1) To raise awareness on the part of the city permitting leadership of the dearth of clear rules and guidelines related to tree house building in the District.
2) To help other
tree house buildikng families sidestep bureaucratic snarls in trying to secure permits to build legal tree houses, particularly in the DC Historic Districts.
3) To help desk officers at the DDOT (Transportation/Public
Space Management), DCRA (Zoning, Construction), and HPO (Historic Preservation) permitting desks know how to advise home owners and professional tree house builders who come in to city permitting centers seeking advice on planning tree house projects.
4) To head off damaging neighborhood controversies, like the one they've encountered, that can develop before, during and after a DC family builds a tree house.