Buzzard Point Stadium Plan, Minus Reeves Center, Advances [Washington Post] In municipal terms, the whole “Buzzard Point minus Reeves” thing happened in the blink of an eye. Akridge seems pissed that they got the rug pulled out from under them at the last moment, but really, the Buzzard Point-for-Reeves swap was so uneven that it bordered on larcenous. It’s like, you can’t get mad if the clerk at the corner store doesn’t take your counterfeit twenty dollar bill.
Can Anacostia Guide Its (Possibly) Impending Redevelopment? [Washington City Paper] All I’ll say is that I haven’t gone more than a month in the past decade without someone telling me about Anacostia’s impending revitalization/redevelopment/gentrification. And it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe the headline of this article should be “Anacostia Counts Its Unhatched Chickens.”
Massive Latin Market Coming To Union Market? [Washington Business Journal] This can’t come soon enough; I love Latin markets. I used to wonder why everything there tasted better than their American market equivalents, and then I realized they use lard and real sugar where we use partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and high fructose corn syrup. America has essentially replaced flavor with farm subsidies.
Shaw Micro-Units Delayed Because No Parking Included In Plans [Urban Turf DC] It’s a hotel for millennials in an alley, it needs parking like Kim Kardashian needs to do more squats. But as a longtime Shaw resident, I can confirm that the neighborhood has, by far, the loudest complainers anywhere in the city. One of my neighbors once got the city to ticket me because I put my trash out at 5:45 pm – fifteen minutes early. There are people in Shaw who live to ruin your day.
This Former Boiler Room Is The Coolest Tiny Home Ever [Dezeen] When did tiny, inexpensive houses become, hands down, cooler than big expensive ones? I guess it’s like how poor hipsters always look way more stylish than people with money.