Ward 8 should get its first bike lanes soon. The 3 lanes totaling about 1.5 miles will eventually connect to a planned off-road South Capitol Street bike trail. Or maybe they aren’t the first after all? (City Paper, Twitter)
Wait, there’s an election?
You probably don’t know there’s an election Tuesday for the Ward 8 State Board of Education seat. The DC Council could have moved it to November and saved about $300,000, but didn’t. (City Paper)
New restaurants in Adams Morgan can now apply for a liquor license, though many other aspects of the 14-year moratorium remain in place. The move comes with the support of the local ANC. (DCist)
FBI to… AFRH?
Springfield and Poplar Point are probably out for the FBI headquarters, since GSA now wants even bigger security setbacks than before. The federal government also is apparently considering the Armed Forces Retirement Home on North Capitol Street and the Walter Reed campus. (Post)
Facelift for Upper Marlboro?
Upper Marlboro’s business district could get a sprucing up if it wins a grant to improve storefront facades. Business owners would have to partially match any funds that would improve their stores. (Gazette)
Where are the stores?
Manassas Park hopes a recently-built mixed-use building near the VRE station will revitalize downtown, but that will only work if retail stores actually open up there. (Potomac Local)
Filmed in DC?
Can DC’s new movie and TV office head woo more films and shows to shoot in the District? Do overlapping federal and local rules make it too daunting? And is it worth it to get into an incentives arms race with other states? (City Paper)