Violent crime fell in several neighborhoods targeted for increased patrols. Even still, the county is set to outpace last year’s homicide count and is nearing DC’s count for the year. (Washington Times) Twitter
Too many apartments in DC?
Some developers are nervous that the city might face an oversupply of housing. (City Paper) ... Considering that DC rent increases continue to outpace the region and nation, perhaps developers shouldn’t worry so much. Twitter
Several state lawmakers are asking DoD why it reduced the number of Metro shuttle routes to Mark Center from 5 to 4. Lawmakers also worry that the 3,800 parking spaces will induce more traffic to I-395. (Lorton Patch) Twitter
Arlington & DC safe as houses
Arlington and DC home prices have hit 95% and 90% of their pre-recession peaks respectively. Prince William and Prince George’s Counties bottom out the list at 65% and 47% respectively. (Examiner) Twitter