Category Archives: TAPs

Application Available: TAPs in COG-Designated Activity Centers – ULI Partners with Council of Governments to Deliver Upcoming TAPs

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ULI Washington, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), will offer up to three (3) Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) in the coming year that will focus on identifying priority, catalytic strategies to maximize the impact of investments in COG-designated Activity Centers. A signature ULI Program, TAPs are an intensive and collaborative exercise where 10-12 senior-level real-estate and land-use experts work together over a concentrated day-and-a-half to develop unbiased, market-based feedback on a specific local development or land-use challenge. The TAP culminates in a formal presentation of recommendations, … Read More

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ULI Washington Panel Completes Recommendations for Revitalization in Indian Head, Md.

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ULI Washington released the latest Technical Assistance Panel report, reflecting the work of an eight-member, multi-disciplinary team. The report presents analysis and guidance on the economic revitalization challenges facing the Town of Indian Head. Indian Head is an independent municipality in Charles County, Md., about 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., sitting on a narrow peninsula between the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek at the end of Indian Head Highway (MD 210). The Town borders Naval Support Facility Indian Head, a military installation that has been a driver of the … Read More

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Release: New Report Finds Public-Private Partnerships Crucial to Moving Indian Head Forward

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A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – released by ULI Washington has found that public private partnerships can be used catalyze redevelopment and set the Town of Indian Head on a path to economic vitality and growth. The report, titled “Economic Development Opportunities in Indian Head” documents the findings of a panel of a panel of eight ULI members who were convened September 20-21, 2016 to address barriers to economic growth that have resulted in a significant decline in commercial and residential development in the Town of Indian … Read More

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ULI Washington Panel Recommends Strategies for Revitalization in Annandale, VA

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ULI Washington recently released a Technical Assistance Panel report documenting short- and medium-term strategies for revitalization in Annandale, VA. Annandale is located in the Mason District of Fairfax County, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. Annandale is a unique community with a multicultural population; many longtime residents in the surrounding neighborhoods; a strong community spirit, which is exemplified by year-round community events; and a well-known Korean restaurant scene. Technical Assistance Panels, or TAPs, provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies facing complex land use and real estate issues in … Read More

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Panel Recommends Redevelopment Options for La Plata, MD

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ULI Washington recently released a Technical Assistance Panel Report, titled “Connections and Community: Knitting Together La Plata’s Center,” which recommended a host of strategies aimed at spurring and enhancing redevelopment in downtown La Plata. Located in Charles County, La Plata, is one of the Metropolitan Washington region’s growing suburban and exurban commuter community. The Town of La Plata has long envisioned improving its downtown into a place where the community can come together and improve the economic vitality of the downtown while preserving and enhancing the historic character of the area. … Read More

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Release: New Report Proposes Redevelopment Strategies for Downtown La Plata

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the La Plata Town Center Corporation (LPTCC) and released by ULI Washington has concluded that downtown La Plata is poised for change and recommended a host of strategies aimed at spurring and enhancing redevelopment. The report, titled “Connections and Community: Knitting Together La Plata’s Center” documents the findings of a panel of a panel of nine ULI members who were convened May 11-12, 2016 to shape and focus development in a roughly six-block area north of Charles Street … Read More

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Release: New Report Recommends Broad Strategy for Branding the Pike District

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee and released by ULI Washington has recommended broad strategies for branding the Pike District. The report, titled “Identifying and Branding the Pike District,” documents the findings of a panel of nine ULI members who convened March 29-30, 2016 to help develop concepts for visibly and distinctively identifying the Pike District. The stretch of Rockville Pike that comprises the Pike District study area presents a suburban—yet slowly urbanizing—environment that possesses the infrastructure and … Read More

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Release: Expert Panel Generates Innovative Ideas for Ward 7 Industrial Site

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report released by ULI Washington and sponsored by the DC Office of Planning and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has concluded that a decommissioned vacant portion of the Benning Road Power Plant and Service Center, if it becomes available for redevelopment in the future, could provide much needed connectivity and beautification as well as commercial and retail options for the adjacent Ward 7 neighborhoods. The report, titled “Powering Progress on Benning Road” documents the findings of a panel of seven … Read More

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ULI Washington releases TAP Report on Identifying and Branding the Pike District

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On March 29-30, ULI Washington conducted a Technical Assistance Panel that would help to develop concepts for visibly and distinctively identifying the Pike District, the commercial corridor along Rockville Pike, between Grosvenor metro station to the south and the Rockville City limits, just south of the Twinbrook Metro station. The sponsor for this study, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee, was particularly interested in solidifying a new brand identity for the Pike District, establishing entry points to the area, and communicating major amenities that would attract people as the Pike … Read More

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ADVISORY: Recommendations on Implementing Redevelopment in Downtown La Plata

This week, the La Plata Town Center Corporation (LPTCC) is sponsoring an independent Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in conjunction with ULI Washington on the topic “Implementing Redevelopment in Downtown La Plata.” After a tour of the study area and various interviews, the panel will provide an open press initial presentation of their findings, the details of which can be found below: Who: Urban Land Institute Washington; La Plata Town Center Corporation (LPTCC)What: Initial panel findings on “Implementing Redevelopment in Downtown La Plata” Where: La Plata City Hall 305 Queen Anne … Read More

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