Breakfast links: Politics and public input
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DC's inclusionary zoning law was passed to entice developers to build more affordable housing stock. With resale restrictions, owners of these units can't reap the benefits of homeownership, making it difficult for developers to sell them. Manna's Shiv Newaldass proposes a fix
allowing the city to recoup subsidies and homeowners to benefit from rising property values. (Washington Post, Jaime Fearer)
Rate the road diet:
Have you driven or biked along Lawyers Road since it went on a diet? Virginia DOT is seeking feedback on the Lawyers Road project
they undertook last summer. The road was reduced from 2 lanes in each direction to one lane each way, continuous center turn lane and five-foot bike lanes on either side. Let them know what you think. (All Fairfax, Joey)
The next TOD hotspot:
Hot on the heels of the Rhode Island Ave Metro joint development groundbreaking, PERS Development announced it will remodel the abandoned apartment building
at the corner of 4th & Rhode Island. PERS stepped in just as
Prince of Petworth
DCRA, at the urging of Eckington Resident Steve Conn, was getting the building classified as "blighted." (DCmud)
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