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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Purported overbilling by homeless services provider with be reviewed. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
- Ward 4, 8 candidates pick up endorsements. [LL]
- Police criticized at oversight hearing. [WAMU, Post]
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 Rapids, the Sea Life, Go 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? email@example.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]