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Department stores for Georgetown

Georgetown Park Mall may be redeveloped to house Bloomingdale’s and Target department stores. This is great news, because frankly it’s offensive that there’s a suburban-style enclosed mall in an urban neighborhood like Georgetown. The idea made some sense when...

By Dan Malouff  | March 10, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., Georgetown, HotTopic, Local blog network, development  
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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, housing, police, real estate, schools, transportation  
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Whose defense job gets cut?

With the federal budget being hotly contested, one wonders how many job cuts, especially in the defense sector, will be made across the region and which politician will get blamed for them. By one account, nearly 20,000 Virginia jobs...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 4, 2011; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C., Maryland, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, guns, military  
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Anything but townhouses, say Ravenwood Park activists

There's an empty parcel of land in Falls Church near Seven Corners, adjacent to a bunch of townhouses. But neighbors so deeply oppose building any new townhouses that they'd prefer even the ugliest clear-cut subdivision. The property lies just...

By David Alpert  | February 28, 2011; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, Local blog network, Virginia, development  
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Hold Wal-Mart to its promises in D.C.

Regarding the Feb. 14 editorial "The Wal-Mart opportunity": It's clear that Wal-Mart's "carefully orchestrated campaign to win support and disarm critics" has succeeded with The Post. How else to explain the editorial board arguing that Wal-Mart shouldn't be expected to...

By Keith Silver, Washington  | February 21, 2011; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, development, economy, real estate  
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Bridging Virginia and D.C.

Regarding the Feb. 13 Local Opinions commentary by Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity ["Arlington roadblocks to traffic relief"] chastising the Arlington County Board for its objections to widening Interstates 395 and 66: Let me point out that there are not...

By William K. Stover, Arlington  | February 16, 2011; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Arlington, D.C., DMV, HotTopic, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, traffic, transportation  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich? , Peter Galuszka , February 14, 2011
Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up, Peter Galuszka , February 9, 2011
What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
Rough waters for George Allen , Peter Galuszka , January 26, 2011
Hemmed in by the Height Act, Aaron Morrissey , January 25, 2011
NCPC plans to be more open, David Alpert , January 14, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
Emotional about the Height Act, Rob Pitingolo , January 4, 2011
Downtown Gaithersburg: Slowly getting there , Dan Malouff , December 30, 2010
Want a Trader Joe's? Then add more residents, David Alpert , December 22, 2010
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
No foul play in Ward 5 development project, Harry Thomas Jr., Washington , December 15, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
White Flint: Another giveaway to developers, Keith Berner , December 13, 2010
Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas, Nathan Lott, Richmond , December 10, 2010
Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama, Peter Galuszka , December 9, 2010
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
How 'green' can a highway be?, Roger Burkhart, Gaithersburg , December 1, 2010
NoMA has no parks thanks to flawed upzoning, David Alpert , November 30, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
Lifting up Tobytown's abandoned, Judith Church Tydings, Ijamsville , November 17, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
Why was there no consideration of the Silver Line's security?, Randy Atkins, Vienna , November 10, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Wholesale worry for Va. beer and wine suppliers, Peter Galuszka , October 19, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
McDonnell's ABC plan gets even stranger, Peter Galuszka , September 30, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold, Peter Galuszka , September 24, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Government wasn't created to provide jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
The yellow mailbox revolution, Peter Galuszka , September 15, 2010
Privatization proves difficult in two Va. deals, Peter Galuszka , September 14, 2010
Is financing delaying a Va. coal-fired power plant?, Peter Galuszka , September 9, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Virginia's immigration Know-Nothings , Peter Galuszka , September 2, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
Fairfax County, a magnet for private-sector jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , August 25, 2010
Virginia launches a stimulus Web site, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 25, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
Should urbanists be nervous about Vince Gray?, David Alpert , August 12, 2010
Virginia protests too much on defense cuts, Peter Galuszka , August 10, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
What does the Arizona decision mean for Stewart?, Peter Galuszka , July 29, 2010
Too soon to judge D.C. affordable housing law, David Alpert , July 27, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Richmond's rail dilemma, Peter Galuszka , June 22, 2010
Today is the day we fix Tysons Corner, Dan Malouff , June 22, 2010
A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
More than one missed opportunity, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
D.C. faring better than suburbs on growth, Dan Malouff , June 16, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
Growth does NOT cause congestion, washingtonpost.com editors , May 18, 2010
Science city in the real world, washingtonpost.com editors , May 14, 2010
'Streamlining' is fine, but it has its limits, Peter Galuszka , May 10, 2010
A bridge to cross for Science City, washingtonpost.com editors , May 7, 2010
Progress and Science City, washingtonpost.com editors , May 7, 2010
A taller Washington?, Washington Post editors , April 28, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
MoCo development theory ... and practice, washingtonpost.com editors , March 30, 2010
Misdirected development in Montgomery, washingtonpost.com editors , March 30, 2010
 
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