Weekend links: Development starting to roll
Photo by M.V. Jantzen on Flickr.
Vacant building and gas station no more:
The long-vacant building at the corner of 7th and H has a new owner
and plans for a mixed-use development (DCmud) ... The gas station by the Key Bridge in Georgetown will become new condos
after 2012. (WBJ)
Leesburg is form-based:
Leesburg has adopted a new form-based zoning code
that will encourage expanding the historic downtown with a similar development form that's more walkable than what current zoning allows by right. (Leesburg Today via BeyondDC
Car sharing gone from Wilson Building:
The DC government has a motor pool for employees to share vehicles rather than needing their own, but it was recently banished from the Wilson Building
. Signs of Mayor Gray's priorities? No, turns out it was the Council's request. Was that Kwame Brown's doing? (Loose Lips)
A better place to slug:
Downtown DC's slug line pick-up spot will move around the corner
to New York Avenue, while PRTC buses will use the old slugging area. (Slug-Lines)
Bill Nye, the high-speed rail guy:
Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," says the United States "should be embarrassed
" that it can't get its act together to build high-speed rail like virtually every other industrialized nation. (Andrew)
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