Breakfast Links: Tall enough?
House talks height: Congress will be holding a hearing on DC's height limit this Thursday. DC planning head Harriet Tregoning and District CFO Natwar Gandhi are scheduled to testify. (Post)
Food trucks come to Takoma Junction: The city of Takoma Park is looking to food trucks as an interim solution to the lack of restaurants in Takoma Junction. The trucks are operating free of charge each Friday out of a city-owned parking lot. (Gazette)
McMillan plan green enough?: Plans to redevelop the McMillan sand filtration site on North Capitol Street are receiving criticism for insufficient green space. The proposed development for the 25 acre lot includes 34 percent open space. (Post)
Another development on 14th : A developer plans to build 25 residential units and a "fast casual" restaurant at 14th Street and W Street NW. The 14th Street corridor is now nearly built out. (Urbanturf)
Atlanta's mass transit at risk: $8 billion in spending for mass transit and roads in metro Atlanta is threatened by a referendum on funding set to take place this month. Only five of metro Atlanta's 13 counties currently have any mass transit. (Streetsblog)
Houston goes green: Long famous for sprawl and a lack of zoning, Houston is actually going green. A third of its energy comes from wind farms, and a majority of its resident prefer walkable neighborhoods to large houses. (Economist)
And...: If narrow storefronts are the most desirable, what's the best way to achieve this? (Seattle Transit Blog)... The University of Maryland has banned smoking across its campuses, except in certain unobtrusive locations. (DCist)... MARC's Brunswick line gets an adjusted schedule. (WAMU)... DC United could find a home in Pentagon City. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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