Afternoon links: What's developing
Image from JBG.
Development clusters good for neighborhoods:
DC's developers tend to focus in certain areas, buying a lot of property in one place. That's a good thing
, argues Lydia DePillis, partly because they build a reputation with neighbors and make project approvals go more smoothly. (Housing Complex)
Wheaton Costco a hot topic:
Wheaton residents had tough questions for Ike Leggett
about the proposed $6 million subsidy for a Costco at the Westfield mall. One resident outlined objections
, primarily that the plan isn't consistent with a "livable, transit-oriented Wheaton." (Patch, Danila Sheveiko)
How about an Anacostia contest?:
Minneapolis is having a contest to design a sustainable, active waterfront. Should DC do the same for the Anacostia?
(One obstacle the many military bases making large areas inaccessible.) (Housing Complex)
Houston continues to get worse:
Houston will spend 100% of its road money on car infrastructure
, saying bike and pedestrian accommodations serve "special interests." The vote followed heavy lobbying by real estate special interests. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
EU wants emissions-free city streets:
The EU wants to set a goal to reduce gas-fueled cars
in cities to 0 by 2050. News outlets report it as a "ban on cars"
while the British Drivers Association says the EU Transport Commissioner should check into an asylum
. (European Voice, The Week, Telegraph)
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