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Mayor Muriel Bowser

February 12, 2020, 6am PST
Urban renewal plans for Downtown D.C. and the Shaw neighborhood are all that's left of a mid-20th-century planning effort.
Bisnow
November 7, 2019, 9am PST
Along with a commitment to produce more affordable housing, Washington D.C. is making general amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. The result may be more "honesty" and nuance around housing.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
Planners in multiple decades have sought to dedicate center lanes of K Street in downtown Washington, D.C. to high-capacity transit. The mayor recently offered a strong show of support.
Greater Greater Washington
February 7, 2019, 7am PST
Andrew Trueblood, 35 years old and just under the threshold of Millennial status, has been nominated to the deal the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning.
Curbed Washington D.C.
December 23, 2018, 7am PST
Move over, Hawaii and California, with your ambitious goals of going to 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2045. The District's city council passed legislation on Tuesday that sets 2032 as the target to reach 100 percent renewable.
Huffpost
October 3, 2018, 6am PDT
Making a speeding ticket a lot more expensive might convince drivers to slow down.
WJLA
April 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The District of Columbia is attempting to build a data-based model for the mix of public and "shared" transportation modes on its streets, but is still finding holes in the data necessary to build new policies.
The Washington Post
January 16, 2018, 10am PST
The new 59 bus route down 14th Street in Washington, D.C. represents a major win for transit advocates.
Greater Greater Washington
August 11, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will span the Anacostia River between Washington, D.C. and Anacostia.
The Washington Post
November 14, 2016, 9am PST
The Washington, D.C. Housing Preservation Strike Force released a final report last week.
Next City
May 29, 2016, 7am PDT
An already controversial proposal to disperse homeless shelters and service around Washington, D.C. is finding new ways to be controversial.
Greater Greater Washington
April 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An ambitious proposal to build seven new homeless shelters around the District of Columbia, with a price tag of $660 million, has been attacked on several fronts.
The Washington Post
February 29, 2016, 7am PST
Yes, this is the real deal. After years of delay and planning and construction mishaps, the long-awaited $200 million, 2.2 mile line streetcar line down H Street began service Saturday. Not all media were kind to the streetcar, even on opening day.
NBC Washington
September 18, 2015, 7am PDT
An ongoing planning study by Events DC, commenced by a previous mayoral administration, could conflict with the desire of the current mayor for the site of RFK Stadium
Greater Greater Washington
May 16, 2015, 5am PDT
Aaron Wiener interviews Polly Donaldson—the recently hired head the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in Washington, D.C.—about her strategies for improving housing in the Nation's Capital.
Washington City Paper
March 7, 2015, 5am PST
New Washington, D.C. Mayor Bowser may deviate from the prior administration by not supporting the expansion of the streetcar line. This is a double-blow to streetcar advocates, as Mayor Gray had already pared down the new streetcar's expansion plans.
WAMU
January 7, 2015, 5am PST
Washington D.C. made a high-profile hire to run its Office of Planning: the former director of community and economic development of Salt Lake City, Eric Shaw.
Greater Greater Washington