As parking constraints continue to tighten in Logan Circle, DuPont, Columbia Heights and Capitol Hill, developers are taking a new approach to mitigate the problem. Specifically, they are prohibiting tenants from obtaining Residential Parking Permits (RPP’s), thus preventing them from parking on the street. Douglas Development introduced this “car-free” concept with the Tenley View, which features over 19,000 square feet of retail on the lower two levels, and five upper levels of apartment units. This structure, centrally located at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, does not include any parking whatsoever.
Developer Brook Rose hopes to expand on this trend with his Church Street Project, where he seems confidant that he can attract 35 carless tenants to occupy his eight-story, “light and airy” complex centrally located in Logan Circle. The development promises tenants a one-year subscription to Capital Bike share, a one-year subscription to Zipcar, and a $50 Metro card to ease their transition into the car-less lifestyle.