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D.C. Grows 'Five-Minute' Neighborhoods

D.C. is excelling at creating thriving, walkable neighborhoods out of blighted areas, experts say, and the Capitol Riverfront is a prime example.

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Arlington Adds 111 Affordable Housing Units

In response to rising property values that are rapidly gentrifying areas of Arlington like the Columbia Pike corridor, the county has opened a renovated low-income apartment complex.

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Introducing the H Street Heritage Trail

A revitalized H Street corridor has exploded in the past few years with bars and restaurants, but the area has a fascinating history. We explore the Greater H Street Heritage Trail, which opens this weekend.

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Alexandria's Old Town Theater To Stay A Theater

Alexandria's Old Town Theater, which was set to be repurposed for retail shops, will actually revisit its Vaudeville roots after a renovation that will reveal some of the building's original early 20th-century features. 

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Outcome For Alexandria's Waterfront Plan Uncertain

Supporters and opponents of the Alexandria waterfront plan are still battling out a resolution. Voters may have the ultimate say, however, in who they elect in council elections this November.

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Alexandria Gets A First Look At Waterfront Hotel Proposal

Alexandria's Archictectural Review Board begins looking at a waterfront hotel proposal tonight, even as the law that would allow hotels along the Potomac River remains mired in court actions.

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Pit Bulls In Maryland

Pit bull owners in Maryland got a temporary reprieve from a controversial court ruling that declared the dogs “inherently dangerous,” with landlords and owners responsible for damage or injury they cause.

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Housing Starts In D.C. Area Increase

Housing starts and home sales in the D.C. region have increased since last month.

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Alexandria Waterfront Hotel Proposal Pushed Despite Zoning Limbo

Alexandria's zoning laws remained mired in legal limbo, but that hasn't stopped one developer from proposing a hotel along the waterfront that exceeds current limits on density.

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Small Businesses And Retail Space

Most urbanites say they'd rather see more locally owned shops and fewer chain stores in their neighborhood. But the reality is that local businesses have trouble competing with national chains when it comes to leasing retail space.

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