down, for instance, arequest by Maurice A. Sislen to change a grocery store at 2501 N. Capitol St. NE to a delicatessen. Neighbors had complained the delicatessen would attract truck drivers and others who would increase traffic in the residential area.
The BZA also denied variances requested by Theodore C. Roumel to construct a single-family house at the corner of Garfield Street and Hurst Terrace NW. The lot is 30 percent smaller than the size of lots required for houses in that area.
Another case opposed by neighbors, an application by architect Mokhless Al-Hariri to use a building in a residential zone at 1817 16th St. NW as offices, was also denied.
Despite neighborhood opposition, however, the BZA granted permission for James T. Kelly to use a residentially zoned building at 628 14th St. NE%, NOW USED AS A PLUMBING SHOP, AS A CONTRACTOR'S OFFICE - PROVIDED KELLY LANDSCAPE AND IMPROVE THE PROPERTY.
IN OTHER ACTIONS, THE BZA:
Denied the application of Annetta S. Hill to use the first floor of a building at 925 Monroe St. NE as a real estate office.
Denied the application of Elizabeth Samples to construct a garage and hobby room in the rear of a house at 719 10th St. NE.
Granted the application of Shiloh Baptish Church to convert a house at 801 Q St. NW to a six-unit apartment building and to convert buildings at 811 Q. St. and 1543 8th St. NW to four-unit apartments houses.
Granted the application of the National Wildlife Federation to continue the use of a parking lot at 1607-13 O St. NW for two years, provided the lot is used for short-term parking only.
In other recent meetings, the BZA:
Granted the application of Children's Oncology Services of Metropolitan Washington D.C., Inc., to use a house at 1326 Quincy St. NE as a residence for the families of children being treated at area hospitals.
Denied the application of Douglas G. Dillard to convert a tailor shop at 1300 35th St. NW to a delicatessen.
Denied the application of Hardwood Associates to use a building in a residential zone at 153 E St. as offices for the National Taxpayers Union.
Denied the applicaition of the Foggy Bottom Group Venture to operate a parking lot in a residential zone at 9061 New Hampshire Ave. NW.
Denied the application of the Baptist World Alliance and D.C. Baptist Convention to operate a parking lot in a residential zone at 1630-1636 16th St. NW.
Denied an application of the University of California School of Education to continue operating in a residential building at 1763 R St. NW.
Denied the application of Michael Klein to use part of a residentially zoned building at 2011 R St. NW as architectural offices.
Denied an application by the 1401 Sixteenth Street Associates to use residentially zoned buildings at 1525 and 1529 O St. NW% AS OFFICIES.
DENIED THE APPLICATION OF J. ANTHONY STOUT TO TURN AN ALLEY DWELLING AT 9 HILLYER CT. NW into a residence.
Denied the application of the Kenmore Joint Venture to continue the use of a parking lot for the Kenmore Apartments in a residential zone at Legation Street and Chevy Chase Parkway NW.
Denied the application of Richard V. McNamara to turn a flat into an apartment house at 529 4th St. SE.
Approved for three years the application of National Savings and Trust Co. to continue a parking lot in a residential zone at 1200 Tewesbury Pl. NW, provided the bank cleans the parking lot daily.
Approved the application of Benjamin P. Fishburn III and Mary H. Fishburne for a rear addition to a structure at 3807 Gramercy St. NW.
Approved the application of Lester N. and Joyce Z. Scall for an addition to a house at 3918 Livingston St. NW.
Denied the application of Abraham Hazzard for a rear addition to a house at 1432 T St. SE. The BZA based its denial partly on the fact that Hazzard planned to use the addition to store and repair antique cars in a residential neighborhood.
Approved for three years the application of Isadore and Charles Egber to operate a liquor store parking lot in a residential zone at 1937-1943 U St., provided the lot be kept clear of trash.
Approved the application of Clement C. Alpert to use some floors of a building in a special purpose zone at 1531 New Hampshire Ave. NW as an office for the National Association of Retired Federal Employes.
Approved, with conditions, the application of Parcel One Phase One Associates to allow more than one roof structure on a building at 401 K St. NW.
Approved the application of C Street Limited Partnership to convert a dry cleaning shop at 1359 C St. SE into a four-unit apartment house.
Approved for five years the application of Greater Mount Pisgah Baptist Church to operate a church parking lot at 1818 Gales St. NW, provided the lot be kept free of trash.
Approved the application of William D. Hooper Jr. to construct a driveway and parking space adjacent to a house at 3009 Rodman St. NW.
Approved the application of the James Place Corp. to locate required parking spaces for a proposed condominium structure elsewhere than on the building premises at 1049 30th St. NW.