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November 23, 2021
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On November 23, 2021, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Is mixed-use the future of downtown D.C.?, was cited by The DC Line:

new report from the D.C. Policy Center asks whether mixed-use projects represent downtown’s future. Senior research analyst Bailey McConnell notes that areas replete with mixed-use development have proved more resilient to the economic impact of the pandemic. Meanwhile, with 75% of its built environment devoted to offices, downtown DC proved vulnerable, McConnell writes. “A greater mix of uses and amenities would boost both the resilience of downtown and its attractiveness to residents and businesses,” she says. “As evidenced by a rebounding multifamily housing market, there is still a drive to live in the city, even if the future of work is changing or remains uncertain.”

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