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As new studios and one-bedrooms proliferate throughout much of D.C., the Office of Planning has another proposal to boost the supply of family housing—this time in multi-family buildings.


  • A parking lot near Fort Totten station will become 345 residential units with ground-floor retail. [Housing Complex]
  • A dispute among neighbors over second-hand smoke heads to court. [Post]
  • D.C. United reached a labor agreement with stadium workers. [WBJ]
  • A bunch of new endorsements were made in the Ward 4 and Ward 8 special election campaigns. [Loose Lips]


Youthful Good Hooks: Local trio Native Deen talks making music for Muslim youth and much more.

There’s Yet Another App for That: Booze delivery, that is.

Overbill: D.C.’s human services chief said the billing practices of a homeless services provider “absolutely are not alright, and they need to change.”

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Purported overbilling by homeless services provider with be reviewed. [Housing ComplexWAMU]
  • Ward 4, 8 candidates pick up endorsements. [LL]
  • Police criticized at oversight hearing. [WAMUPost]
  • Development plan picked for Fort Totten. [Housing Complex]
  • New supervisor for LGBT liaison police unit. [Blade]
  • Refigured commercial property tax assessments are still in the work. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • London mayor to D.C.: build more bike lanes. [GGW]
  • Brookland 212-unit project gets a green light. [UrbanTurf]
  • How many people can legally live in a rowhouse? [SALM]
  • A map of D.C. in 1835, when it was bigger and mostly empty. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Selection of charter schools for Rosedale sparks neighborhood backlash. [Hill Rag]
  • Is Airbnb making housing less affordable? [LA Times]
  • Today on the market: North Michigan Park colonial—-$525,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Local trio Native Deen talks about the challenges of making music for Muslim youth and dissects hip-hop’s historic ties to Islam. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to “If Light Escapes,” the debut single from neo-soul duo April + VISTA. [Bandwidth]
  • The new Capital Fringe space in Trinidad will host this year’s Exposed DC photo showcase. [DCist]
  • Photos of Young Rapidsthe Sea LifeGo Cozy, and Den-Mate at the Rock & Roll Hotel [BYT]
  • How Pointless Theatre director Matt Reckeweg figured out how to pace a thriller to scare audiences in The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari [DC Theatre Scene]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The best and worst on-the-go breakfasts around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • The beer madness competition begins. [Post]
  • Chef Cathal Armstrong is planning an Asian restaurant at The Wharf along the Southwest waterfront. [Eater]
  • 10 hottest beer bars in the D.C. area [Zagat]
  • Three new markets to check out [Express]
  • Where to find rooftop happy hours [BYT]