Washington City Paper

In the wealthy community of Spring Valley, just inside the western boundaries of the District of Columbia, residents are opposing a proposed development by claiming the site—a parking lot—is a historic landmark.
Apr 17, 2015   Washington City Paper
Seemingly forgotten in D.C.'s rush to revitalize its once run-down neighborhoods is the allocation of new parks and open space, says Aaron Wiener. Are planners repeating the same mistake in the transitioning Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood?
Jul 14, 2013   Washington City Paper
A public presentation by the D.C. Office of Planning on the potential for amending the city's controversial height limits revealed residents' many concerns, and little support, for the Congressionally mandated review.
May 16, 2013   Washington City Paper
Business owners, city leaders, and community members would love to see the struggling Anacostia neighborhood transformed into a bustling retail zone. But onerous parking requirements in DC's outdated zoning code are stifling the city's own ambitions.
Mar 21, 2013   Washington City Paper
Lydia DePillis describes the "apartment iceberg" coming to Washington D.C. in 2013 that has developers on edge, and tenants salivating.
Jun 14, 2012   Washington City Paper
Lydia DePillis spotlights a host of temporary projects in D.C., from a shipping container fairgrounds to a three-month-long arts event, which have residents, leaders, and organizers seeing vacancy as an opportunity, and permanence as optional.
Apr 26, 2012   Washington City Paper
Lydia DePillis profiles Washington D.C.'s planning director, Harriet Tregoning, and her efforts to reshape the city along smart growth principles.
Mar 9, 2012   Washington City Paper
Planning nerd bloggers like David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington are finding that they can have significant influence in the world of D.C. planning and development.
Sep 2, 2010   Washington City Paper
<p>As industrial areas convert to condos and a new baseball stadium eats up a large chunk of their former stomping grounds, it's getting harder and harder for strip clubs to find a place to operate in Washington D.C.</p>
Nov 20, 2006   Washington City Paper
The law requires developers to put down a deposit for unforeseen repairs needed by owners, yet the it can be very difficult for owners to get their hands on the money.
Apr 21, 2006   Washington City Paper
In Washington, D.C., "siteseeing" has proved increasingly alluring as construction projects abound.
Apr 12, 2006   Washington City Paper