The Yardstick

(Re)development smorgasbord!

October 14, 2010 | Tags: land use, redevelopment, transit

There are lots of exciting development and redevelopment projects in the planning stage in the region:

In D.C., officials will soon unveil plans for redeveloping the 62-acre Walter Reed site into a residential, office, and entertainment hub with lots of open space. Montgomery County planners and developers are discussing whether the county’s proposed “Science City” will turn Montgomery County into the next Silicon Valley or Research Triangle.

Meanwhile, Arlington County recently approved a dramatic transformation of Crystal City from mainly office towers into a mixed-use center. In Prince George’s County, the area around the New Carrollton Metro station is set to be converted into a walkable community. Lastly, the ongoing redevelopment of Silver Spring, including a new multi-modal transit center, is “urban planning at its best” say officials.

With Fairfax County’s sweeping plan to urbanize Tysons Corner also in mind, the next few years could prove to fundamentally transform the region.