Why downtown is the past and Ward 5 is the future.
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The Italian market and restaurant is set to anchor a development on what is currently thin air.
@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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]