Breakfast links: Gray areas
Photo by Charles Allen.
Service changes raise Gray's ire:
Mayor Gray disagrees with service changes
to two bus routes WMATA made in response to incidents of rock throwing. One spokesman said that the four incidents did not constitute a pattern to justify the route changes. (DCist)
New depths for extra height:
A developer is seeking permission to build a 12- to 22-story complex of office and hotel buildings a block from the Pentagon City Metro and is offering to fund a pool and streetcar lines
in the area. (Examiner)
Make lobbyists disclose faster:
Paid lobbyists at the DC Council only have to report their clients twice a year
. That means the public doesn't know until long after issues are settled. Many states require this monthly or even more often. (Sunlight Foundation)
Why was Yes a no?:
Why couldn't a Yes! Organic Market succeed east of the river
? Reasons specific to the store and its location, people say, not a sign that it is a bad place for retail. (City Paper)
Plans for Shaw parcel:
A plot of land in Shaw at 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW will soon be a large mixed-use building
with retail and either a hotel, or residential units, depending on which plan is selected. (UrbanTurf)
Arlington considers homeless shelter:
Arlington is considering buying a building to house more county office space, but it would also have a year-round homeless shelter
, which has some area residents upset. (Patch)
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