District of Columbia Office of Planning, Washington, DC
Crafting transit investments in Washington DC to optimize growth and reinvestment
Working on behalf of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, Goody Clancy led a team to assess the land use implications of developing a 37-mile long streetcar system. The District’s goal was to ensure that the system was planned to ensure optimum public benefits, providing better connections between home, work, and school for more than 70,000 households while remaining sensitive to possible consequences of transit investments on housing affordability.
Key aspects of the study included:
- An assessment of the level of new development that could be anticipated as a result of creating of a streetcar system
- Identification of areas that might experience increased upward cost pressure as a consequence of transit and determination of potential mitigation strategies
- Exploration of the potential for employing value capture tools to offset portions of the public cost of the system