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BZA Grants Variance for Mt. Pleasant Branch Library

On September 13, 2011, the DC Public Library announced that the District’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) granted its request for the necessary variance to allow proceeding with the  historic building’s renovation and controversial rear expansion that will, among other enhancements, provide space for to up to 80,000 books.

For background, see “Mt. Pleasant Branch Library Expansion and Site Planning Actively Involving Affected Residents,” April 2009, PDF page 1 and the report six months later, “Ambitious Expansion Plans for Library in Mt. Pleasant Roils Community; Many Object to Design and Question Programs,” October 2009, PDF page 1.