ULI Washington Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Opportunity: Friendship Heights
ULI Washington is planning a virtual TAP in partnership with the DC Office of Planning, WMATA, and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) during the week of April 19, 2021.
The TAP will examine Friendship Heights, once a leading regional destination for luxury retail which has experienced a major disruption in its market position, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ULI Washington has been tasked with evaluating existing land use, transit assets and access, opportunities to increase housing options, and providing cohesive design and public realm recommendations. This TAP will be virtual, and Panelists should be available to engage for 15-20 hours during the week of April 19 as well as review briefing materials and tour the site prior to the TAP.
How does a TAP work?
Through the TAP program, ULI Washington is able to deliver honest, unbiased answers to land use and real estate questions that defy easy solutions. The TAP program is intentionally flexible to provide sponsoring organizations a customized approach to addressing specific local issues. The TAP program can help to address a broad range of issues by:
- Evaluating growth issues including economics and management;
- Analyzing the re-use potential of existing properties;
- Identifying key economic and land use issues relating to public/private land use situations;
- Evaluating specific development and land proposals or issues;
- Providing a market-based analysis of a local plan or development strategy; and
- Making targeted recommendations on maximizing the impact of public investments, phasing redevelopment, implementing local plans, etc.
|Who are the panelists?||What are the deliverables?||How much will it cost?||What is the application process?|
|Panelists are selected from the over 2,200 ULI members in the Washington District Council based on the specific nature of each assignment. Depending on the issues being tackled, panel member expertise includes developers and owners, investors, designers, planners, engineers, market and financial analysts, as well as members of the public sector. The multidisciplinary nature of the TAP approach typically results in an innovative set of recommendations for the site.||Findings are delivered in a PowerPoint presentation at the end of each 1.5 day-long panel, along with a final report of recommendations.||ULI Washington charges an all-inclusive fee of $25,000 per TAP.||Sponsors can apply to the TAP program at any time. After reviewing an application, ULI staff and members of the TAP committee will arrange a site visit in order to explore the area and better understand the panel’s assignment. Decisions on whether the committee can accept the panel assignment will be determined shortly after the initial meeting.|