Weekend links: Wintry mixed uses
Photo by M.V. Jantzen on Flickr.
Stop discriminating against mixed-use:
Lending rules from HUD, FHA and Fannie and Freddie impede mixed-use development
by limiting rented residential or commercial space in buildings. Fixing that rule would help economic recovery. (Forbes)
Union Square still recordable:
Union Square will remain open for filming and photos
, despite a change of control from the National Park Service to the Architect of the Capitol. (City Paper)
DC won't limit your photography:
DCRA wants to narrow photography regulations
to only regulate those taking pictures on the street to sell immediately to people, not journalists or artistic photographers. Also, for some reason, the regulated street photographers are forbidden from taking blurry photos. (Post)
Virginia may sell naming rights to its infrastructure
for highway maintenance money, under a proposal by Governor McDonnell. Virginia would join Chicago and Philadelphia by allowing such sales. (WBJ)
Reforming food truck rules:
Food trucks will be allowed to idle without customers as long as they obey parking laws, freeing them from fines under the current rule. Mayor Gray wants to implement this and other changes
to DC's food truck rules. (Examiner)
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