Housing Complex

Mapping the City’s Vacant Properties

The other side of building new housing units is making good use of the ones we already have. According the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, there are now 2,257 vacant properties in the District, some of which are characterized as "blighted," and many of which have exemptions from the steep tax because they're for rent or under renovation. Here's where they are:

  • Tom A.

    Wow. That's all?

    I've recently, perhaps temporarily, relocated to Baltimore, where there are approximately 37,000 vacant properties.

  • MBG

    Sloppy. See: http://tinyurl.com/3lbb4oy for DCRA's mapping.

  • Lydia DePillis

    Mr. Gilmore,

    It might be "sloppy"--I'm not sure why the data show the a vacant property on the White House ellipse, for instance--but it's an easier way to get an overall impression of where these properties are without downloading a giant PDF for each ward.