Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tue 5/31/16

McLean, Va.–A new mixed-use building, called The Signet, broke ground last week, at 6900 Fleetwood Rd. (near the center of town).  It will have 123 one-bedroom (plus den) residential units on six floors above the ground level of retail.  Here is … Continue reading

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Tue 5/24/16

Streatham, London, England–Some supermarkets in London are building residential housing above their stores (link goes to article).  Here is one example, Tesco in Streatham. (Streatham is a district of 51,000 people centered 5 miles south of London’s center).  This taxicab joint (right … Continue reading

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Fri 5/20/16

McLean, Va.–Went through downtown McLean, which comprises what Fairfax County has labelled a Commercial Revitalization District (CRD).  The back side of the town’s grocery store (Giant) doesn’t look like it belongs in the richest zip code (or thereabouts) of the region, … Continue reading

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Wed 5/18/16

Washington, D.C.—Here is the smallest residential unit for sale in all of Washington (723 Longfellow St. NW, Unit 304).  It’s in the small neighborhood of Brightwood Park.  Top floor studio apartment at 264 square feet.  Price is surprisingly low (for … Continue reading

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D.C. Developments

“Crane Watch”–a listing of all major developments currently being built in D.C.  (As of 5/18/16, there are 85 total.)  This will be updated and expanded to eventually include inner suburbs and beyond. Maryland Ave. SW Plan–dated April 2012 (added 5/2/18).  … Continue reading

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Fri 5/13/16

Dunn Loring, Va.–started at International Dr. in Tysons (at intersection with Rte. 123) and headed south, crossing Rte. 7, onto Gallows Dr.  Dunn Loring has 8800 people over a tiny 2.0 square mile area, with an average household income of … Continue reading

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New York Developments

Long Island–Discussion of area smart-growth developments.  12/15/16 New Rochelle–Why some suburbs are trying to be more like cities.

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