Breakfast links: Making plans
A new library: The DC Public Library revealed plans for new library in Woodridge. The three-story building with numerous balconies will be the latest new DC library building. (DCmud)
A Ward 7 Walmart: The DC Housing Authority has submitted plans for the Ward 7 Walmart, which look pretty much the same as the "school-like" design from 2010. It will have 665 parking spaces, half surface and half in a garage. (Post)
More CaBi for Arlington: Arlington proposes locations for its next set of CaBi stations, which generally fill in the space between Rosslyn-Ballston and Pentagon-Crystal City. What do you think? WashCycle wishes the airport had one.
WMATA hires in planning and development: WMATA has hired Shyam Kannan from RCLCO to run its planning division, replacing Nat Bottigheimer, and Stanley Wall to handle its real estate and development projects. (Post) ... We reported on presentations Kannan made about TOD at two forums this spring.
Maryland sees crime rate fall: Maryland's crime rate has fallen to the lowest rate since 1975. Murders fell by 6% last year, and other types of crime are also down. (WAMU)
Don't "like" new Facebook HQ: Despite a trend in tech companies toward urban offices, Facebook's new headquarters in Menlo Park is a single-use, isolated, and surrounded by a sea of parking. Oh, and Frank Gehry designed it. (TNR)
Dresden rolls out longest bus: Beginning in October, Dresden will operate the longest bus in the world, a 98-foot long double-articulated bus which holds 256 passengers. The manufacturers have also received inquiries from other cities. (Tecca)
And...: Why you shouldn't let dogs pee on trees. (Atlantic Cities) ... Google adds turn-by-turn bike directions to Android phones. ... Democrats and Republicans disagree over repairing the Capitol dome. (DCist) ... We'll miss JDLand.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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