Legalize Skyscrapers (Slate) The District of Columbia, the larger region, and the country as a whole would be better off with an even bolder plan that brought true skyscrapers to D.C.’s central business district.
U.S. Previously Owned Home Sales Unexpectedly Fell in March (Bloomberg) Sales of previously owned U.S. homes in March unexpectedly fell for the third time in the last four months, showing an uneven recovery in the housing market.
False, alarmist flyer agitates Chevy Chase on zoning update (Greater Greater Washington) A flyer being distributed in Chevy Chase is trying to alarm residents with a combination of outright falsehoods and misleading spin.
Retail vacancy rates down slightly in first quarter (Washington Business Journal) Vacancy rates for grocery-anchored shopping centers at the end of 2011 were down slightly from a year ago, according to a Delta Associates retail research report.
Marine Corps may acquire prime Barracks Row parcels for new housing (Washington Business Journal) The Marine Corps will have no choice but to acquire property on Lower Barracks Row for its new barracks and support space, the Corps announced Wednesday in a status report on its ongoing master planning efforts.
Ahead of the Bell: US Housing Starts (CBS News) U.S. builders likely started work on slightly more homes in March. A gain would suggest many are more hopeful that the troubled housing market is slowly healing.