Category Archives: TAPs

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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Advisory: ULI Washington to Release Recommendations on Identifying and Branding the Pike District

This week, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee is sponsoring an independent Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in conjunction with ULI Washington on the topic “Identifying and Branding the Pike District.” The panel will be providing an open press initial presentation of their findings, the details of which can be found below: Who: Urban Land Institute Washington; White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee What: Initial panel findings on “Identifying and Branding the Pike District” Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, Comcast Circles Lounge 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852 When: Wednesday, … Read More

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ULI Washington Releases Study on Aging Suburban Office Space

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What’s next for suburban office parks? Is there hope for auto-oriented office space that is characterized by historical development patterns? ULI Washington studied these and related challenges in two Bethesda locations during a Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – that was held on December 1-2, 2015. The two study areas – Rock Spring and Executive Boulevard – are about a mile and a half apart, and are each undergoing a separate master planning process led by the Montgomery County Planning Department, as directed by the Montgomery County Council. Both … Read More

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Applications Available for 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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Rhode Island Ave Poised for Opportunity, TAP Report Findings

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The Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metrorail Station Area has the capacity to transform into a vibrant center that can balance future development potential with the neighborhood’s existing assets, according to a Technical Assistance Panel report released by ULI Washington. The report, titled “Re-Envisioning Rhode Island Avenue,” documents a Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – that was convened September 30-October 1, 2014 to address transportation and parking challenges, and develop recommendations that concentrate on knitting together the disconnected land uses in the area while also encouraging bicycle and pedestrian friendly development … Read More

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Falls Church Faces Unique Development Opportunity

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A historic boundary adjustment between Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church has resulted in a unique development opportunity for the City of Falls Church: how to plan for and co-locate 10 acres of commercial development alongside a new, state-of-the-art high school that is intended to serve the City over the next 50 years. To address this planning challenge, the City sought the assistance of ULI Washington, and was selected to receive a Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – through a partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of … Read More

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ULI-COG TAP Program Application Reopened

The application period is being reopened. Now, all applications must be submitted by 4pm on February 13, 2015 to pdesjardin@mwcog.org and deborah.bilek@uli.org. Click here for an application. Through a strategic partnership, ULI Washington and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will deliver three TAPs in 2015 focused on identifying priority, catalytic strategies to maximize the impacts of investments in COG-designated Activity Centers. Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) are one of ULI Washington’s signature programs, where a panel of 10-12 senior-level experts work over a concentrated timeline to evaluate and provide market-based … Read More

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