Breakfast links: Redevelopment a hard sell
New hotel proposed for Alexandria Waterfront: A local developer wants to take advantage of new zoning on the waterfront in Alexandria to demolish an existing warehouse and construct a large hotel. (WAMU)
Controversial election for MLK Library: Robin Deiner packed a room with her supporters and won a vote for president of MLK Library Friends. Deiner, president of Ralph Nader's DC Library Renaissance Project, opposes a mixed-use redevelopment of the library. (City Paper)
Arlington planners study parking lot size: A study of Arlington residents living near Metro found unsurprising results: roughly 20% of garage parking spaces are sitting empty. (WAMU)
Rockville farms for farm ideas: Rockville officials want to study potential uses for the historic King Farm Farmstead. The land was given to the city in the late 1990s, and three nonprofits have put forth proposals for new uses. (Gazette)
Vote on Purple Line delayed: Maryland officials delayed a key vote on the Purple Line to approve a plan to form a public-private partnership to design, build, and operate the anticipated project. (Post)
Thousands apply at Marriott and Walmart: More than two thousand people have applied for jobs at the Marriott Marquis downtown through a jobs-training program run by Goodwill of Greater Washington. Similarly, Wal-Mart's new DC stores have drawn thousands of applicants. (Post, City Paper)
Cafe shutters in Anacostia: One of few sit-down coffee shops in Anacostia, Big Chair Cafe, is closing its doors. The cafe and restaurant opened in 2010, and neighbors hope it may re-open eventually. (Post)
Ice Skating in Shaw: The Lake Shaw ice rink is set to open on the site of Old City Farm and Guild this December. Local community organizer Lee Granados is behind the effort. (City Paper)
And...: People like the Circulator, and over half of its users have vehicles of their own. (Post) ... Alexandria gets Silver and Reston gets Bronze in a survey of bicycle-friendly cities. (TheWashCycle) ... The shutdown might cancel the Marine Corps Marathon as well. (ArlNow)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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