April 26, 2012, 2pm PDT
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.
March 9, 2012, 11am PST
Lydia DePillis profiles Washington D.C.'s planning director, Harriet Tregoning, and her efforts to reshape the city along smart growth principles.
September 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
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.
November 20, 2006, 5am PST
<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>
April 21, 2006, 8am PDT
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.
April 12, 2006, 12pm PDT
In Washington, D.C., "siteseeing" has proved increasingly alluring as construction projects abound.
April 1, 2006, 9am PST
A Washington, D.C. non-profit provides potential homebuyers with invaluable preparation, from financing to interior design.
March 12, 2006, 9am PST
The D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office proudly details success stories from cleaning up "nuisance properties" -- including crack houses -- on its website. But the results are mixed, at best.
January 20, 2006, 8am PST
A savvy lawyer continues to slide through a loophole in the D.C. Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, preventing longtime apartment residents from becoming homeowners at the time of sale.
January 12, 2006, 9am PST
A mysterious figure is waging a lone campaign to revamp the city's arrangement with professional baseball on the Washington National's new stadium.
December 29, 2005, 7am PST
In Washington, D.C., some apartment tenants are living without a landlord -- and without a high standard of living.
October 19, 2005, 7am PDT
In a unique situation in Washington D.C., selected private firms are authorized to approve development permit applications on behalf of the city's overworked and dysfunctional Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs apartment.
March 5, 2005, 1pm PST
The Washington, D.C. sewer system –- which will eventually outsize its subway system -– needs a little work.
July 8, 2003, 10am PDT
Residents of Tenleytown have perfected a self-defense technique to fight development and re-development proposals.
January 20, 2002, 5am PST
Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's plan to build a national slavery museum is facing issues of siting and commercialization.