Commercial Style Homes in the Washington DC Metro Area

What does commercial property in Washington Metro mean? There's no simple answer – it's a matter of zoning, intent, purpose and a myriad of other factors. There's around three dozen zoning districts in the District of Columbia alone and countless others specific to states, counties or local municipalities. Confusing? You bet it is, especially in a region of the country that dates back to early settler days. Addendums and amendments are constantly being proposed and considered and questions over commercial development versus conservation or historical preservation are often bandied about.

For the sake of ease, let's consider a commercial property in Washington Metro to be a lot of land that whether vacant or developed, poses the potential for further use. In other words, anything from a simple suburban lot that meets the requirements to build a new home on, to a large parcel of pristine land. It could be a half-acre or a hundred acres, an industrial lot or an old tobacco plantation. Many commercial properties are estates with existing homes with subdivision potential. Still others are very strict in their usage. Somehow, the sake of ease doesn't seem all that easy. For more information about commercial style homes for sale in Washington DC Metro area, contact District Partners at Compass today!

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5904 Richmond Hwy


MLS#: VAFX1051656
83742 Sqft, 2.53 Acres
Commercial Sale

2211 Massachusetts Ave Nw


MLS#: DCDC402514
9400 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

1415 22nd St Nw


MLS#: DCDC420076
9604 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Commercial Sale

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4100 Lafayette Center Dr


MLS#: 1002110222
79777 Sqft, 16.75 Acres
Commercial Sale

11085 Lee Hwy


MLS#: VAFC119070
5250 Sqft, 1.46 Acres
Commercial Sale

9402 Marlboro Pike


MLS#: MDPG528408
44345 Sqft, 2.42 Acres
Commercial Sale

1307 Dolley Madison Blvd


MLS#: VAFX1097968
18032 Sqft, 0.66 Acres
Commercial Sale

1311-a Dolley Madison Blvd


MLS#: VAFX1097974
16756 Sqft, 0.57 Acres
Commercial Sale

Photo of Listing #1004464391

218 7th St Se


MLS#: 1004464391
9939 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

10121-10123 Colvin Run Road


MLS#: VAFX1096420
11326 Sqft, 1.17 Acres
Commercial Sale

1006 Webster St Nw


MLS#: DCDC451330
12873 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Commercial Sale


Commercial Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaOne of the zoning terms you'll hear a lot in Washington Metro is “matter-of-right”. Basically, this establishes certain automatic rights of development by zone. In other words, an R-1-A zone in the District of Columbia permits matter-of-right development for a single-family dwelling as long as the lot is 75 feet wide. That seems pretty simple. There's a lot of gray area however, especially as you start getting into interpretations of mixed commercial and residential developments and density definitions. When it comes down to it, building can pose challenges, even when you think you have the right.

When exploring the possibilities for commercial properties in Washington Metro it's good to have the assistance of a realtor or other qualified professional. You wouldn't to buy the picture perfect location for a lakeside B&B and discover that it's only zoned for a one-bathroom cabin would you? People have been building homes and businesses in Maryland, Virginia and DC itself for hundreds of years and as you might imagine, there's not as much available property as there once was. On the other hand, we have the internet and the early settlers did not. Feel free to surf more than 700 commercial property listings and perchance to dream.


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Listing information last updated on December 15th, 2019 at 5:45am EST.