Posts Tagged ‘Downtown’

Courtland Milloy, Biker Terrorist

@ctmilloy and @Dizzyluv25 have agreed to work w/ @DDOTDC to create more intuitive signage #GivePeaceaChance #bikedc pic.twitter.com/Q3Ex0BhEBl
— Black Women Bike DC (@BWBDC) August 8, 2014

If anyone expected a bike ride through downtown D.C. to change Courtland Milloy's mind about the dangerous "biker terrorists out to rule the road," he's got news for you.
"If people thought that I was [...]

Washington Post Wants to Move to Franklin Square

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post last summer, the newspaper's building wasn't part of the deal. So the Post looked likely to move its headquarters to one of the District's fast-developing neighborhoods if it wanted a new flagship office.
But now it looks like the Post won't be going that far from its current home at 15th and [...]

In the Loop: The Future of Metro?

After two and a half years of planning and more than 100 tested proposals, Metro has settled on a map it hopes represents the future of the system. The map, which Metro planners expect to bring before the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority board next year as part of the long-term regional transit plan aimed at [...]

Downtown: Built Up, but Not Yet Fully Built Out

D.C.'s downtown has come a long way from the days of vast surface parking lots, and with the big CityCenterDC project nearing completion, it might appear as if downtown is just about at capacity (barring a change to the Height Act, that is). But Rich Bradley, executive director of the Downtown Business Improvement District, says the [...]

Prediction Notices: What 2013 Could Have in Store for D.C. Real Estate

2012 was supposed to be the year that the economic recovery finally picked up steam, the real estate market made a meaningful comeback, and the District’s streetcar started running. None of that happened. 2013 has already seen similar predictions, but with the country continuing to see not-very-impressive job growth, D.C.’s housing and office markets coming [...]

A Pipe Dream for the Tube

The District's giddiness at having survived Sandy still buzzing through my head, I can't help but dream a bit. A nerdy, transit-related dream, of course.
Let's start with a little history*. Way back when the Metro itself was still a dream, Congress passed, and President Lyndon Johnson signed, a bill to authorize a 25-mile rapid transit [...]

Are Richer Areas Greener? Not Necessarily.

This morning, Greater Greater Washington linked to an interesting post on Per Square Mile claiming that income inequality can be viewed from space. The difference, the post argues persuasively, is tree cover: Wealthy neighborhoods have lots of it, and poor neighborhoods don't. There follow comparative satellite photos from various cities: a brown Rio favela alongside [...]

Don’t Worry, Grandma, D.C.’s Not Taking 10th Street Away

Chill out, downtowners: The District Department of Transportation had contemplated trying to block off 10th Street between E and F Streets to vehicular traffic, but howls of protest put the proposal back on ice.
The city didn't even want to do it because of the urbanist value of creating a pedestrian space where people could spread [...]

Not in My Condo’s Backyard!

Folks who live in the District’s residential neighborhoods have a strong sense of entitlement to quiet, to parking, to darkness at night—all the things that come with the kind of house where you can have a driveway and a picket fence.
Living downtown is supposed to be different. This is the District’s public zone, after all, [...]

CityCenterDC Likely Breaking Ground in Early 2011

For years, the old convention center site has served many purposes: The Washington Kastles, D.C.'s tennis team, played in a temporary stadium erected there this summer. The parking lot was also home to a trapeze school during warmer months. And if my memory serves me correctly, I believe BoltBus once dropped me off there upon [...]

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