Perhaps you’re single and drive every day. Perhaps you have three kids to haul around, and you take Metro or Metrobus everywhere. Or, more likely, the reverse is true. Everyone has different transportation needs, and these needs can change throughout your lifespan.
When DC’s current zoning regulations went into effect in 1958, planners assumed that everyone would use a car to get around, and set parking requirements for developers accordingly. The proposed rewrite of DC zoning laws creates “transit zones” that did not exist in 1958. And, it would reduce and even eliminate some on-site parking requirements for large commercial and residential buildings within these transit zones.
Is the DC Office of Planning (OP) on the right track? Forest Hills Connection would like to learn more about transit and motor vehicle usage in this and adjacent neighborhoods. Please click here to take our survey. We’ll publish the results.