14th Street Is Gentrifying! [The Washington Post] No, seriously, that’s what this story is about. I like to think that in the print edition, it appeared next to a story with the headline “It Sure Is Hot Outside.” And people wonder why newspapers are dying.
New Details of Walter Reed Redevelopment Proposals Emerge [Washington City Paper] Why is naming things “The Mews” a trend in urban planning/development and can it please end right now please?
Micro-Units Approved for 14th Street Corridor [Elevation DC] They’re building a shiny new hypermodern structure right on top of the old decrepit rowhouses, which is basically what I do with my personality every time I move to a different city.
MLK Monument Quote Revisions Have Begun [DCist] Maya Angelou said the uncontextualized sort-of-misquote made King sound like “an arrogant twit.” I bet the person who was in charge of editing the quote is the same person who puts a Post-It on their yogurt in the break room fridge that reads, “KEEP YOU’RE HANDS OFF AND THEIR WON’T BE ANY PROBLEMS.”
Anacostia Redevelopment Moves Ahead [Greater Greater Washington] Soon, a five block stretch of Anacostia will boast shiny new homes, offices, and shops. Not right now though. But sometime. Probably.