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Wednesday’s Must Reads

by Shilpi Paul

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  • Neighbors are not convinced that 70 percent of the West Heating Plant needs to be torn down to make room for the redevelopment. — (WBJ)
  • Until the Height Act is relaxed, this would never fly in DC. — (WSJ)
  • “The average selling price of a single family home in D.C. in September was $809,843.” — (WBJ)
  • Now that Hines will be developing Walter Reed, will Wegmans, who had an agreement with competitor Roadside, still be coming to the site? — (Housing Complex)
  • Is increasing density in cities less about creating “serendipitous moments” for the creative class and more about creating wealth for real estate developers? — (NewGeography)

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/wednesdays_must_reads116/7786

1 Comment

  1. FrustratedUrbanistReader said at 11:23 am on Wednesday November 6, 2013:

    why do you keep linking to Kotkin - someone who has no issues with creating wealth for oil companies, or with developers of SFHs in low density autocentric areas, but is worried about creating wealth for developers of high density housing?  And of course its not only about serenditious moments (is that from jane jacobs?) its also about meeting market for demand for housing. Kotkin is constanty citing slow growth in cities as an argument agasint “urban triumphalism” but also opposes development that would allow urban places to grown.  And his points are always the same, and always long on rhetoric and cherry picked data, and short on economic analysis.  Really, any little condo project or new retail store in a WUP you could find would be more useful than that.

    I hope you keep improving this otherwise very good and useful site.

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