The following were among actions taken at the Nov. 16 meeting of the District of Columbia Zoning Commission. For more information, call 727-6311.


CHANCERY MAP -- The zoning commission reversed a preliminary decision that would have permitted the expansion of chanceries located outside the areas established by the National Capital Planning Commission on Dec. 1, 1983.

The zoning commission's new proposed order would not allow the expansion of chanceries in areas outside the diplomatic zones on the planning commission's map. These zones are concentrated in the Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom areas and along 16th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW.

But the zoning commission also decided to allow the replacement of chanceries destroyed by accident. Under current regulations, no chanceries that are outside the planning commission's zones can be replaced.

The planning commission now will review the proposed ruling. NORTHWEST

NEW YORK AVE., 1001 -- The zoning commission allowed the addition of 70,000 square feet to a proposed office building, under the condition that the developer also add 60 units of housing within the boundaries of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C. The commission specified that 44 of the units be refurbished in two abandoned buildings in the 1200 block of 12th Street NW, but did not say where the other 16 should be.

13TH AND UPSHUR STREETS -- The commission set a public hearing for 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in Room 9 of the District Building to consider the request of the National Council for Senior Citizens and the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development to rezone a corner property from residential to higher-density residential. The site would hold an apartment building for senior citizens.


BOWEN RD., 4339 -- The commission approved a request by New Macedonia Baptist Church for rezoning from residential to light commercial. The church sought the rezoning to build a 46-unit home for senior citizens. It agreed to a restrictive covenant forbidding any other use of the property.