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Montgomery County Moves to Eliminate Parking Mandates

The council unanimously supported a proposal to remove minimum parking requirements near for developments near transit.

December 1, 2023 - The Washington Post

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Report: Gas-Powered Lawn Tools Produce Emissions Comparable to Cars

A Maryland study recommends switching to electric tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the state’s climate goals.

November 27, 2023 - Maryland Matters

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Baltimore Could See a TOD Boom

Developers are calling on city leaders to support transit-oriented development amidst an influx of federal funding opportunities.

October 19, 2023 - Bisnow

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Opinion: After Rent Stabilization, More Action Needed to Make Housing Affordable

Montgomery County just passed a slew of regulatory and legislative changes aimed at improving affordable housing. One writer suggests several more.

September 28, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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EPA Awards $4 Million for Baltimore Composting Facility

The city wants to build the nation’s largest composting facility as part of its ‘zero waste’ efforts.

September 24, 2023 - Baltimore Sun

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State Supreme Court Clears Way for Defunct Airport Redevelopment in Maryland

The legal controversies over a zoning amendment approved in 2019 went all the way to the top court in the state of Maryland, but by the time the court ruled, the Bowie City Council had already repealed the amendment in question.

August 28, 2023 - The Daily Record

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Maryland Highway Widening Plans Moving Forward Under New Governor

Maryland Governor Wes Moore is differentiating his new administration from his predecessor’s, but some projects, like the widening of federal highways in the Capital Beltway, stay the same.

August 23, 2023 - The Washington Post

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Feared Traffic Increase From New Bike Lanes Failed to Materialize

Data from a much-criticized bike lane project in Montgomery County shows no noticeable decrease in vehicle capacity and a sharp decrease in bike fatalities.

August 13, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Maryland to Restart Planning for East-West Transit Line Through Baltimore

A plan for the Red Line, an east-west light rail line notoriously canceled by former-Governor Larry Hogan in 2015, is back on the table in Baltimore.

August 8, 2023 - The Daily Record

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A Dirty Little Secret: Rising Property Values Are Incompatible With Affordability

Rising property values come with positive community development, but this shift can make neighborhoods inaccessible to low-income renters and fixed-income homeowners.

August 4, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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Rent Control Approved for Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council has approved a new law that sets limits on how much landlords can raise rents from year to year.

August 1, 2023 - DCist

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Baltimore 2050 Transportation Plan Perpetuates Auto-Centric Planning

The region’s long-range transportation plan fails to boost investment in transit, opting to fund road expansions instead.

July 30, 2023 - The Baltimore Sun

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Using Captured Methane to Power Buses

A new bioenergy facility in Maryland will convert captured methane to Renewable Natural Gas.

June 29, 2023 - The MoCo Show

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50 Years Later: Anacostia River to Welcome Swimmers

The Washington, D.C. region has accomplished a major environmental victory, cleaning up the Anacostia River enough for humans to swim in for the first time in five decades.

June 28, 2023 - WJLA

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Details Start to Emerge for Revived Baltimore Red Line

The long-awaited east-west transit line is moving forward with support from a new governor, but still has a long road ahead.

June 22, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Coalition Keeps up the Fight Against Maryland Highway Project

Environmentalists and community groups are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor to require Maryland’s department of transportation to conduct a thorough environmental review before expanding Interstate 270.

June 21, 2023 - Maryland Matters

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Baltimore Close to Approving $70 Billion Transportation Plan

The region’s proposed long-range plan includes over $11 billion for transit projects.

June 16, 2023 - The Baltimore Sun

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Building Community With Cohousing

Developers and buyers create new models for housing that hold the promise of a more environmentally friendly, connected, and multigenerational way of living.

May 10, 2023 - Urban Land Online

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Baltimore Sets Guidelines for Permanent Parklet Program

With pandemic-era parklet regulations set to expire on June 30, the city is launching a new, permanent set of guidelines for outdoor dining and other uses of curbside space.

May 3, 2023 - Baltimore Sun

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Maryland City Reveals Draft Form-Based Code

With the new zoning code, Frederick aims to shift away from use-based zoning regulations.

April 30, 2023 - City of Frededick

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