Early Briefing: The Columbia Heights Renaissance


The heart of the project, 14th Street and Park Road, as seen from the historic Tivoli Theater. (By Bill O'leary -- The Washington Post)

* A billion dollars worth of development, including a new Target-anchored shopping center opening Wednesday, is rising in Columbia Heights, erasing the last vestiges of scars left by riots that ravaged the neighborhood 40 years ago. See story.

* Security One Bank, founded to serve the region's growing Hispanic community, is broadening its focus, changing its name and bringing on new investors and management. It'll now be called John Marshall Bank. See story.

* If a state delegate has her way, dry cleaners in Maryland would be required by law to pay customers for clothing they damage. See story.

* Virginia lawmakers killed a proposal that would have allowed a study of whether uranium can be safely mined in south-central Virginia. See story.

By Dan Beyers  |  March 4, 2008; 6:32 AM ET
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