The Washington region is the proud exemplar of transit-oriented development (TOD). Densifying around Metro stations has given us more new homes than other superstar metro regions, keeping our housing prices moderately less inhumane. Building near the train is fantastic, but insufficient to produce all of the housing we need. According to Up For Growth’s Housing Underproduction Report (which might be a low estimate) the Capital region had a shortage of 156,597 homes in 2019, or 6.5% of the housing stock.
Transit-oriented development is not enough
September 20, 2023