Housing Complex

Morning Links

A few pieces of real news:

A preview of the Cedar Hill Bar & Grill in Anacostia. [Congress Heights on the Rise]

Brass Knob warehouse building spared demolition. [UrbanTurf]

The Washington Post isn't the only paper leaving its center-city headquarters. [TNR]

D.C. aims to eliminate traffic deaths. [TowardZeroDeathsDC]

Georgetown ANC is surprisingly amicable on the zoning changes. [Georgetown Metropolitan]

And a few stories that didn't fool us:

Big Hope VI project coming to Southwest. [SWTLQTC]

Donald Trump's renderings for the Old Post Office building. [UrbanTurf]

Maryland contemplating a mandatory helmet law for drivers. [GGW]

Curling rink coming to DCUSA. [New Columbia Heights]

Today on the market: $2 million Dupont rowhouse, artwork not included

  • http://newcolumbiaheights.blogspot.com New Columbia Heights

    I'm sad to report that the curling rink (and The House strip club closing to become Spike Mendelsohn's strip-club themed restaurant and lounge the Champagne Room, and Ruby Tuesday hosting stripping karaoke) are April Fool's jokes.

  • Alf

    The reason why Georgetown is "surprisingly amicable" on the proposed zoning rewrite is that the Office of Planning took an approach in Georgetown that critics of the proposal have asked them to do elsewhere: eschew a one-size-fits-all approach and tailor it to different areas of DC. For example, eliminating off-street parking minimums for new development may make sense in transit-rich downtown where street parking isn't really an option and therefore the spillover effect is minimal. But it may make less sense in Woodley Park or Chevy Chase DC where the side streets off the corridors are already jammed with street parkers. Require OP to adjust their proposals to communities, as they agreed to do in Georgetown, and the whole process will be improved.

  • Georgetowner

    The reason OP was amiable to Georgetown's plans is that it was a constructive effort driven by genuine compromise between a spectrum of points of view, whereas the Chevy Chase effort is being driven by Linda Schmidtt and her uncompromising nimbyism.

  • Alf

    I think the reason that Georgetown is getting a special deal is probably local politics. The longtime former chair of ANC 3C sits on OP's advisory committee, and she's hardly a strident uncompromising NIMBY, but OP has been unwilling to discuss local area modfiications for Woodley, Mass Ave. Heights and Cleveland Park, for example.