Thanks for using my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter, in this excellent analysis of Washington, DC’s growth into a “normal” city. It’s also happily a not-normal city in that it’s the place where the future is born every day 🙂 .
The photograph is of one of the types of structures alluded to in the analysis:
Most new construction is not so helpful, either. In the last few years, a record number of apartment buildings have been permitted, mostly going up in downtown zones where there are looser land-use regulations. But these new units are expensive and smallâ€”perfect for singles, couples or roommates. The latest innovations in urban residential new construction has actually been to squeeze into less and less spaceâ€”dorm-style living with shared kitchens, smaller units that cleverly feel larger or furniture that collapses. Of the more than 60,000 â€œinstitutional qualityâ€ (i.e., fancy) apartments built since 2000, only about two percent have three or more bedrooms. In addition, D.C.â€™s existing family-sized apartment stock is not equally dispersed across the city, and much of it is dedicated for low-income public housing.
As usual, I enjoy learning as much from the photographs I take as much as I enjoy taking them.
Making room for Millennial families – D.C. Policy Center