Breakfast links: Where the headquarters go
Police HQ swap for DCU stadium?: A potential DC United stadium deal could have DC give Akridge its aging police HQ on Indiana Avenue, in exchange for Akridge's Buzzard Point land and Akridge building a new police HQ on city land. (WBJ)
Post wants "cheap" HQ, handouts: Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth wants to find a "cheap" place for their new headquarters, near the Capitol and courthouses. It could be DC or Virginia, and she hopes governments woo the paper with money. (City Paper)
The housing action is in cities: Single-family house prices will not rise much over 10 years, predicts housing index cofounder Robert Shiller. Most growth is in multifamily housing, since more people want to rent and live in walkable places. (Yahoo)
Single unemployed people don't buy homes: Other possible reasons fewer people are buying houses: young Americans are getting married later and are more likely to be unemployed. (UrbanTurf)
McAuliffe backs ethics panel: Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, has called for an independent state ethics panel. The FBI is looking at gifts given to Governor Bob McDonnell. Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee, received gifts from the same donor and opposes an ethics panel or a gift ban. (Post)
Metro morsels: The Verizon Center will pay to keep Metro open late for the NHL playoffs. (Post) ... Please don't open Metro emergency doors; one rider did and it stretched a short delay into a very long one. (WAMU) ... The Red Line was severely delayed this morning due to a cracked rail near Rhode Island Ave. (Post)
Bike bits: The long-awaited M Street NW cycle tracks are coming this August. (WTOP) ... CaBi is coming to Montgomery County by late summer. (Post) ... Watch DC install a CaBi station at Wisconsin and O in Georgetown. (Patch)
Development dollops: 9 developers submitted proposals for Walter Reed, and DC narrowed the list to 5, while Hill East received only 1 proposal. (City Paper) ... The Wonder Bread factory in Shaw is almost done with renovations. (Elevation DC)
Forethought for Foxx: Former transportation secretaries give Anthony Foxx some advice, like listening to good people in the bureaucracy. ... Is there any way President Obama can make a difference on transportation? (Streetsblog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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