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Breakfast links: A look at DC’s housing production over time

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How has DC’s housing production kept pace with its population

The DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development released a graph that overlays the annual number of approved new housing units with the overall District population between 1960 and 2019. Approvals of new housing units peaked in 1964 and 1965, with over 8,000 new units approved in each of those years.  (Nena Perry-Brown / Urban Turf)

Metro’s “walkable downtown” vision for New Carrollton station

Metro wants to develop the parking lots at its New Carrollton station into a walkable downtown. New Carrollton also serves Amtrak trains, MARC commuter rail, Greyhound buses, and the upcoming light-rail Purple Line.   (Katherine Shaver / Post. Tip: Chester B.)

A pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash

Fairfax County Police diverted traffic and closed the northbound and southbound sides of Richmond Highway (US Route 1) this morning following a fatal pedestrian crash in Lorton. Few details were immediately available.  (Dana Hedgpeth / Post)

A child was killed at a DC shelter

DC police are calling the death last week of 11-month-old Makenzie Anderson a homicide, after finding the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head. The injuries to Anderson’s head occurred at the Quality Inn and Suites on New York Avenue, which the District uses to house families experiencing homeless.  (Peter Hermann / Post)

Alexandria’s DASH is shopping for electric buses

Alexandria’s DASH transit system plans to use state funds and a donation from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to buy six battery-electric buses and fast chargers. This week, DASH is testing one company’s electric articulated bus that can carry up to 120 passengers.  (Elliot C. Williams / DCist)

Montgomery County residents speak about Vision Zero

The Montgomery County Council hosted a public forum at Wheaton High School as the county continues to work toward its Vision Zero goal of zero pedestrian fatalities by 2030. The county hired a Vision Zero coordinator and plans to spend $266.6 million on projects related to its Vision Zero goal.  (Andrew Schotz / Bethesda Beat)

A House committee will debate DC statehood

In the first markup of a DC statehood bill since 1993, members of the House Oversight Committee are expected today to debate DC statehood and ultimately advance a statehood bill to a floor vote by the entire House.  (Jenna Portnoy / Post)

How many vulnerable tenants are evicted for smoking?

Following a 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development ban on smoking at government-subsidized housing, landlords have used the ban to evict vulnerable tenants. However, due to a lack of reporting requirements, the exact number of evicted tenants is unknown.  (Rebecca Tan / Post)

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