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The District is cutting taxes for residents again thanks to a boost in revenue - Washington Business Journal

By Andy Medici <br>– Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal<p>Oct 18, 2016, 11:54am EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Oct 18, 2016, 12:01pm EDT<p>The District is expecting a …

Three D.C. area projects earn 2016 Great American Living Awards

KTGY Architecture + Planning earned top honors at this years GALA program<p>The Great American Living Awards (GALA) program has recognized innovative and well-designed projects in the D.C. Metro area for over 50 years now. This year, one of the firms that took top honors was international …

In Long-Running Fight Over Strip Club, D.C. Zoning Officials Debate What's 'Sexual'

WAMU 88.5In Long-Running Fight Over Strip Club, D.C. Zoning Officials Debate What's 'Sexual'There isn't much that is sexy about zoning codes, but a …

Zoning

See which D.C. hosts saw the most return from Airbnb - Washington Business Journal

By Vandana Sinha <br>– Managing Editor, Washington Business Journal<p>Oct 19, 2016, 7:07am EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Oct 19, 2016, 7:57am EDT<p>Even as Airbnb battles through …

Council Tosses 'New Columbia,' Changes Constitution To 'The State Of Washington D.C.'

Following a series of amendments, the D.C. Council today approved of the draft constitution that will appear on November's ballot. One major change? …

34-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned For Historic Dupont Circle Gas Station

• October 19, 2016<br>• 1 Comment<p>The Embassy Gulf Service Station at 2200 P Street NW.<p>Redevelopment plans are on tap for one of the most recognizable gas …

Real Estate

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Should Bail Be Eliminated For Washingtonians Who Can't Afford It?

The history of bail dates back to medieval England, where local prisons were overcrowded and sheriffs held the power to decide the fate of criminals …

Medieval

Sidewalk Rubble Earns an F

Photo by María Helena Carey, via Instagram.<i>As residents of DC, we are often frustrated by the slow response on behalf of the District’s agencies to</i> …

Urban Design

Right-to-die law faces skepticism in nation’s capital: ‘It’s really aimed at old black people’

The D.C. Council is poised to approve legislation making the District the nation’s sixth jurisdiction to allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill residents, adding momentum to a practice that had long been controversial but is gaining acceptance among elected leaders, the medical …

Online Privacy

Under Contract: Selling Like Dominoes

• October 17, 2016<p>In this installment of <i>Under Contract</i>, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings that sold one after another.<p><b>An Impressive</b> …

Real Estate

Trump’s D.C. hotel lowers prices amidst political turmoil

$750 per night rooms are now going for under $500<p>Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that Donald Trump’s brand has begun to plummet amidst the many controversies that have occurred during this recent presidential season. In a recent article by The New York Magazine, it …

Despite Low Supply, New Condo Sales in DC Area Up 22 Percent

• October 17, 2016<p>A rendering of Buchanan Park, a condo and townhouse development on Capitol Hill.<p>While the DC area still has a constrained supply of …

Real Estate

From the inside out, this Cleveland Park single-family home is gorgeous

Indoor “endless pool,” wraparound porch, and skylights included<p>From the outside, this four-bedroom Cleveland Park single-family home is already charming enough with its teal facade and spacious wraparound porch. Walking in, homebuyers will likely be further pleased by the fireplace in the living …

Dining Rooms

Two Similar Design Options for Peebles’ Affordable Housing in Anacostia

DC Real Estate Guides<p>Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market<p>We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting …

Real Estate

Every D.C. affordable housing project funded in FY 2016, mapped - Curbed DC

Since coming into office, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed $100 million every year to the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF), more than any city per capita in the country. The HPTF is a permanent, revolving fund that was established on June 1990 with the purpose to produce …

Housing

Design feud threatens D.C. United's stadium plans in Buzzard Point - Washington Business Journal

Developers owning land around the site of the new D.C. United stadium in Buzzard Point are pressuring the Major League Soccer club to improve the …

Bowser Says $100 Million For Affordable Housing Is 'Historic.' But Is It Enough?

WAMU 88.5Bowser Says $100 Million For Affordable Housing Is 'Historic.' But Is It Enough?D.C. is spending $100 million per year to build and preserve …

Affordable Housing

305-unit mixed-use project planned for Benning Road NE

A church and some parking lots will be replaced to make room for Valor Benning’s project.<p>There are plans for a nine-story, mixed-use building on Benning Road NE and a three-story residential building facing 16th Street NE. According to documents recently filed with the D.C. Zoning Commission, the …

Urban Design

Without more information, riders shouldn't accept Metro late night cuts

by Aimee Custis and Matt JohnsonIn July, Metro proposed ending late-night service permanently to allow more time for maintenance beyond what it's …

Transportation

In Petworth, plans for a 14-unit, mixed-use project

The building will offer ground-floor retail topped with residential units<p>On a Petworth commercial corridor filled with rowhomes, condos, a restaurant, and the First Hijrah Muslim Community Center, there are plans for a four-story, mixed-use residential building. Located at 4328 Georgia Avenue NW, …

Real Estate

Anti-tobacco bills advance in District, would raise age to buy cigarettes to 21

The D.C. Council on Tuesday advanced a package of anti-tobacco bills that would increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 and restrict the public use of tobacco products.<p>The bills would extend the same restrictions against cigarette smoking in restaurants, schools and public …

Cannabis

D.C. Council calls on Metro to restore late-night service

The D.C. Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for Metro to restore late-night service, setting up a showdown between the transit agency’s general manager and its board chairman, the council member who introduced the legislation.<p>Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) introduced …

Urban Design
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D.C. rent comparison: What $7,500/month rents you

See your options in neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Georgetown<p>Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $7,500/month.<p>1550 …

Real Estate

Curtis Investment Group and Four Points LLC settle legal dispute, will work together on Reunion Square - Washington Business Journal

By Michael Neibauer <br>– Associate Editor, Washington Business Journal<p>Oct 11, 2016, 1:06pm EDT<p>Reunion Square, the mega mixed-use project planned for …

D.C. steps in to subsidize MRP Realty's Bryant Street project in Edgewood - Washington Business Journal

By Michael Neibauer <br>– Associate Editor, Washington Business Journal<p>Oct 11, 2016, 2:55pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Oct 12, 2016, 1:52pm EDT<p>Mayor Muriel Bowser is …

Forget the Washington Monument; DC’s tallest tower is actually just north of Petworth

Most people consider the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to be DC’s tallest tower. It’s certainly the city’s most iconic. But it’s not the tallest. …

5 ways to transform your D.C. neighborhood

See what you need to know to create the next big thing in the nation’s capital<p>Columbia Heights, Shaw, H Street NE, Navy Yard — all of these neighborhoods have something in common, and that’s the fact that all of them have transformed over the years into hot neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. The …

Real Estate

Bowser Touts Affordable Housing Investments at Ward 4 Groundbreaking

Some 2,600 residents will soon be able to rent from more than 1,200 apartment units considered "affordable" because of recent housing investments, …