Development

Joint Development Program

Metro sells, leases, and joint ventures with private developers through its Joint Development Program, with the objective of maximizing the benefits of transit-oriented development. The goals of Metro's joint developments are to:

  • Promote Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) by advancing the following smart growth principles:
  • Reduce automobile dependency
  • Increase pedestrian/bicycle-originated transit trips
  • Foster safe station areas
  • Enhance surrounding area connections to transit stations, including bus access
  • Promote mixed-use development with housing
  • Offer the opportunity to obtain goods and services and enjoy active public spaces near transit stations
  • Attract new riders to the transit system
  • Create on-going sources of revenue for WMATA's long-term financial sustainability
  • Assist local jurisdictions in achieving their goals for economic development

WMATA has been involved in the joint development of real estate since the early 1970s. Since then, dozens of successful projects have been built on WMATA properties throughout the region, and we continue to encourage development by periodically offering properties for sale or joint development.

Development Policies & Guidelines

WMATA defines joint development as a creative program through-which property interests owned and/or controlled by WMATA are marketed to private entities with the objective of developing transit-oriented, mixed-use projects. General practices of WMATA's Joint Development Program can be found in Joint Development Policies and Guidelines (Revised July 25, 2013) PDF Icon.

Completed Development Projects (2002 - 2016)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
   Project State Agreement Year Land Parcel Size Developer Transaction Type

Dunn Loring (Avenir Place)

VA

2005

15 acres

Mill Creek Residential Trust

Sale and Ground Lease

Fort Totten (East)

DC

2002

6.8  acres

Clark  Realty Capital

Ground  Lease

Founder's Square (Ballston)

VA

2006

180,000  sf

Shooshan  Company

Sale

Georgia Ave. - Petworth (Park Place)

DC

2002

1.4  acres

DC  Government / Donatelli Development

Sale

Courts at Huntington Station

VA

2002

28  acres

Stout &  Teague

Sale

Minnesota Ave.

DC

2003

15.4  acres

DC  Government / Donatelli Development

Sale

Navy Yard - East (The Insignia)

DC

2007

5,500 sf

The Donohoe Companies

Sale

Navy Yard - West

DC

2006

26,000  sf

Monument  Realty

Sale

Prince George's Plaza (Mosaic and Metro Shops)

MD

2002

24  acres

Mid-City  Financial and Taylor Development

Ground  Lease

Rhode Island Ave.

DC

2005

8.8  acres

Urban  Atlantic

Ground  Lease

Southeast Bus Garage (Navy Yard)

DC

2006

1.6  acres

Akridge  Development

Sale

Twinbrook (The Alaire and The Terano)

MD

2002
   2007

26  acres

The JBG  Companies

Ground  Lease

U Street (Langston Lofts)

DC

2003

18,000  sf

Metropolis  Development

Sale

U Street (Office Building)

DC

2003

18,000  sf

Jenco  Group

Sale

U Street (The Ellington)

DC

2003

42,000  sf

Donatelli  Development

Sale

U Street (Union Row)

DC

2003

18,000  sf

PN  Hoffman

Sale

Vienna Fairfax

VA

2006

3.75  acres

Pulte  Home

Sale

Wheaton - East

MD

2004

2.6  acres

Bozzuto  Development

Sale