Residents are saying “no” to a proposed expansion to the Landover Hills Walmart. They say that the economic development Walmart promised when they moved in hasn’t been delivered. (Post)
Preserve Emerald Street?
Residents of a short, one-way street in Capitol Hill will push for it to become a historic district. The street, originally built to pack more homes into a smaller area, is now a battleground for developers who want to build condos and residents who want it to stay the same. (WAMU)
Turf wars in Alexandria
An architect who helped write Alexandria’s zoning laws is fighting with his neighbors about a garage he’s building, legally, two feet from their house. (Post)
The Federal Communications Commission is questioning Metro’s plan to turn off free WiFi at six stations at the end of a 45-day pilot. They say Metro should be able to evaluate data without shutting the service down. (Post)
Beach Drive takes a vacation
Starting next Monday, 20,000 drivers will have to find a new route as Beach Drive will be closed between Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW and Tilden St NW for six to eight months. The closure is part of a three-year road and trail improvement plan. (Post)
Here’s how REI’s historic space is shaping up in NoMa. (Washingtonian) … Home sales in Bloomingdale are up 50% from last year. (UrbanTurf) … You’re 90% less likely to get into a crash if you choose public transportation over driving a car. (APTA)
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