Breakfast links: Home expensive home
Cheap housing hard to find: New apartment buildings are springing up all over DC, but it can still be difficult to find a cheap apartment. There are a number of reasons why, including policies that make it complicated to use subsidies for low-income renters. (Post)
DC kids not cheap: It costs over $340,000 to raise a child in DC from birth to age 18. That makes it the eighth-most expensive place to raise kids in the US. (WAMU)
Brookland Metro developer chosen: Metro has chosen a developer for the Brookland-CUA station. The winning proposal included the highest number of residential units out of all the bids. (WBJ)
Loudoun locks development: In fast-growing Loudoun County, one couple ran into a roadblock on their plans to sell their property to a developer. The county says that it needs more commercial rather than residential development. (WBJ)
Delivery for the few: Uber is offering a new curbside delivery service in DC, but only to predominately white neighborhoods. Is this a new form of redlining? (Think Progress, Thad)
Metro ready for FBI: Whether the new FBI facility locates in Springfield, Landover, or Greenbelt, Metro says it's ready to handle the new passenger demand. Locating in Greenbelt would generate the highest number of new riders. (PlanItMetro)
Corcoran independent no more: A DC judge has cleared the way for the Corcoran Gallery to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. A group of Corcoran students, staff, and others had fought to stop the merger. (Post)
Restaurant gardens bear fruit: DC area chefs are saving money by cultivating rooftop gardens. The initial investment cost can be high, but restaurants see the benefits of freshness and access to rare ingredients. (WBJ)
And...: France's BlaBlaCar is making carpooling easy while not annoying taxi companies. (Bloomberg) ... To solve problems in Ferguson, should St. Louis City and St. Louis County consolidate? (CityLab) ... Famous works of art are appearing around the DC area. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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