Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is tired of waiting on a federal judge with a conflict of interest to decide whether or not the Purple Line can move forward. Citing a loss of taxpayer dollars due to the delay, he asked the state's attorney general to file a legal request to compel the federal judge to make a ruling. (Katherine Shaver / Post)
In DC, independent retailers are struggling as costs and competition increase. On the U Street corridor, this trend stems, in part, from a rezoning and revitalization project in the 1980s originally intended to turn the corridor into an arts destination. Can a new DC initiative, Made in D.C., help keep these independent businesses in business? (Kaarin Vembar / City Paper)
Changes could finally be coming to improve the complicated Pennsylvania Ave and Potomac Ave SE intersection for pedestrians and transit users. After several years of changing plans and a lack of progress for the past three years, DDOT will present its latest plans to the public on June 1. (WashCycle)
Home sales in Anacostia are up 20 percent this year, almost entirely due to a 22 percent increase in median home prices. The number of homes sold was the same as in the same period last year, but buyers have been less likely to pay over the list price. (Nena Perry-Brown / Urban Turf)
Shaw's newest luxury building is the last piece of the mixed-use and mixed-income City Market at O development. While the apartment's price tag and amenities are out of reach for most, its ground floor retail could do a lot to bring more foot traffic and better connections between U Street and the convention center. (Andrew Giambrone / City Paper)
Near Ivy City, a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use proposal is one step closer to reality after a recent purchase by a developer. If realized, NewCityDC will boast a hotel, grocery store, movie theater, 422 apartments, 18 townhomes, and 550,000 square feet of retail. (Michael Neibauer / Business Journal)
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