Study Rates Bethesda, North Bethesda as Walkable Communities


Published:

A new George Washington University real estate study that rates Washington area "walkable urban communities" found Bethesda is prime for more growth and North Bethesda could be an important national model for strip mall redevelopment. "The WalkUP Wake-Up Call" identified 43 area communities with retail districts, town centers, or other characteristics of walkable urban development, "a niche marker that [is] becoming the market," according to the study. It judged the areas based on economic performance and rated them on four tiers: copper, silver, gold and platinum. Bethesda was given a Silver rating, thanks in part to the Bethesda Row: Bethesda barely missed a Gold ranking. The redevelopment of the area adjacent to the south of the Metro station has been a national model, as has its place management. The Woodmont Triangle is where the future of opportunity exists. North Bethesda, in the study as White Flint, got a Copper rating and was paired with Tysons Corner as examples of old strip mall development on the verge of complete overhauls: Copper WalkUPs Tysons Corner and White Flint are national models of strip commercial redevelopment. Both are at the Copper level since they have recently made or committed to make significant transit improvements, and both have dramatically increased and made legal walkable urban zoning.

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Researcher Looks at Health Effects of Purple Line; Prosecutors To Seek Life Without Parole for Tyler Tessier

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

Nine Families Displaced After Fire in Walls of Rockville Apartment Complex

Fire was accidental and likely caused by smoking materials, official says

Small Bites: Yard House, Poki District Coming to Rio in Gaithersburg

Plus: New logo for “MoCo Made” food products; Lincoln’s offers take-home Thanksgiving meals

Burglar Stole Cash from Bradley Party & Variety Store in Bethesda

Police released surveillance video of an August incident on Wednesday
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »

Renovated Colonial

North Potomac, $1,045,000

Fabulous Brick Home on Cul-de-sac

Bethesda, $1,495,000

Brand New Build

Chevy Chase, $2,195,000

Elegant French Colonial

Potomac, $1,425,000

Chateau-style Home on Huge Lot

Potomac, $1,250,000
Edit Module

Profiles

Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit Module