Category Archives: TAPs

Advisory: Panel to Deliver Recommendations on Revitalizing and Activating Chinatown Park

On October 17th and 18th, the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) are sponsoring an independent Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in conjunction with ULI Washington. The purpose is to develop recommendations for revitalizing and activating Chinatown Park 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: ULI Washington, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, DC Mayor’s Office for … Read More

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Research Boulevard – It’s Not An Office Park! ULI Washington Panel Recommends Scenarios for the future of Research Boulevard in Rockville, MD

ULI Washington recently released a Technical Assistance Panel Report  analyzing existing challenges and documenting possible scenarios for the future of Research Boulevard in the City of Rockville, MD. The Research Boulevard study area is a 272 acre site in the City of Rockville. Located 12 miles northwest of Washington D.C., the study area is just outside the Capital Beltway and in a regional corridor defined by Interstate 270 and MD-355, also known as Rockville Pike. With about 3.7 million square feet in 46 buildings, the study area is home to some … Read More

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District Energy, Cultural Sustainability, and Open Space: ULI Washington Completes Panel in Florida Avenue Market

Earlier this month, ULI Washington released its latest Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report which focused on the Florida Avenue Market area of Washington, DC. Florida Avenue Market is located approximately 1/2 mile from the NoMa- Gallaudet Metro Station and adjacent to the Trinidad neighborhood in the District of Columbia. In 2009, the District of Columbia adopted the Florida Avenue Market Study Small Area Plan. The plan provides a redevelopment framework that seeks to balance maintaining the area’s old world charm, grittiness, and character while repositioning the approximately 45-acre site to … Read More

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Release: New Report Recommends Transforming Westfields From Business Park Into a Community Within a Park

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the Westfields Business Owners Association (WBOA) and released by ULI Washington has concluded that Westfields has a niche position in the office marketplace and with the right redevelopment holds a promising future in the Washington DC region. The report, titled “What’s Next for Westfields?, <insert hyperlink>” documents the findings of a panel of ten ULI members who were convened December 5-6, 2016 to offer recommendations on how Westfields can – once again – thrive as best in class. … Read More

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What’s Next for Westfields? ULI Washington Panel Explores Future for Office Park in Fairfax County

ULI Washington recently released a Technical Assistance Panel report documenting existing challenges and recommendations for the future of The Westfields International Corporate Center (Westfields) at Dulles. Westfields is a 1,100 acre Class A corporate office park. Located at the intersection of Route 28 and Westfields Boulevard in Chantilly, Virginia, it is conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax County, approximately seven miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport. Technical Assistance Panels, or TAPs, provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies and private sector clients facing complex land use and real estate issues in … Read More

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

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.

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

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

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

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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