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Suicide on Metro not involving train:
A man committed suicide
by jumping onto the Red Line tracks at Grosvenor, and died without being hit by a train. This created major headaches for Red Line commuters in the evening. (Kytja Weir/Examiner)
Did you know WMATA owns a single-family house
in Vienna, which it rents out? Neither did most people until staff recommended selling it off last week as part of a broader effort to get rid of unneeded property. However, the zoning needs to change
to allow single-family residential on the site. (Kytja Weir/Examiner)
Gas station proposal out of gas:
The Montgomery County Council has shown no apparent desire
to modify zoning so that a planned Wheaton Costco can get a gas station without the usual review process
. Costco isn't willing to "wait around" for the year-long review, so they will probably build without it or find another location for the station. (Kensington Heights Citizens Association, Cavan)
Church parkers speak loudly:
A spokesperson for Mayor Fenty, as well as Kwame Brown and Vincent Orange (both candidates for DC Council Chair) promise to help churchgoers
who park illegally on Sundays and get tickets. (Ann Marimow/DC Wire)
Shoup on DC parking pilots:
Ashley Halsey is back in form with an analysis
of DC's new parking pilots
that quotes Donald Shoup and explains a fair amount of complex parking issues. (Post)
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