Lord and Taylor doesn’t want White Flint Mall redeveloped, and is suing to delay the changes until 2055. The store claims a 1975 agreement requires the owner to get its permission before making changes. (WBJ, F. Sheehan) (Tip: F. Sheehan)
Graham still reprimanded
Jim Graham tried to overturn a critical ruling from the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability about the time Graham intervened in a lottery contract dispute, but a judge upheld the board’s action. (Post)
Orange hurts DC autonomy?
Vincent Orange may have undercut DC efforts toward voting rights or statehood by introducing an anti-speed camera bill right after a freshman member of Congress did. Josh Burch argues that the action “empowered” Bentivolio and “got the attention of other grandstanders in Congress.” (NUDCS)
People love balconies
You often can’t do much on a tiny balcony — a grill may be illegal, and there might not be room for a café table — but it’s still an apartment amenity in very high demand. (Post)
Craft beer saving cities?
In many depressed urban neighborhoods across the country, such as in Cleveland, small beermakers took over vacant buildings, built businesses, and sparked a revival that brought restaurants, new residents, and more. (NYT)
Florida wants less ped safety
A Florida amendment would excuse drivers who don’t stop before making a right turn on red, as long as they stop somewhere else, like in the middle of the crosswalk. This comes because drivers were upset they were getting red light camera tickets for not stopping before turning right on red. (Commute Orlando)