I think this has been abundantly clear for some time. Simpson may not want to say it, but other FTA officials have.
And while the low-density exurbs shrivel, the District is considering down-zoning neighborhoods in SE Washington. This is difficult to understand. I realize that the combination of vacant lots and development pressure may lead to multi-family units interspersed with single-family units. Zoning the area down amid development pressure will just ensure that whatever families the neighborhood attracts in ten years will be the ones that can put up a seven-figure mortgage. Is the city not paying attention? Dense infill is the rule across the city. Bethesda is buying single-family lots near transit en masse, in order to upzone the land because the need to add density is so great. Short. sighted.
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