Prince George’s County wants a new science and tech business district in College Park, Greenbelt, and Beltsville. The district would have tax incentives and streamlined permits and approvals to attract businesses. (Post)
Bikes to get Royal treatment?
Now that King Street bike lane fight is past, Alexandria officials are considering making a bicycle boulevard on Royal Street, with mini-circles, speed bumps, and more to lure cyclists away from a crowded Union Street. (WAMU)
Walter Reed grocery store bids
Whole Foods steps up its push to become the anchor grocery store at the redeveloped Walter Reed site. Safeway and Wegmans have also expressed interest. (WBJ)
Is Baltimore the next foodie paradise?
As the DC restaurant scene becomes saturated, restaurateurs like celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio look to Baltimore as a city ready for growth. (Baltimore Business Journal)
Can transit fix food deserts?
Atlanta, the country’s 9th-biggest metro area, is also its 3rd worst food desert. Half of grocery stores in one survey carried no produce. Can addressing transit and income inequality help alleviate the issue? (Guardian)
Better for the planet?
Researchers say urbanization is better for the environment in developed countries. Doubling a city’s population means 115% more CO2 emissions in developing countries but only 80% more in rich countries. (MIT Technology Review)