While one Virginia Senate Democrat and civil rights leader was at the inauguration, the Republicans rushed through a redistricting plan that will likely help them win one more seat this fall. (Examiner)
Georgetown waterfront isn’t NPS?
The owner of Jack’s Boathouse thinks the National Park Service might not even own the land the boathouse sits on. If his legal interpretation holds, then DC would also get back control of the Georgetown Waterfront Park, which it transferred to the federal government in 1985. (City Paper)
Will Arlington shrink?
Arlington disputes a state contractor’s forecast that the county will lose population by 2040. The contractor may be basing its algorithm on the 1970s, before Metro and the county’s high-density areas. (Post)
The US Green Building Council bestowed its highest rating of LEED Platinum on a large house in the desert far from transit. That means any environmental gains in construction will be negated by its location and size. (Atlantic Cities)