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The Zoning Commission voted last night to limit property owners’ ability to transform rowhouses in some neighborhoods into so-called pop-ups.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Public school for boys gets the OK from the AG. [Loose Lips]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first “State of the District” speech this evening. [NBC4]
- The RAMMY nominations are in. [Young & Hungry]
- A new food-delivery app debuted in D.C. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Actually: D.C. may be more affordable for millennials than Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Charlotte—if you factor in salaries.
Finally: The H Street NE food-meets-fashion market from Toki Underground’s chef is opening soon.
March Madness for Developers: The mayor convened the city’s developers and contractors to announce six new development projects.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Ward 4 candidates say they’ll boycott a straw poll. [LL]
- David Grosso wants city-funded trips to Indiana banned over anti-gay law. [Post]
- Karl Racine gives the legal OK to plan to run a school for minority boys. [LL]
- Racine moves to claim money earned from settlements. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser plays March Madness with development projects. [Housing Complex]
- Don’t leave D.C. just yet, says the District. [Housing Complex]
- Speeding up Metro buses without bus lanes. [WAMU]
- Archdiocese moves to squash gay rights bill. [Blade]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- How Tysons became the most important urban redevelopment project in America. [Washingtonian]
- Million-dollar condos coming to Truxton Circle. [Post]
- How to avoid the Cherry Blossom crowds on Metro. [PlanItMetro]
- D.C. charter schools appear to boost poor and minority students. [GGW]
- So long, Dupont Down Under. [DCist]
- Why we need year-round access to shelter. [Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless]
- A 22-condo building in Shaw gets historic-preservation approval. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: 2BR condo at CityCenterDC—-$2,282,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- How much of the Corcoran will be protected as a historic landmark? [Post]
- Arlington residents are petitioning the county to save Artisphere. [East City Art]
- Demolition has begun on the Dupont Underground space. [DCist]
- Photos of the Cherry Blast bash at Art Whino [BYT]
- Takoma Park artist Moonlight Mask wrote a song about Bao Bao the panda. [Washingtonian]
- Arena Stage is premiering a play all about Antonin Scalia, but he hasn’t seen it yet. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 14 places to try for dim sum [Eater]
- How to enjoy happy hour for 10 straight hours [Thrillist]
- Every Maketto opening-date prediction since 2012 [Post]
- Tuscana West space to become Pennsylvania 6, from City Tap House owners [WBJ]
- Sweet Mango Cafe “closed until further notice.” [PoPville]
- Nine new restaurants to try this April [Washingtonian]