The train car that housed the recently-closed Capital City Diner has moved to the former DC Farmer’s Market. One of the developers of the Florida Avenue Market purchased it and plans to incorporate it into the project. (Post) (Tip: David Alpert)Twitter
Who are the new residents?
Residents that moved to DC recently tended to be young, well-off, and childless. The District’s challenge will be to keep these residents as they start families and remain affordable to the less affluent. (Post) Twitter
Farm the roof
Taking green roofs to a new level, one developer wants to put farms on the roofs of the planned Capital Crossing I-395 air rights development. He hopes the small farms will be an attraction for certain restaurants. (Post) Twitter
Maryland’s 3-foot passing law is a mess of confusing exceptions. In fact, the only ones who would likely understand all the exceptions are experienced cyclists who happen to be driving. (WashCycle) Twitter
Across the country, more people rent in houses than in high rises, a trend which will likely continue as foreclosed homes are offered for rent. Locally however, thousands of new units in large buildings will come online in the next few years. (Urban Turf) Twitter