It’s impossible to miss the construction cranes that sprout, as many as 50 at a time, over the District of Columbia. While much of the country continues to fight its way out of recession, in D.C. residential and commercial development is popping up everywhere.
“I think our turnaround has been nothing short of a phenomenon,” said Harriet Tregoning, who recently retired as the District’s chief planning officer.
Since the 1990s, the District has bounced back from near-bankruptcy to one of the highest-rent and fastest-growing cities in the country. But this growth hasn’t reached all of the city, and even when it does arrive rising property values – and the higher tax bills that come with them – can drive out some longtime residents.
News4 took a deep look at the District’s boom times in a special report that aired Saturday at 10 a.m. Reporters Tom Sherwood, Chris Gordon and Zachary Kiesch, and reporters Julie Carey and David Culver of News4’s Northern Virginia bureau, contributed to the report.
Watch it again on COZI-TV on Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. or check out some of the highlights below. (Click here for Cozi listings.)
Boom Times for the Washington Region
14th Street – The Center of Washington’s Boom Times
Longtime D.C. Residents Concerned About Boom Times
Extending Washington’s Boom Times Into the Future
A Major Transformation Across Northern Virginia
Rockville Pike Leading Montgomery County’s Boom Times
Pro Sports Are Major Players in Booming Washington