Breakfast links: Sprawl debate rages on
Sprawl lives: Another big office complex is getting built, this time in Germantown. Meanwhile, a state senator wants to block outlets at National Harbor because of traffic concerns. Richard Layman laments how transportation is usually not considered in decisions about siting. (Post, RPUS)
Sprawl report author speaks for roads: Tim Lomax, from the institute that refuses to fix its pro-sprawl congestion rankings, advocated for more road spending. He also wants transit, but mostly roads. There's no mention of the study that building roads doesn't alleviate congestion. (WTOP, Infrastructurist)
Housing is getting even more expensive: Housing prices in the DC region rose year over year. And that's not the whole story: that index just looks at single-family homes, and the condo market is even tighter. (City Paper)
Petworth/Park View station?: ANC 1A has endorsed adding "Park View" to the name. To avoid making it longer, "Georgia Ave" could be dropped, as other stations are on Georgia too. (City Paper) ... Matt Yglesias suggests Park View allow some more growth to put the neighborhood on the map instead of renaming the station.
Councilmember fights crime herself: Councilmember Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) chased down a man who stole someone's Kindle at Freedom Plaza. She was leaving the Wilson Building when she heard a scream. (Fox 5)
It's sink or swim in the water taxi business: The water taxi from the Southwest Waterfront to Georgetown is struggling to get customers. Each trip costs $8 and takes 30 minutes. (Post)
Gray picks Peck to pluck out waste: Suzanne Peck, former head of WMATA IT and DC's OCTO, will scrutinize DC agencies to find wasteful spending. (Post)
Make no little plans: A ziggurat Lincoln Memorial, a curvacious Kennedy Center, and a giant pagoda in Chinatown are among the serious architectural fantasies featured in the National Building Museum's upcoming exhibit "Unbuilt Washington". (WBJ)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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