Washington, DC, Mayor Anthony Williams last year announced

Washington, DC, Mayor Anthony Williams last year announced a “Great Streets” program that would spend $100 million of local funds on streetscape and infrastructure improvements, land-use planning, and development assistance in the capital city. In response, the Urban Land Institute assembled an 11-member team, which spent four days touring the six corridors that the program will cover and meeting with stakeholders. Recently the team issued its conclusions, advising the city that the program should aim at catalyzing private investment to bring about more retail, housing, employment, and community services in the corridors, which encompass 22 miles of streets in more than 50 neighborhoods.