Breakfast links: A rising tide
Photo by afagen on Flickr.
The Alexandria City Council will revote on its waterfront plan
in hopes that clarifying the zoning will curtail any lawsuits. They also plan to pass the bill with a supermajority, which opponents think is necessary. (Post)
Trinidad on the rise:
Only 5 years ago, Trinidad was the site of shootings and police checkpoints. Now it sees rapidly rising home prices
even approaching a million dollar listing. But will some current residents be priced out of the neighborhood? (Urban Turf)
Auction heats up:
With one day left to go, there are now two bids for the West Heating Plant
in Georgetown with the higher bid coming in at $701,000. This comes after almost a month of no bids for the site. (Patch)
Drive people around for money:
A new service coming to DC called SideCar will allow anyone with a fairly recent sedan to pick up paying passengers
. Passengers would then pay the drivers by way of a donation. (City Paper)
Where the jams are:
By using anonymous cell data and mapping, one study found that specific areas around Boston were causing massive traffic
. The study used data that was easily available, and could be used in DC. (Ars Technica, Drake Perth)
Have a tip for the links? Submit it here
Did you enjoy this article? Greater Greater Washington is running a reader drive to raise funds so we can keep editing and publishing great articles every day. Please help us be sustainable by making a monthly, yearly, or one-time contribution today!
Want to contribute by mail or another way? Instructions are here
Contributions to Greater Greater Washington are not tax deductible.