Yearly Archives: 2006

Can Wheaton Become the Next Silver Spring?

A motley collection of one and two-story strip malls in the DC suburb of Wheaton, Maryland is poised to be transformed into a high density urban downtown. Montgomery County officials have declared victory in downtown Silver Spring, where a decades-long redevelopment process injected millions of dollars of new development into what was an economically depressed […]

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Races I Was Watching

With so many candidates and initiatives on the ballots across the country yesterday I thought it would be worthwhile to point out a few items I was watching. Although it was exciting to watch the Democrats take back the House for the first time since 1994, the evening wasn’t without its disappointments. At the top […]

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National Mall to Get a Plan

The National Park Service is launching a public process to create a new plan for the National Mall. The process will be kicked off next Wednesday, November 15 at a daylong symposium at the Naval Heritage Center at Navy Memorial where a rotating panel will discuss the mall in the context of the “needs of […]

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Considering Washington’s Triangle Parks

Pierre L’Enfant’s plan for the city of Washington included radial avenues named after states superimposed over a grid of lettered and numbered streets. Inevitably, the intersection between the avenues and the grid result in a number of small triangular lots, and many lots with at least one acute, wedge-shaped corner. (This has resulted in many […]

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