Many people bought huge houses on big lots in Loudoun County with very long commutes. Now people want to live closer to work, and some who bought at the top of the market can’t even sell their homes. (Post)
McLean’s density dispute
Farifax County may increase the amount of density allowed near transit stations and in some other “community business centers.” McLean leaders oppose the change, saying it’s not the right place for urbanization. (Inside Nova)
DC’s new constitution?
DC leaders wrote a draft constitution for the proposed state of “New Columbia.” But not everyone agrees with the name, the size of the proposed legislature, or the timeline for public input. (WAMU)
A grandparent built a swing set in his Chevy Chase (MD) home, but that violates a property covenant to keep 25 feet near the street clear of things like play structures. The town’s board is standing firm. (Post)
How the shelters look
DC’s proposed homeless shelters have drawn controversy over the locations and the price tag, but are they good architecture? (City Paper)