daybeers wrote:Thoughts from one of my posts in another thread: Yikes this will not be good for D.C. Traffic is already some of the worst in the country and we all know the Metro is not doing well. There is no way they will be able to handle the numbers. Not to mention the gentrification. Ugh.
What do you think?
I think it is good and bad. It is a huge force as far as expanding service and investing more money into transit, but on the other hand, they need to figure out the housing situation. What if they built an equal number of apartments as the number of people working at HQ2.5 people will have the choice to live directly at Amazon or elsewhere, and if the employees don't stay their then other people can get an apartment there. I think this is a good way to handle the surplus in demand for housing in the DC area with the addition of Amazon. Also, I think that we'll see huge amounts of investing in bike paths and transit because Amazon understands that the traffic won't hold up, and Amazon is doing similar projects back in Seattle.