METRO IMPACT IN ARLINGTON COUNTY: A CASE STUDY AND EVALUATION OF A TRANSIT GROWTH MODEL

THE LAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS RESULTING FROM THE IMPOSITION OF THE METRO RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM ON WASHINGTON'S URBAN FABRIC ARE LIKELY TO BE DETERMINED BY THREE FACTORS: (1) THE EFFICIENCY OF THE TRANSIT SYSTEM ITSELF, (2) THE RESPONSE OF THE PRIVATE LAND DEVELOPMENT MARKET TO THIS EFFICIENCY, AND (3) DELIBERATE PUBLIC POLICY INTERVENTION, AIMED AT COERCING AND/OR INDUCING SPECIFIC TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT AROUND TRANSIT STATIONS. IN AN EFFORT TO EVALUATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS THIRD FACTOR THIS STUDY ANALYZES ARLINGTON COUNTY'S RESPONSE TO THE COMING OF METRO. THE REPORT IS PRESENTED IN TWO PARTS. THE FIRST PART TRACES THE EVOLUTION OF A NEW TRANSIT GROWTH MODEL AS IT IS PRECIPITATED BY SELECTED GROWTH ISSUES IN THE COMMUNITY AND EVALUATES IT IN TERMS OF MAJOR CONSTRAINTS WHICH INFLUENCE THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCESSES. THE SECOND PART EVALUATES THE MODEL IN TERMS OF ITS IMPACT ON THE TAX BASE OF THE COMMUNITY BY COMPARING THE NET REVENUE CONTRIBUTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL WITH COMMERCIAL OFFICE DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No DOT-UT-394
  • Corporate Authors:

    Consortium of Universities

    Urban Transportation Center, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Studholme, E D
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Pagination: 47 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00202273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No Utc-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2002 12:00AM