How Much Development Near A Heavy Rail Station?

Activists in the Tenleytown area of Washington have a tradition of stopping development projects not to their liking, including some that might be considered Smart Growth.

"Lowrey believes development along Wisconsin Avenue should be limited to attractive new buildings similar in height to the three- and four-story structures now lining the avenue. But Pettitt thinks 'smart growth' calls for bigger and taller development next to the city's prime Metro stops...Lowrey and Pettitt listened as city planning officials unveiled their vision for redeveloping one of the city's major arteries over the next decade.[ See also:Tenleytown Knockout: Self-defense For Communities ]

Thanks to C. P. Zilliacus

Full Story: Upper NW Growth Provokes Hot Debate


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