Posts Tagged ‘charts!’

D.C. Is Weird, in Charts

Mayor Vince Gray opened his presentation of his administration's new five-year economic development strategy yesterday with a word of enthusiasm to his audience: "I think you'll be absolutely thrilled. I mean, look at all these charts!"
Indeed. The 112-page report is full of intriguing ideas—District-wide Wi-Fi! the largest technology center on the east coast! loads of Chinese [...]

And Now Let Us Witness Excellent Maps And Charts

For a recent Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force meeting, the Office of Planning put together some visuals that capture what's getting built in the city, and how it's changing. Here are some of my favorites.
1) Didn't believe we're in an apartment boom? The District issued more permits for buildings with more than five units in [...]

More Immigrants to the Suburbs, D.C. Not So Much

People sure want to come to Washington from other countries—but not really the city itself. That's the takeaway from a rundown of the numbers by George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis, covered today in the Examiner.
The area gained 200,000 immigrants over the last decade, or 20 percent to the region's overall 9.6 percent growth [...]

How Many Hotels is Too Many?

Writing about the Old Post Office a couple weeks ago, I theorized that downtown's hotel market might be "saturated," even though most proposals for the building's redevelopment involve a hotel component. That observation was based on the fact that there are so many hotel rooms in the pipeline: 1,600 by the Convention Center, another 238 [...]