Breakfast links: Remaining snow, coming storms
Image from City Desk.
BLT or fries at White Flint?:
The proposed CR zone for White Flint requires fewer "BLTs"
, payments to preserve part of the Agricultural Reserve, than other development areas. Instead, it it lets developers buy extra density in various ways
, including BLTs but also other amenities. That's pitting some environmental groups against some Smart Growthers in a rare disagreement. (Post, Friends of White Flint)
Outer Beltway bill rises from the dead:
The Virginia legislature defeated multiple Bob Chase bills
designed to force construction of a sprawl-inducing Outer Beltway, but Governor McDonnell has revived one of them
. It would let VDOT give a private builder all of the projected future tax revenue from development resulting from a road, even though much of that revenue has to fund schools and other infrastructure serving the new residents. (CSG)
Designs for Four Mile Run expansion:
"Architects Anonymous" created designs for vacant lots
that Alexandria purchased to add to Four Mile Run Park. (The Arlandrian)
That dirt that covers the remaining snow piles along streets? You breathe it
on a regular basis. Thanks trucks! (BeyondDC)
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