Breakfast links: Unwanted developments
Wage bill threatens more developments: DC's living wage bill could dissuade other large retailers from locating at Walter Reed and Fort Lincoln, besides imperiling 3 Walmarts, says Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins. Observers think Mayor Gray will probably veto the bill. (Post, City Paper)
Mixed-use Safeway causes mixed feelings: Plans to convert the Palisades Safeway into a mixed-used development with 100 condos stirs familiar concerns about traffic and "neighborhood character." (ABC7)
Farm-to-table, literally: A Woodley Park restaurant will turn some tables into farmstands. Meanwhile, Arlington and Montgomery residents hope to bring chickens closer to the city. (Post)
Enough money for Purple & Red?: Maryland's new Transportation Secretary, James T. Smith, will actually have money to spend thanks to the new gas tax. But will there be enough to go around to fund both the Purple Line and Baltimore's Red Line? (Post)
ConNeb? Comet Corner?: Politics and Prose thinks the area around Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues, NW needs a (new?) name. SoChe? NeConn? Confess? Literary Alley? Tobago? (City Paper)
Can merger save Detroit?: To save Detroit from shrinking population and budgets, it might need to merge with surrounding suburban counties, as Toronto and Miami have done. That might be politically possible now that the state has taken over. (Salon)
Same story, different places: Boston-area cities try to reduce parking minimums, while Los Angeles developers try to build mixed-use. As in DC, protests follow. (Globe, LAT)
And...: The Arlington Board will take its final vote on the Columbia Pike streetcar. (WTOP) ... Maryland wants to expand international gates at BWI. (Baltimore Sun) ... Construction for more HOT lanes in Virginia will cause full-closings and detours along I-95. (Post)Please welcome new link contributor Matt! Have a tip for the links? Submit it here to help Matt and the others make the best links they can!
- Metro maps out loop line between DC and Arlington
- It's fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations
- Ask Congress to give DC self-rule on building heights
- Alexandria board rejects King Street bike lanes
- DC sports spaces give short shrift to girls
- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"
- Downtown & Georgia Avenue Walmarts open for business