Should We Turn All of the Vacant Offices into Apartments?
July 14, 2020
Originally published by Alex Coma of the Washington Business Journal on July 1, 2020.
The Washington, D.C. City Council Office Conversion Task Force released a report concluding that office-to-residential conversions could help address affordable housing needs. However, it also found that “Class C office buildings along or near commercial corridors outside of the central employment area” were the most likely candidates for conversions. Planners hope policies, without subsidy, will spur conversions.