Thousands of apartments envisioned in a suburban Washington corridor
Arlington County, Virginia, has had great success in transforming the Rosslyn-to-Ballton corridor over the past 30 years. Now the county, across the Potomac from Washington, is planning the addition of up to 6,000 rental apartments in another corridor that has needed upgrading—the Columbia Pike. The Washington Post reports that the county is offering land-owners the option of creating denser, taller, more lucrative structures if they orient the buildings well, add green space, and make 20 to 25 percent of the units affordable. Some single-family homeowners are worried about being overshadowed.
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