Joint Development

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 (Approved April 2018) 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