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Zoning and Land Use Committee Process

MWIA has adopted a process for all interested in requesting the association's support in their improvement projects.

To review the process and answer the required conditions, please download the MWIA Developer Guide and Questionnaire.

1603 South Road Parking Lot Expansion and Subdivision

MWIA Response
MWIA Response

The owner of 1603 South Road, Ronald Lipman, wishes to add 25 parking spaces and a new house.


Covenants are documents made between MWIA and a land owner which further restricts possible uses of the land. These agreements stay enforce with new owners as well.

Zoning Archive

Here are a couple of relevant proposals that have gone beyond the zoning stage, but are not yet fully implemented. There are some other proposals that were dealt with on our archive page.

PUD for Overlook (Northern Parkway and Falls Road, Summer 2017)

Blue Ocean Facts
Blue Ocean Facts

PHA Board Decision
      Board Decision

PHA Facts
PHA Facts


This project is not inside Mount Washington, but due to traffic concerns, the neighborhood wanted to discuss its impact with the relevant people which it did on June 13 at 9PM at the Mount Washington Conference Center, right after the annual meeting.

A PUD is a City Council bill. You can view its materials online and the actions to date at the city council legislative site

Here is the PUD itself, in the form it will take going into the 3rd reading on June 19th.

The developer also provided us with a fact summary from their point of view.

The Poplar Hill Association has provided us with some of their relevant documents so that we could understand their process:

Proposal for Development of 1700 South Road (Spring 2017)

Blue Ocean Realty is under contract to purchase 1700 South Road (St. John's church) to use as its office headquarters. They are requesting to rezone the Church to an O-R District and to have the 1976 Mount Washington Village Urban Renewal Plan to include the church.

In accordance with MWIA's process for considering zoning requests, the proposal is outlined in the questionnaire and plans.

The original proposal was presented by Blue Ocean at a community meeting and fully discussed on 3/2 at the Mt. Washington School Lower Building (the one on Smith Ave) in the gym.

There was another open community meeting on Wednesday, April 19th. The MWIA Board voted to support the proposal with the condition of a signed restricted covenant that includes what was in the proposal along with prohibiting medical office uses of any kind, as agreed upon at the meeting.

In the summer of 2018, Blue Ocean sold 1700 South Road. The buyer was Warschawski which is renovating the interior and intends to keep the exterior structure in a more traditional fashion than Blue Ocean was intending to do so. The last publicly stated plan for the stain glass windows was that they would be removed and sent to a new church in Nicaragua.