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Silver Spring Transit Center in 2014?: The contractor behind the Silver Spring Transit Center says that it won't open until 2014. The project has been delayed due to disputes on the best method to make cost and time-efficient repairs. (WBJ)
Rockville wants more info on BRT: Rockville officials don't think they have enough information and want more from Montgomery County on traffic impacts of the proposed BRT routes that would run through the city. (Gazette)
Movies at Navy Yard?: ANC 6D voted in support of a mixed use project in the Navy Yard area, which would include 600 housing units and a high-end movie theater. The developer will take that support to a Zoning Commission hearing. (Urban Turf)
Accessory apartments more accessible: A new law will make it easier for homeowners to have accessory dwelling units attached to their property in Montgomery County. The county believes this will expand the affordable housing stock. (Gazette)
Hoya Saxa in Clarendon?: Georgetown might end up housing students as far away as Clarendon in an effort to meet the school's commitment to provide housing to more students by 2015. (The Hoya)
Baltimore's approach to vacant property: Baltimore has streamlined the process of acquiring vacant property. In some neighborhoods, the vacancy rate has dropped from 36% in 2008 to 16% today, as a result of the new policies. (Next American City)
And...: Eisenhower Memorial sees yet another setback. (WAMU) ... Which Boston subway map do you like best? (Atlantic Cities) ... 70% of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors recused themselves over a routine zoning vote that involved Inova Health Systems. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Alexandria board rejects King Street bike lanes
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- Arlington considers using fees to reduce parking
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- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"