Breakfast links: Gambling on the water
Las Vegas casino for National Harbor?: Rushern Baker wants a "Las Vegas-style" casino at National Harbor, though the County Council is conflicted. Legislation to permit a casino in western Prince George's is in the state legislature. (Post)
Bike and funeral parking lane: A church on 15th Street encouraged visitors to park in the cycle track for a recent funeral, giving cyclists no safe way to ride south. (TBD) ... M.V.Jantzen caught a Taxi Commission enforcement officer parking in the lane, too. (WashCycle)
Why such acrimony over campuses?: DC universities and surrounding neighborhoods always seem to be fighting. Is this the inevitable consequence of a campus with wealthy neighbors, or is there something about DC? (City Paper)
Overestimated enrollment yields windfall: DCPS overestimated its student population by 2,056 for this school year, meaning the district received $18.4 million to cover the costs of students who never enrolled. (Post)
Wheaton vs. Bethesda south entrance: Wheaton redevelopment is in direct competition for funding with the Bethesda station south entrance. Both projects are priorities in the county's Capital Improvement Plan. (Patch)
TOD? Really?: That M Square "TOD" project in College Park? It might be near transit, but it's not so transit-oriented, basically towers surrounded by parking. (RTCP)
Haitian New Urbanism: Planners want to use Port-au-Prince as a proving ground for New Urbanism in a developing country, rebuilding a thriving downtown and writing the city's first zoning code. (Atlantic Cities)
Yet another streetcar study: Oakland, California, wants a streetcar and will produce its third study in 10 years on the idea. The city hopes a streetcar will prove to be an economic engine first and transportation system second. (East Bay Express)
And...: The German Marshall Fund is looking for a Deputy Director of Urban and Regional Policy. ... Metro's real estate head steps down. (Post) ... Mayor Gray's team hopes to tweet a little more. (City Paper) ... A flash mob supports the Purple Line. (CBS)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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