A challenge to our region and the Bay – the spread of development. CBF and UMD analysis of developed land and the trend under current zoning (too much land zoned for development) Baltimore, Frederick and Hagerstown across the top. DC and eastern Loudoun across the middle and Woodbridge, Stafford and Fredericksburg to the south.
An explosion of development 50 miles outward. You can see how Frederick, Fredericksburg and Manassas grow. How development follows highways. What you can’t see is the spread of 2, 3 and 5 acre lot development in the areas that look green.
Need to put oil numbers into their own chart
Major mixed-use development on top of the station next to Chinatown. See Verizon Center down the street.
Tyson’s 1 Mall entrance 11am on weekday
Walkable communities for residents and to attract tourists
CCW Stewart Swartz
Putting Development In The Right Places Blueprint for a Better Region Coalition for Smarter Growth, Piedmont Environmental Council & Surface Transportation Policy Project – All Rights Reserved, October 2002
Developed Areas in 2000 Chesapeake Bay Foundation and University of Maryland
2030, Under Current Trends 800,000 new acres of Land would be developed, much of it in rural areas. Chesapeake Bay Foundation and University of Maryland
Separation of Community Activities: Where’s the Center in Centreville? office shopping church homes homes homes
Dulles Corridor Separation of Uses Leads to More Driving Offices Homes Homes
Better Land Use, Community Design, and Transportation Offer Solutions for Energy and Climate Change Buildings +Transportation = 80% of Greenhouse Gases (& Energy) United States: < 5% of World Population 25% of World’s Oil 70% for Transportation
Metro, MARC & VRE: More In Planning 114 Stations
Streets <ul><li>Ample sidewalks for cafes </li></ul>
Public Spaces Village green at the Ballston Metro station <ul><li>Good public space offers benches for sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Combines hardscape and green </li></ul><ul><li>Closely connects to retail, offices, transit </li></ul>
Route 1 - Fairfax Corridor Revitalization and Vacant and Underutilized Land Sarah Cairney August 2005 Survey of 7 Nodes of Commercial Land and Parking Lots on Route 1 in Fairfax County 624 Acres (2 more nodes to the south)
Beacon Hill - Node 3 Legend ½ mile diameter Commercial Industrial Housing Parking Vacant