Breakfast links: 2 Mount Vernons, many visions
Photo from Trammell Crow/CSG.
Spa in NW, poor in Anacostia?:
A vacant lot will become a gateway
to Mount Vernon Triangle. Options include a residential building, mixed-use complex, and office building. But one proposal, by Don Peebles, would include a doggie day spa but place required affordable housing in Anacostia
, instead. (City Paper, CHOTR)
Mount Vernon v. urban blight:
Residents of Mount Vernon in Fairfax County want to revitalize Route 1 with "high-end, family-oriented businesses
." Instead, title loan companies, which current zoning allows, fill the corridor. (Post)
Expanding transit beyond Metrorail:
25 corridors could support high-capacity surface transit
as part of WMATA's proposed 2040 transit network. High-capacity transit could mean bus rapid transit, light rail, and/or streetcar. (PlanItMetro)
Nonprofit tax exemptions fading:
As local governments try to make up for lost revenue, many are eyeing nonprofits for extra cash
. Nonprofits often fill gaps in government services, but should they remain tax-exempt? (Post)
MGM casino coming 2016:
MGM was selected to build a casino overlooking National Harbor
in Prince George's County. The development will include a hotel, theater, meeting space, high-end retail, and at least 4 restaurants. (WBJ)
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