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To a large extent, it seems like we've gotten to the point in Still Mayor Adrian Fenty's first and last term at which no more development decisions can be made, given that Almost Mayor Vince Gray might decide something completely different. Such is the case with the Stevens School, which was recently yanked from multi-family housing developer Equity Residential and subsequently put on ice completely at the behest of community groups. Such is also the case with Parcel 42 in Shaw, as I mentioned yesterday, and likely the Franklin School, which will be the subject of a public hearing tomorrow at Thompson Elementary School.
The twilight of one's term in office is kind of like approaching a yellow light: Do you move faster in order to get through before it turns red? Or slow down and stop? On these projects, looks like the Fenty administration has decided to follow political traffic laws.
Photo from flickr user ell brown.