Why are there more restaurants in some neighborhoods than others? Some of it has to do with economics, but it also has to do with zoning rules that dictate everything from storefronts to signage. The booming U Street corridor is currently ground zero of a debate about whether its caps on bars and restaurants is too low — and whether it’s achieving its original goal of bringing more cultural establishments to the area.

Guests

  • Joel Lawson Associate director for development review for the D.C. Office of Planning
  • Lydia DePillis City paper staff writer.
  • Peter Raia ANC commissioner for the U Street Corridor

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