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The owners of White Flint Mall want to replace the mall with a town. The project would include 5 million square feet of offices, apartments, and shops and will take 25 years to complete. (Gazette, Mike) Twitter
Mayor Gray held off for 6 months on planned nominees to the Historic Preservation Review Board following pushback from businesses… but has gone ahead and nominated that same slate. (City Paper) Twitter
Food stamps down in DC, up in MD, VA
The number of food stamp recipients fell 10.5% in DC while jumping 10.2% and 21.2% in Virginia and Maryland respectively. The shift may signal the displacement of poverty from DC to the suburbs. (Examiner) Twitter
WMATA questions 14-hour workdays
WMATA wants to reduce worker fatigue by limiting shifts to a maximum of 14 hours. Several board members think even that is too long for a single shift. (Examiner) Twitter