Columiba Pike's Streetcars and walkable neighborhoods (Transportation Nation) Arlington's upcoming streetcar project will serve what is now the busiest bus route in Virginia, and will help deliver a more urbanized, and livable, setting.
Housing starts rise in August (NAHB) Housing starts in August were up 2.3%, fueled by gains in the single family sector. Every section of the quadrant registered gains.
Congressman Jackson puts DC home on the market (Chicago Tribune) Jesse Jackson, who took a leave of absence after battling bipolar disorder, is putting his $1.2m home on the market.
Mortgage rates drop to new survey lows (Mortgage Bankers Association) In bad news for bankers, the average mortgage rate dropped back to 3.5%, its lowest rate ever recorded, as mortgage applications also dropped slightly.
ANC opposes landmarking Western Bus Garage (Greater Greater Washington) The sprawling bus garage in Friendship Heights faces a tenacious group of anti-development forces despite its location adjacent to the Metro Station, a fact that will be addressed at its upcoming hearing in front of HPRB next week.