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Monday’s Must Reads

by Lark Turner

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  • The top 20 zip codes to hip to flipsters — er, flip to hipsters. — (RealtyTrac)
  • Potential renderings released for new MLK Jr. library. — (Housing Complex)
  • 20 condos on the way to 14th and Quincy. — (Elevation DC)
  • With the first phase reportedly done, work on the Silver Line is inching along. — (WBJ)
  • The District’s millenials are so over liquor license moratoriums. — (WaPo)
  • A London house gets a distinctly beachy addition. — (dezeen)

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4 Comments

  1. Seth from Montgomery County said at 9:46 am on Monday February 10, 2014:

    @Potential renderings released for new MLK Jr. library

    With the location of the library literally sandwiched directly between the second and third BUSIEST metro stations in DC, I think it’s safe to say demolish and maximize the density. I would assume that could mean a possible 14-15 story building with 80% of it office space and a small portion of the first and second floor facing G PLACE become the library. I don’t think it should be completely hidden, but definitely make the library second fiddle to retail on G street and lobby to office space and possible residential component. It is a horrible building, ugly in it’s design and continuing use.

  1. Adam L said at 10:21 am on Monday February 10, 2014:

    @Seth

    The building is landmarked. That is just simply not going to happen.

  1. Eponymous said at 10:44 am on Monday February 10, 2014:

    That “hipster” article was so brain dead that I may never read this blog again.

  1. Zesty said at 12:08 pm on Monday February 10, 2014:

    @Seth, the way developers are building in DC, there will be an ensuing glut of office/retail space. I think there should be a mixed use component but the Library as a community space should dominate. There is enough/too much speculative office/retail spaces being built to have that predominate this structure.

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