Breakfast links: Busing it
Seven Corners gets transit center: The bus transit center at Seven Corners opens today, replacing several temporary stops in the area. It's the town's only major transit hub, but is located in a shopping center. (FC News-Press)
Redevelopment rumblings for Glenmont: Montgomery planners want to give Glenmont a town center, with high-density commercial and residential development clustered around the Red Line terminus. (Examiner)
Counting the homeless: Activists are taking a census of DC's homeless citizens to measure the scope of the problem and how much more needs to be done. Last year's count was 6,546, and new numbers are another few months away. (WAMU)
Residents stuck in limbo: A black hole in the ground awaits new construction to replace apartments lost in a 2008 fire. The city promised funds and is supporting the residents, but support will soon expire and the funds have not yet materialized. (Post)
Gas taxes are the best: Gas taxes are the best way to fund transportation projects in the short term, but other usage fees will need to replace that funding stream, according to a new MWCOG study. (WTOP)
When sprawl isn't sprawl: Development of 23,000 homes outside of any city and with no infrastructure is not legally sprawl in Florida, ruled a judge. Under Gov. Rick Scott, most controls on sprawl have been weakened to meaninglessness. (Orlando Sentinel)
Thriving without parking: Chinatown was abuzz with shoppers in San Francisco during a week without any on-street parking. The neighborhood is the most car-free in the city, leading some to call for a permanent ban. (Streetsblog)
To save or not to save?: Historic preservation seeks to save iconic buildings for future generations, but many mid-century buildings are often architecturally significant while widely reviled. Is historic preservation to preserve beauty or history? (Washingtonian)
Rents may fall: A huge supply boost could make DC's apartment rents actually fall. Realtors predict 23,000 new apartments in the region by 2014. (Urban Turf)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Proponents of term limits in Montgomery hope they'd mean more Republicans and less development. Both are unlikely.
- We're building apartments to be far smaller than we used to
- Why is there no Metro line on Columbia Pike?
- We know where most of DC's population lives. Does Metro run through those places?
- Prince George's County leaders join the chorus to keep late-night rail service
- A record number of people petitioned for a dog park at the Takoma Rec Center, but it's still not happening
- The shutdown is coming! The shutdown is coming! (On the Red Line)