Posts Tagged ‘height act’

District Line Daily: Game Time

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District officials and D.C. United executives have nearly finalized an agreement to build a 20,000-seat soccer [...]

District Line Daily: Food Truck Lottery

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The food truck lottery system that will determine where food trucks can operate each weekday begins today.
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District Line Daily: United We Stand

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A group of black, Latino, and Native American leaders stood with their backs to FedEx Field [...]

District Line Daily: Cocaine Congressman

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Florida Rep. Trey Radel was charged with cocaine possession Tuesday after being busted in D.C. on [...]

Chatter: The Book of Renovations

In last week’s Young & Hungry column, Jessica Sidman looked at the Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Program, a D.C. government initiative that, to date, has helped upgrade businesses in certain up-and-coming retail corridors to the tune of $4.7 million. But should establishments with tavern licenses like Shaw’s Ivy and Coney—which will use part of [...]

How Well Do You Know D.C.’s Rules?

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District Line Daily: Tokyo Drift

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On the cover of the latest issue of Washington City Paper: The D.C. punk band E.D. Sedgwick [...]

The Needle: Brown’s in Town

Boy Band: The judge assigned to the Chris Brown assault case is apparently named Nick Cannon. +2
No Way, Jose: José Andrés is opening yet another restaurant in Penn Quarter. This one's a wash because although the food is sure to be good, at some point we have to ask ourselves if we really need another José [...]

The Needle: The Sky’s The Limit

Bad Timing: If the government shuts down on Oct. 1, D.C. libraries would shutter the same day that extended hours are enacted. -5
The Sky's The Limit: The District proposed dramatic changes to the Height Act today, which would free the city from any federal height restrictions outside historic L'Enfant City. Even if it isn't passed, this [...]

The Needle: Paper Moon

It's Only a Paper Moon: The pop-up house seen around the District on 11th and V Street NW added a few stories to its roof and grandly named itself after Ella Fitzgerald. -3
Leaving the Station: The iconic B. Smith's restaurant will close in Union Station, though the restaurant's owner is planning to open new eateries in the [...]

District Line Daily: Liberal White Folks

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Ex-mayor Marion Barry has set off yet another minor racial controversy, saying that only "liberal [...]

House Committee Hearing on Relaxing the Height Act: Worth Tweeting About!

The Height Act! We mostly think it is bunk and ought to be scrapped. But that's not happening anytime soon. What could be happening are incremental steps to maybe, kind of, a little bit, possibly adjust one of the more onerous D.C.-related things the federal government has exclusive control over.
Today, during a hearing of the [...]

The Needle: Frozen Edition

The Ice of the Inner Loop: Take one part rush hour, one part severe cold snap, one part aging infrastructure, mix gently, and what do you get? Chaos. A water main burst near Central Avenue early this morning, leaving several lanes of the Beltway under water—which, in the delightful Arctic cold that descended on the [...]

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