Rents in the DC area for high-end new apartment buildings are now dropping in certain areas like NoMa and Upper Northwest as increasing supply catches up with demand. (UrbanTurf) Twitter
Up in the sky, it’s a Purple Line station!
As to not interfere with MARC tracks below, the MTA wants to build one proposed Purple Line stop 80 feet in the air and encase it in a tube to shield riders waiting for the next train from wind. (Examiner) Twitter
The future of car sharing
While Zipcar’s acquisition by Avis could let Zipcar get back to its innovating roots, do new, small scale peer-to peer services represent a threat to the traditional, larger car sharing companies? (Next City) Twitter
Where to grow
Regional planners have identified 139 “activity centers” mainly around Metro stations where job and housing growth should be concentrated. (WAMU) Twitter