Mayor Bowser’s Low-Key Negotiations Eased Pot Legalization [Washington Post] The crazy thing isn’t that she got the District’s leading pot advocate to promise not to organize a 300K-person “smoke-in” in DC, but that she trusted him to remember making the promise.
Want To Appeal Your DC Tax Assessment? Good Luck With That! [Washington Business Journal] Given a choice, the city would prefer that you pay them more money, rather than less money. Asking nicely won’t change that.
DC’s Housing Inventory Shortage To Continue For The Foreseeable Future [Urban Turf DC] I sent this to my friend who works in real estate and he wrote back that he needed a seeing-eye dog to get around, because after reading this article his eyeballs turned into big cartoon-style dollar signs.
Is The Term “Smart Growth” Out Of Style? [Greater Greater Washington] Remember when pro-sprawl people were mad about the term “smart growth” because it implied sprawl was “dumb growth”? That was a real thing that happened! That’s like people with Nokia flip-phones grumbling about people with their fancy touchscreen “stuck-up elitist snobphones.”
A Visit To DC’s Tiny House Commune [Curbed DC] In addition to the “micro-dwellings,” there’s a “micro-orchard,” a “micro-music-studio,” and a “micro-apiary.” If I was a guy living in this commune, I would spend all my time concocting rebuttals for the inevitable jokes about my endowment.
Five Spaces That Appeal To Your Five Senses [Architizer] What’s more disgusting, the “smellin’ room” (featuring invisible “odor sculptures”) or the room made of chocolate (that was immediately infested with ants)? Being a human being is so gross.