Bowser redoubles her push for more housing in D.C., including in its wealthiest enclaves

Mayor Muriel Bowser is launching a new front in her campaign to see more housing built across D.C., rolling out a host of proposed policy changes designed to spur the construction of affordable homes even in some of the District’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

For the first time Tuesday, Bowser released neighborhood-specific targets for the construction of new homes through 2025, laying out exactly how she wants to see the city reach her goal of building 36,000 new homes by that deadline, a third of which she hopes will be affordable to lower-income renters.

The new housing targets come without many accompanying policy proposals for how Bowser hopes to navigate the political minefield of opening up the city’s most affluent enclaves to new development. But the release of the housing goals does come in tandem with the rollout of a host of additional proposed changes to the city’s chief planning document, the comprehensive plan, which are designed to drive a substantial increase in the…

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