Muriel Bowser promised to pass a soccer stadium deal this year, but using city funds instead of swapping the Reeves Center. Bowser also said she wants to bring the Olympics to DC. (City Paper)
Empty penthouse promise?
The amended Height Act gives DC authority to change its regulations to allow taller, habitable penthouses, but the Zoning Commission might not take action any time soon. Developers, the solar industry, and residents all wanted to changes to new penthouse rules proposed by the Office of Planning. (WBJ)
MNCPPC on the move
Montgomery County’s planning department and other agencies will move to Wheaton. Developers will build a new headquarters and acquire the current planning building in Silver Spring. (Gazette)
A flood of flood protection need
It could cost over $430 million to protect homes threatened by coastal flooding in Virginia. It would also take hundreds of years to reach all the homeowners who have asked for help at current funding levels. (Post)
When to go for turkey
What are the best and worst times to drive for the Thanksgiving holiday? Traffic data shows that Tuesday evening has the most traffic. (City Paper)
Inclusionary zoning lags
New regulations aim to fix problems with DC’s Inclusionary Zoning policy. It’s created few units so far, partly because of the reccession, bureaucratic snafus, and developers using loopholes to get out of the requirement. (City Paper)
“Civil asset forfeiture,” a widely-criticized practice that lets police seize property from people not convicted of a crime, will get strong new limits under a bill the DC Council passed yesterday. But it won’t happen until 2018 because the police have made plans to use the money they raise until then. (Post)
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