With Land Disappearing In D.C., Some Say Build Up

Available land in Washington D.C. is expected to diminish sharply within the next 20 years, prompting some to suggest that increasing building heights and densities should become the new development paradigm.

"In 20 years, according to one analysis, there will be no more parcels on which to build offices, apartments and stores in neighborhoods from Georgetown to Capitol Hill, from Florida Avenue NE to the Southeast waterfront."

"Christopher Leinberger, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, says there's a way to avoid the looming space crunch, an idea tantamount to sacrilege for preservationists and protectors of the District's historic vistas: Build higher. As high as the market will bear, he says."

Thanks to Dave Garber

Full Story: High-Level Debate On Future of D.C.

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