Breakfast links: A bundle
Raid goes to the top: Jeffrey Thompson, the target of last week's raids connected to DC Council ethics investigations, bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars for local politicians, including $100,000 to Vincent Orange. (Washington Times)
Move out or get a roommate?: DC's MLK Library cannot afford to remain the sole tenant of its building, which needs $200 million in renovations. One proposal would share the space by adding two floors, a second lobby and a second courtyard. (Post)
DC's most dangerous crossings: Despite strides in pedestrian safety, DC still has a number of deadly crossings, most clustered around freeways or 14th Street—
high traffic areas for cars and pedestrians. (TBD)
Herndon approves density plan: Herndon's approved a plan last week for new mixed-use development on 38 acres near its Silver Line Metro station, paving the way for taller buildings and bike/ped improvements. (Fairfax Times)
DC neglects crumbling facade: While other areas see new development making use of old buildings, a facade in Southeast has been a blight for at least seven years while the city has done little to fix it up. (CHotR)
Where are the natives?: What part of DC has the most "native Washingtonians"? Barry Farm, at 83.9%. Also, at least one Ward 8 resident thinks Marion Barry is a native Washingtonian. (R.U. Seriousing Me?)
Residents revolt against liquor moratorium: After Glover Park's ANC voted to extend the neighborhood's liquor license moratorium, some other neighbors organized a campaign to dump it, arguing the moratorium keeps retail space vacant. (City Paper)
And...: Kwame Brown released his school reform package, though DCPS and the Mayor aren't sold on the plan. (Post) ... Mayor Gray will lobby for statehood at the Republican and Democratic conventions, emulating Mayor Williams' practice. (Post) ... A video shows Las Vegas' sprawl growing over 40 years.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- 9 things people always say at zoning hearings, illustrated by cats
- The Northeast Corridor carries more rail passengers than anywhere else in the country. What could it look like in 2040?
- The National Zoo has clarified its safety concerns. Turns out you're the problem.
- Montgomery will go ahead with BRT, but at what cost?
- What if Montgomery County gave BRT a temporary test run?
- WMATA's new general manager is listening before he even takes the reins
- Zig zag road stripes can get drivers to pay more attention