Residents rallied to try to preserve affordable housing at the Museum Square apartments at 4th and K NW as the building’s Section 8 contract expires. A DC law would let them buy the building, but the owner will only sell for $800,000 per unit. (WAMU)
Red card Buzzard Point
DC will use eminent domain to take two acres of land at Buzzard Point for the new soccer stadium. Though DC and owner dispute the value, this is a far cry from the 2005 conflict with 30 land owners over the ballpark. (WBJ)
DC retail establishments are hiring more employees than ever, but their pay is staying stagnant. DC retail workers earn an average of $26,881 per year, down from $28,913 in 2007 and $27,274 in 2002. (District, Measured)
Uber to the rescue
Uber subtly called out Metro, reminding customers that their service isn’t affected by slower headways. The sly marketing ploy has people wondering if Pool, Uber’s split fare ridesharing system, is coming our way. (Post)
Two wheels or two feet?
In DC it’s illegal to walk or run in a bike lane, yet it happens all the time. Cyclists claim it’s too dangerous, but joggers say it’s the best place to run. How can both parties find a way to coexist safely? (Post)