District of Columbia Streetcar Land Use Study, Phase One
The phase one land use study for the proposed District of Columbia streetcar system has been added to the Resource Center best practices database.
An accompanying letter from theHarriet Tregoning, director of the District Office of Planning, explains, "The Streetcar Land Use Study provides an assessment of the citywide benefits of the system in terms of access to jobs and schools, quality of life, transportation costs for households, job growth, and real estate impacts. The study also considers potential challenges to the introduction of streetcar service such as the impact on historic and cultural resources, housing costs and small business retention. The report examines the benefits and challenges along each proposed corridor and proposes adjustments to phasing and small segments to maximize mobility and economic development benefits of the investment."