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Presentation from Partners in Innovation National Symposium in Denver, CO on September 27, 2010

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  1. 1. Columbia Heights: Implementing the Vision of an Inclusive City Partners in Innovation: Including Affordable and Workforce Housing within Transit Oriented Development National Housing Conference Denver, CO September 27, 2010 Art Rodgers Senior Housing Planner Washington, DC Office of Planning
  2. 2. What is Columbia Heights Metro station opened in 1999 Now the most used station in DC outside of downtown Since opening 1,697 Net new housing units (596 are affordable) 1,542 Rehabbed units ½ mile (1,476 are affordable) One Million square feet of non-residential Zip code with the largest price appreciation in DC (279% 2000- 2007) and one of the lowest declines since (-9.7%) Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 2 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  3. 3. Public Role 1998 Community Driven Charrette 9 large vacant parcels sold for specific program uses including: housing (20% affordable), retail, cultural, and historic preservation ½ mile Strategic Neighborhood Investment Plan (SNIP) Affordable housing preservation Five new public spaces, parks, and/or recreation centers Three new or totally remodeled public education facilities Targeted acquisition of scatter site $138 million in public investment properties for blight reduction immediately surrounding the metro Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 3 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  4. 4. Confluence of Factors Metro station Available land Demographic shift to urban living Regional transportation issues Pent up market rate demand Low interest rates Growing confidence in local government Like comedy, timing is key Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 4 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  5. 5. Lessons Learned Land, Land, Land Local financial resources (Housing Production Trust Fund) Affordability Pricing Other public efforts (Schools, Public Space, Cultural Institutions) Parking Family Housing Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 5 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  6. 6. Other DC Examples Georgia – Petworth Metro Station Shaw-Howard University Metro Hines Public School Eastern Market Metro West End Minnesota-Benning Metro Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 6 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  7. 7. Applying the Lessons Learned Inclusionary Zoning Street Car Land Use Study Identifying corridors of high quality bus service Estimating impact on household transportation costs Live Near Your Work Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 7 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  8. 8. TOD & Inclusionary Zoning in DC DC’s IZ started with a TOD approach (additive) Mapping was very complicated Potential to shift development investment decisions Chose citywide approach with specific exemptions (subtractive) Pricing & Permanent affordability Zoning review is taking other steps to improve affordability (parking maximums) Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 8 the Vision of an Inclusive City
  9. 9. Columbia Heights: Then & Now 2005 NCAC-APA Public Space Plan 2010 ULI Award for Excellence in Design Columbia Heights: Implementing September 27, 2010 9 the Vision of an Inclusive City

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