It is clear that transit-oriented development holds a host of benefits for the Washington region and the people who call it home — many of whom want to live in communities that are walkable and dense, and thus don’t require car ownership. It’s also clear, however, that TOD hasn’t always been equitable in impact. Speculation on its added value has pushed rent prices up around these developments and, by consequence, long-term and low-income residents out.
To fix transit-oriented development’s displacement problem, use every tool available
October 18, 2022