Here are some of the projects, trends and players who could shape where we work, live and play in the new year.
Is there an apartment glut? Most everyone in Washington real estate agrees that apartments are being added at a blistering rate. More than 35,000 units are in the pipeline, and the pace of new units getting built each quarter has not slowed, with work starting on more than 3,100 new units in the third quarter alone — more than double the average. What everyone does not agree on is whether there is a glut forming and a bubble on the horizon. Apartments in Arlington, NoMa, Shaw and elsewhere continue to lease up, with only a slight decline in rents. Some say the demographic influx will keep the apartment party going, others see dark clouds. Pictured here is an apartment building at First and M streets NE in NoMa. Lucian Perkins/For The Washington Post Buy Photo