Archive for September, 2014

Morning Links

Zoning Commission gives McMillan project first-stage approval.

Free Streetcar Rides for a Year? DDOT Won’t Say.

Either way, the streetcar seems to be getting closer to a launch date.

Morning Links

A Georgetown Metro station would be among the system's busiest.

Roadside Will Rebuild Frager’s Hardware, With Residential Addition

A year after Frager's Hardware on Capitol Hill was destroyed by a fire, Roadside Development announced today that it is purchasing the store's century-old home to build a renovated space for Frager's topped by new residences.
Frager's has operated out of temporary locations on the Hill while its owner, John Weintraub, sought a development partner to rebuild the [...]

Morning Links

Circulator expansion leaves Georgetown worse off. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
Central chunk of National Mall will close for 18 months. [DCist]
Another new cycletrack comes to NoMa. [GGW]
Almost 13 percent of D.C.-area homeowners are still underwater. [WBJ]
D.C.'s getting another startup incubator, at AU. [Post]
All eight-car trains for Metro? It won't happen without a funding commitment. [WAMU]
Today on the market: Bungalow [...]

The Power Ranger: Meet the Park Service Bureaucrat With Veto Power Over D.C.’s Future

Technically, D.C. has had home rule for 41 years. In practice, the federal government still has all kinds of checks on D.C. autonomy. Congress, of course, holds the most power over District affairs, with the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973 stipulating, “the Congress of the United States reserves the right, at any time, [...]

Morning Links

H Street streetcar will begin running on schedule next week (but without passengers). [City Desk]
Five years removed from tragedy, Metro will return to automatic operation. [WUSA]
Metro CEO Richard Sarles is retiring. [City Desk]
A plug for a women's history museum on the National Mall [Post]
The four proposals for a big Takoma Park development near the D.C. line [UrbanTurf]
Google Street [...]

At Long Last, a New Community in NoMa

Six years after the Temple Courts public housing complex was demolished, a new building opens to replace some of its units.

Morning Links

Georgetown parking lot will become two stories of retail

D.C. Wants to Run More Circulator Bus Lines to More Neighborhoods

More red buses are coming! (Eventually, and at some significant costs per rider.)