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Capitol-area car chase ends in shooting: A Connecticut woman led officers on a cross-town car chase after ramming the White House gates, and was shot by police near the Capitol. All roads in the area reopened overnight. (Post)
Affordable condo ownership has downsides: Affordable housing is in high demand, but owning an income-restricted unit can be tricky. Among other issues: condo fees, cash calls, and restrictions on selling. (City Paper)
How productive is the DC region?: Greater Washington was America's 7th most-productive metro area last year. The top of the list is dominated by knowledge economy hubs on one hand and oil and gas hotspots on the other. (Atlantic Cities)
Georgetown hotel to go micro-residential?: The Latham Hotel, which closed five years ago due to water damage, may reopen as a micro-residential apartment building. How micro? DC code permits units as small as 220 square feet. (WBJ)
Former DC agency building demolition begins: The former headquarters of District's Child and Family Services Agency is being torn down. The property was purchased by a developer last year, and will be replaced with a 12-story office building. (SWTLQTC)
Arlington accepts streetcar?: Some residents attending a presentation on the planned Crystal City streetcar had concerns, but opposition was "relatively subdued". The planned six-stop streetcar line would run from Pentagon City to Four Mile Run. (ArlNow)
CaBi usage up in shutdown: Metro ridership is down during the shutdown, but Capital Bikeshare is breaking records for trips, scoring 2 top 20 ridership days over the first 2 days of the shutdown. (City Paper)
And...: Building permits in DC are up for the fifth straight year. (WBJ) ... DC's new taxicab livery spotted in the wild. (BeyondDC) ... Amtrak gets real-time GPS tracking. (RailwayAge) ... The 'House of Cards' motorcade is back on. (Washingtonian)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Metro maps out loop line between DC and Arlington
- It's fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations
- Alexandria board rejects King Street bike lanes
- Ask Congress to give DC self-rule on building heights
- DC sports spaces give short shrift to girls
- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"
- Arlington considers using fees to reduce parking