Breakfast links: It will grow
Columbia Pike will change: Arlington's Columbia Pike plan shows renderings of how the pike could look different, including new retail, green space, and 10,000 new units of housing. (ARLnow)
What's up in northern Maryland: New building permits are rising in Frederick County, though most are for very sprawly projects. Meanwhile, Carroll County may also soon have its first mixed use development. (News-Post, Sun)
Streetcar will move ahead?: Marion Barry now won't oppose the streetcar contract after getting some promises, but still stokes divisions by saying the line will "service newcomers." Meanwhile, Kenyan McDuffie has been hearing from some residents opposing the maintenance facility near Spingarn High School. (DCist)
Gray for campaign finance reform: Mayor Vince Gray and AG Irv Nathan now want to reform campaign finance, including limits on contractors' donations and bundling by lobbyists, and disclosure for LLCs that contribute to campaigns. (City Paper)
Lots waiting for charters: DC's charter schools collectively have more than 17,000 names on their waiting lists, especially at a few of the most successful charters. Some others, meanwhile, still have unfilled spaces. (Examiner)
Watch David talk Metro: NewsTalk has posted the video of David and guest host Jennifer Donelan talking Friday about Metro's safety, 3 years after the crash.
Will Boxer cave?: Bicycle groups are worried Barbara Boxer will give in to House negotiators on Safe Routes to School and letting cities spend federal money for bike-
ped projects. The groups have taken out ads in SF. (The Hill, Streetsblog)
Waters rising in Delmarva: Global climate change is not affecting all regions equally. The Delmarva region is in a 600-mile long "hot spot" where sea levels are rising 3-4 times the global average. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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