DC Zoning Map – CC image from Payton Chung
Every so often (just as we’re seeing right now), someone will suggest changing DC’s height limit and a flurry of articles/blog posts/tweets/etc will go up, arguing for or against. This past week has been no exception.
Zoning and process: At the Atlantic, Josh Barro argues that the height
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Some items of note today:
Matt Johnson (GGW, Track Twenty-Nine) takes a closer look at Metro’s new 7000 series railcars. The ‘America’s Metro’ logo seems to have disappeared, and there are opportunities for a longitudinal seating arrangement.
Ed Glaeser looks at the role of historic preservation in limiting development in New York, and looks at the degree
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Over the last few days, the Washington Post featured a number of streetcar pieces. First, Lisa Rein laid out the basis for the debate on overhead wires. The Post’s editorial board then chastised all the players to find a realistic and reasonable solution.
Today’s print edition features two pieces delving deeper into how streetcars fit into
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