Recent stories in the New York Times have provided an insight into what could be.
A Sunday Real Estate section article discusses the effect of lowering requirements for parking in new development. Indeed, the practices being employed in New York seem to be an indicator of proposals in the yet-to-be-adopted DC Comp Plan. This was also featured by local commentator Richard Layman.
A second article discusses mixed-use development associated with public libraries. I am not sure what happened to the plan to do this with the Tenley DCPL Branch, but there is a similar project happening in Marshall Heights (Ward 7). What would it take to get our Tenley Library back? Layman covered this one too.