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3 days ago
For Montgomery County in Maryland, accessory dwelling units are a viable strategy to help ease the affordable housing crisis.
Greater Greater Washington
3 days ago
City councilmembers are debating the future of a 2,200-acre former aluminum smelting plant in Frederick, Maryland. The debate centers on the viability of the parcel as transit-oriented development.
The Frederick News-Post
August 15, 2019, 7am PDT
The "Flash" bus rapid transit system proposed in Montgomery County, Maryland took a crucial step forward at the end of July.
Greater Greater Washington
July 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
Spirited protests weren't enough to stop the Montgomery County Council from allowing accessory dwelling units (ADU) in parts of the county.
Bethesda Magazine
July 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Montgomery County Council is preparing to vote on an amendment that would loosen restrictions on the controversial building type known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
WAMU
July 7, 2019, 11am PDT
On June 27, the Supreme Court didn't just rule on the Census Bureau's citizenship question. It also decided that it wasn't their business to consider how congressional districts are drawn, which will likely reduce the influence of cities.
The New York Times
June 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The Montgomery County Council made a few last minute changes to a residential building moratorium that will take effect next week, halting construction in areas around the county's schools.
Bethesda Magazine
June 26, 2019, 11am PDT
When the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection adopted new rules for power plants on June 17, the Garden State becomes the tenth to participate in a cap-and-trade program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Utility Dive
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
June 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Covington plan was already in line to receive massive subsidies from the city of Baltimore. Now the plan will be the beneficiary of the new federal Opportunity Zone program as well.
ProPublica
June 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Faced with rapidly deteriorating pedestrian safety statistics, Montgomery County in Maryland is getting to work on a new Pedestrian Plan, following closely on the heels of work completed for the county's Bicycle Master Plan.
Bethesda Magazine
June 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Amtrak is in the process up updating its tracks to prepare for Acela Express trains that will travel at speeds up to 125 miles per hour between D.C. and Baltimore on the Northeast Corridor.
WTOP
May 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Baltimore's City Council has banned source-of-income housing discrimination, but the bill leaves landlords a way out.
Next City
May 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new zoning code in Baltimore will reduce the number of liquor stores in the city in hopes of reducing the violent crime rate. Will there be unintended consequences?
Shelterforce Magazine
May 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Just about no one in the D.C. regions wants to pay to alleviate traffic.
The Washington Post
May 15, 2019, 8am PDT
One of the most famous suburban counties in the country could become a little less urban this week, if a proposal to cut bus service makes it past the Montgomery County Council.
Greater Greater Washington
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
May 2, 2019, 9am PDT
A bike lane on Roland Avenue in Baltimore had been separated from vehicle traffic by vehicle parking, but no longer.
The Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2019, 7am PDT
Arlington County planning staff have worked on a new bicycle master plan for the past two years. The Arlington County Board will consider the new plan this week.
Greater Greater Washington
April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
Inside Climate News