What We’re Reading

A couple of postings around the DC Blogosphere that caught our eye:

1005 7th Street NW; Image credit: Lydia DePillis

Washington City Paper: Lydia DePillis  reports that 1005 7th Street NW will host a Temporium in February right before DC Fashion Week. A Temporium is part of the Office of Planning’s Temporary Urbanism iniative and aims to transforms vacant storefronts or spaces into a temporary retail space for local entrepreneurs to exhibit and sell their work. The Temporium at 7th & New York will  house local fashion, design and art installations, as well as host workshops and events. The grant for this effort was awarded to Shaw Main Streets.

Urbanturf: Michelle Lerner discusses both the pros and the cons of serving on the board of your condominium in a two part series. Mark Wellborn provides an explanation behind the high fees of living in a co-op. For one thing, property taxes are included in the co-op fee rather than something the individual unit owner pays for via a tradtional escrow.

Greater Greater Washington: DC’s best urbanism blog brings our attention to a new tool to predict Circulator Bus arrival times.

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