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DC’s Residential Construction Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing


The residential construction boom in the District shows no signs of slowing down. A new map really helps to put the amount of development we have seen in perspective, courtesy of Washington City Paper.

New buildings in the Southwest section of DC are almost exclusively apartments, while the Northwest neighborhoods and H Street NE corridor have seen a mix of larger apartment buildings and duplexes. Clusters of new residential buildings dot the landscape in the Northeast and Southeast corners, while historically preserved neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle and Georgetown remain relatively untouched.

Just this year alone, more than 30 permits for new residential buildings in the District have been issued. With all of the activity either underway or in the pipeline, it’s little wonder that the construction industry is poised to remain one of the fastest-growing industries in DC for the foreseeable future. [WCP]