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DEMOGRAPHIC & ECONOMIC TRENDS -- 2002

JANUARY, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
102StaffNational Arpt Resuming Flights to 14 cities: 10 more 2/1/02: 19 more 3/1/02 will then be 77% of pre-9/11
103StaffDrop in DC Sales Tax Receipts Not as bad as feared--18% v 33% predicted.....still hurts
104IrwinDC Area's Jobless Rate Fell in November 3.5>3.4--but DC up 6.4>6.5; VA 3.7>4.0, while MD 4.4>4.3
104FahrentholdWizzards' Jordan Works Magic on Downtown DC--business brisk near MCI Cntr: +30% on game nites
105Staff9-mos Pr. George's real estate trends: unit sales up 10% to 10,794, median unit price up 6% to $148K
107IrwinDC's High Tech Growth: Precursor of Bright Future?--still getting good venture capital investments
109IrwinSqueezed Out by New DC Prosperity--small firms near Convention Center feel pinch of ec development
112Staff9-mos Howard County real estate trends: unit sales up 4% to 4160, median unit price up 3% to $195K
113AsherDC, Investors Team Up for Baseball--DC's sports agency gives investment group rights to RFK Stadium
115BeckerMontgomery Cnty's Duncan Revives Push for Highways--fall elections used to press county council
118ReinVA Gov. Warner Says Roads Fund Is $2.4 billion short--current road plan now nothing but 'wish list'
118HuslinDevelopment Limits Aimed at MD Shores--loopholes have served Anne Arundel County builders
118LeonnigWhite House to Reopen Soon, Mayor Says--Secret Service trying to set up safety measures for tours
118FainaruHopes Rise for Baseball in DC--commissioner asserts Washington is the prime candidate for team
119Staff9-mos Montgomery Cnty real estate trends: unit sales hold at 12939, median unit price up 7% to $210K
119StaffForum to Air Fate of DC General Hospital 'Campus' near RFK stadium--city needs master plan by 3/31
120TwomeyDC Puts Out Welcome Mat in TV Spots--big US cities will get ads featuring 'West Wing' cast
121EditorStalled Roads, Stalled Traffic--past trime for Montgomery Cnty Planning Bd to solve traffic congestion
123WilgorenK-Mart Still Plans to Build in DC--work continues on site for Brentwood,NE store despite bankruptcy filing
124Montgomery1902: Year of Monumental Change--McMillan Plan became major determinant of city growth
124HsuDC Group Opposes Downtown Ballpark--Committee of 100 doesn't want stadium in Mt. Vernon Sq. area
125EditorLess Road Work Ahead--MD and VA may lose $9.1B due to lost gas tax collections, gotta up taxes
126Staff8-mos DC real estate trends: unit sales up 16% to 4145, median unit price up 14% to $184.5K
126WilgorenMayor Announces Revitalization Program, Nat'l Main Street Cntr to fix up retail strips 5/yr (DC has 35)
126MoskTop Lawmakers Give Boost to Connector Road--Montgomery/Pr. George's to revisit decision
129StaffFalls Church Property Values Shoot Up--avg assessed 1-family house value up 22% to $391,200 in yr
130PatnerMD Montgomery Cnty Office Park Gets 8 More Years--to finish remaining buildings in 1.6M sqft project
131WheelerA Long-Awaited Reopening--renovated Washington Monument to welcome back visitors in February
131IrwinWashington Economy Hinting at an Upturn--DC jobless drops (6.7>6.0%), war spending kicks in???
FEBRUARY, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
201HsuUS Doles Out Bioterrorism Funds--region gets $54M for public health effort: DC Gen'l quarantine cntr?
202Staff9-mos Anne Arundel real estate trends: unit sales up 17% to 9272, median unit price up 7% to $173.5K
203TimbergDC Resurgence Powers Ec Role Reversal--BoT: "competent DC leadership makes huge difference"
203SpinnerSE Site Picked for US Dept of Transportation--some critics say $825M deal will cut access to river
203LaytonPopularity of VA RR Express Taxes Its Resources--VRE desperate to expand fleet: 2.4M psgrs in '01
205DeaneLandlords' Pain, Renters' Gain--slump in apartment market relatively mild in DC area vs elsewhere
205LarisPaying to Keep Space Open--Loudoun Cnty votes to buy rights from landowNers to avoid development
205HsuIn Bush Plan, a Return to Golden Era--wartime budget boon to area defense, health, tech agencies
206CohnCities, Suburbs Are Trading Paces--young singles, other non-families taking over outer areas (not DC)
207PhillipsAmtrak Reform Council to Unveil Plan--passenger service would get 3-5 years to operate efficienctly
207SnyderFrederick County Rushes to Slow Tap--as elsewhere, city's growth is outpacing water supply
209Staff10-mos Howard Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 5% to 4688, median unit price up 3% to $195K
209Fisher2012 Olympics Bring Dreams of $'s--prelim sports complex plans emerge for DC Gen'l, RFK stadium
214Shear$350M for NVA Roads Slashed--new VDOT 6-yr plan halves area projects, angers many local officials
214SnyderPotomac, MD: Privileged or Protected?--growth plan does not sharing roads, affordable housing, etc.
214StaffHearing Planned on Nat'l Airport Noise--time to reexamine 9/11now safeguards in place on aircraft
215StaffNPS, MWCoG Announce 5-yr Plan to Map Undeveloped Areas of Region under $300K federal grant
216FernandezWhite House Welcome Home--first student tours (only) since 9/11: doors open to hugs and hoopla
216Staff10-mos Charles County real estate trends: unit sales up 32% to 2544, median unit price up 6% to $164.9K
216StaffAssessed Home Values Leap 17% in Alexandria, primarily due to appreciation existing real estate
217TimbergDC's Hopes Play Out in Utah--bid organizers study Olympics spectacle--CD used to crowds, security
218IrwinLabor Dept Study Takes Focused Snaphot of Region's personal spending--"wealthy but ordinary"
219ShaverAstonishing Growth Eclipsed BWI Planning--airport forced to speed up expansion projects for SW Air
220ShaverRegional Bd to Delay Moves to Clean Air--vehicle exhaust to be recalculated, postpone $38M expense
221ShaverClean-Air Measures Adopted--in 'bombshell' letter, MD offers to help pay costs of improved anti-smog
222Staff6 Columbia Heights Commercial Developments on 'open house' Agenda hosted by NCRC
223ShaverBWI Growth Spurt Continues for 8th Year--passenger count goes over 20M in '01 despite 9/11
223Staff10-mos Arlington real estate trends: unit sales up 11% to 3704, median unit price up 4% to $240K
223Staff10-mos Alexandria real estate trends: unit sales up 15% to 3594, median unit price up 1% to $221.1K
224MeyerPr. George's Cnty Exec Pushes Building Tony Homes on Patuxent--chafes under environment limits
224FearsA Diverse-and Divided-Black Community--as foreign-born population grows, nationality trumps color
225GooPr. George's Office Market Expands--low-rise buildings draw tenants, growth picking up steam
MARCH, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
302Staff10-mos Pr. George's real estate trends: unit sales up 11% to 12271, median unit price up 6% to $148.5K
303SchwartzmanAt Landover Mall, All Over but Crying/Closing--economic split in Pr. George's--poorer inside Beltway
304WilgorenRevitalized Southwest Waterfront Envisioned--apartments, shops, museum, marina move proposed
309Staff11-mos Ann Arundel real estate trends: unit sales up 18% to 10,380, median unit price up 7% to $174K
309StaffFebruary Job Gains Cited as Sign of Turnaround, but DC lost 8100 in past year; MD, 2100; VA, 48,900
309HernonHome to Many Styles--architects, builders, leave imprint on area's past--good pics of styles over time
310MeridaPrivilege and Privation--Pr. George's Cnty lacks retail stores despite prosperity: just due to skin color?
313StaffArlington Cnty Backs Plan to Revamp Columbia Pike Corridor--skeptics doubt haphazard strip's future
313AmonLow Wage Tenants Eased Out of Market--As Section 8 rentals disappear, MD weighs anti-discrim law
313TimbergIn Unanimous Vote, Tyson Wins Lincense to Box in DC--decision follows raucous supportive hearing
313BeckerDevelopment Tax Approved in Montgomery Cnty--$6M in expected revenues to pay for transportation?
314WilgorenAnacostia Riverfront Gets Fed$500K--to Redesign Blighted S Capitol St: pretty bridge+commuter tunnel?
314ShaverNational Airport Approved to Resume All Flights by 4/15--noisy approaches still required by DoT
314IrwinRegion Lost 20,900 Jobs Last Year, Study Says--local economy hurt more than expected DC down 8100
316Staff11-mos Howard Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 4% to 5092, median unit price up 4% to $196K
321WilgofrenCity Unveils Plan for DC General Site--homes, shops, waterfront park, health-related offices envisioned
324Kotkin OpEdBit of a Chill for Hot Times in Big Cities--notion of massive urban revival not shown--young still leaving
324EditorComeback at National Airport--now OK'd to resume all flights, improve noise abatement flight paths
324Kazebee ltrBiting the Hand that Feeds It--DC needs all the gentrifiers it can get to cut down ghettos: expand tax base
331Pinkard ltrRoadblock for Intercounty Connector--MD house/senate votes scream to start environmental process
331MorelloTourism Blooms Again--crowd of defiant, patriotic visitors make for cheery cherry blossom season
APRIL, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
401IrwinIn DC, Building Booms Again--commercial development projects find funds to move off drawing boards
406Staff12-mos Pr. Williams real estate trends: unit sales up 20% to 10282, median unit price up5% to $169K
406BerryUS Unemployment Rose in March to 5.7%; Payrolls Up 58,000--DC jobless up to 6.9%, down in MD,VA
409ShaverVA Weighs 3 Options for Wider Beltway--could cost $3.25B to widen to 10-12 lanes, displace 300 homes
410GowenFunds OK'd for MD Parkway--long debated Montrose project's backers target worsening congestion
411EditorShaking the Movers--gotta commit funds needed to keep capital area on the transportation move
411ShipleyRevised 2012 Olympics Bid Centers on Anacostia--adds new facilities at RFK stadium: matches AWI
411HedgpethMandarin Oriental Plans Hotel on DC Waterfront--400-room luxury hotel to cost $155M: OKs still needed
411ShearBumpy Road Ahead for New VDoT Chief--problem-plagues agency lacks cash and faces project cuts
412Shear'Techway' Bypass Gets Jolt of Support--VA governor urged to start traffic study for new Potomac Xing
413Staff12-mos Loudoun Cnty real estate trends: unit sales down 3% to 7439, median unit price up 15% to $263.8K
413HsuDC Wants FEMA at SE Command Center--joint emergency operations at St.E's to spur development
414PlaninNational Parks Suffering From Lack of Funds--battling disrepair, vandalism: $4.9B maint backlog
415HedgpethDC Tourism Starts to Recover--rebound surprises hotels, museums: too soon to predict extent
415IrwinOn Capitol Hill, Office Project Divides Neighborhood--'Station Place' at Union Sta:5.5 acres, 650Ksqft
416MeyerPatuxent Waterfront Plan Called Unlikely--PG Cnty Exec proposes zoning for upscale housing
416ShaverNo Warm-Up for VDoT Chief--NVAites press road, rail/bus mass transit priorities in smaller budget
416EditorBring On the Vote for Roads--NVA gotta go for transportation money even before fall referendum
417IrwinDC Area Problems Stem from Its Prosperity--makes problerms easier says GWBoT Potomac Index rpt
418ShaverDulles Plans to Delay Some Airport Improvements--new midfield terminal, peoplemover, put on hold,
418LaytonTransit Ridership Jumps Again in US, Region--most growth, VRE 17%, Metro 6.8%, Buses up too
419LarisFairfax, Loudoun Cnties Agree with VA state on Rt 28 upgrades--bonds would finance improvements
419HedgpethTwo Faces of US Travel--hotels rebound , but airlines still taking big losses (support costs more fixed)
419ShearNVA Tax Vote Spreads the Goodies--$2.8B transpo projects referendum has something for everybody
420Staff12-mos Montgomery Cnty real estate trends: unit sales dwn 10% to 14,891, median price up 7% to $232K
422LarisNovel Tactic Used to Draft Loudoun Cnty Land-Use Plan--using builders' lawyers to write foolproof law
425ShaverRules for Nat'l Airport Lifted: Old Flight Path to Return--officials expect less noise gripes, more business
425EditorMasses in Transit--gotta get regional transportation authority with teeth to raise $ with new MD,VA govs
427HedgpethCelebrity Ads to Pump Up DC Tourism--stars to work pro bono, says Wash Conv/Tourism Grp (WCTG)
427Staff12-mos Charles Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 24% to 2675, median unit price up 3% to $167K
428MontgomeryRiding a Connector Bandwagon--Montgomery Cnty candidates push for road Gaithersburg to Rt 95
428ReinNVA Throttles Back on Highway Projects--many improvement plans adjusted for cut in VA state funds
429CohnDC Metro Area Pop'n Up Again--up 132K in 15 mos since census--except DC, - 237, Arlington, -2000
MAY, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
501AlexanderAmtrak's Acela Express Gains at Expense of Air Shuttles--9/11 turns 20% of passengers to trains
501HuslinStudy Forecasts Huge Loss of Open Land by 2030--700K acres could be lost to sprawl despite controls
501ShearVA Gov Warner Promises Study of New Potomac Crossing--cooperation with MD, protect sales tax push
504Staff12-mos Arlington real estate trends: unit sales up 14% to 2493, median unit price up 11% to $289.9K
504Staff12-mos Alexandria real estate trends: unit sales down 22% to 1503, median unit price up 11% to $289.9K
505LarisLoudoun County is Locked into Growth--35000 new home approvals can't be revoked: only 65K now!
505KovaleskiWanted: Place to Play Ball--rising costs, other projects complicate stadium site search (west of Anacostia)
507ReinFairfax Endorses Sales Tax Ballot Proposal--would consider building own roads to speed local projects
509CohnNeighboring Cities on Different Roads-- DC succeeding, Baltimore still dropping pop'n, hsg vacanies
510EditorA Vote to Get Moving--Fairfax, VA has wisely OK'd referendum to raise taxes for road/transit needs
511Staff12-mos Pr. George's real estate trends: unit sales down 9% to 9,723, median unit price up 3% to $154K
512RingleUp Through Slavery--how 44-yr slave found freedom, started Creole dynasty, hired her own slaves
515IrwinGood news for National Harbor--company to go ahead with 1500-room hotel, 400,000sqft conv. center
516ShaverVA to Cut 6-yr Roads Budget by a Third--plan would eliminate, delay many area 'wish-list' projects
518IrwinIn Reversal, DC Ahead in Job Creation as Suburbs Stall--last 12 mos, DC=+2800, VA=-19,100; MD=-8500
518Staff12-mos Anne Arundel Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 5% to 9616, median unit price up 3% to $164K
519TimbergBig-Box Store Fills Need in Retail-hungry DC--NE success could spread: DC 8sqft/resident, 'burbs=24
519Boasberg ltrDC Preservation Pleasing to All Parties--in 24 yrs: 39 historic districts, 23,000 bldgs, 587 landmarks (!?)
521FleishmanFHA Criticized for Default Rates--serious DC foreclosures, delinquencies concentrated in minority tracts
521WilgorenTakoma's Smart Growth Schism--Metro site building plan divides DC neighborhood: smart growth NIMBY
521ElBoghdadyBest Buy Looking at Tenleytown--Container Store Also considering historic concrete Hechinger building
523HsuArea Residents Feel Less Secure--terrorist fear factor highest in DC: 28% unsafe in DC, 6% US citywide
525Staff12-mos Howard Cnty real estate trends: unit sales dwn 10% to 4512, median unit price dwn 2% to $206K
528EditorTraffic 24-7--gap between transportation needs and actions still growing--can coop'n bring break-thru?
530BeckerSmart Growth Test in Bethesda,MD--plans for downtown apt complex, stores raises public outcry
530CohnIncomes Hit $100K in 1/4 Households--but census find more poverty too: DC way behind suburbs
531CohnMore Area Workers Commute 1/car--census finds (slight) rise in travel times, worse in MD than VA
JUNE, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
601Staff12-mos Calvert Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 1% to 1388, median unit price dwn 4% to $167.4K
606StaffCensus Flash--numbers show city of extremes, growth of rich and poor, but shrinking middle class
607ElBoghdadySuper-Sized Inmprovement in DC's Retail Scene--Home Depot opens 133K sqft 'big box' in NE
608Staff12-mos Frederick Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 14% to 4128, median unit price up 1% to $167K
612Herbstman(Gaz)National Park Service Hands Glen Echo Park Management to County--non-profit to run park, raise $s
612HedgpethRooms to Spare--2 new hotels w/420 rooms to open--industry hopes business comes back soon!
612Herbstman(Gaz)Montgomery Cnty Planning Bd Recommends Keeping 75-ft bldg height in Bethesda despite gripes
613HsuInsurance Rates Rise in DC, Soar Downtown rates doubling, coverage halving since 9/11
615StraightBuilding Up, Not Knocking Down--saved from demol., 884-unit Edgewood Terrace, NE, transformed
615FleishmanHousing By the Numbers--Census reveals region's patterns--more people, bigger houses, farther out
615Staff12-mos DC condo trends: unit sales down 21% to 1025, median unit price up 27% to $171.5K
615Staff12-mos Metro Area condo trends: unit sales up 12% to 15703, median unit price up 8% to $112K
617EditorMore Transit? Yes--and Roads--is transit ridership down? smart money will fund roads and tranit
619de Leon opedNo Way to Run Railroad--bailout won't solve basic AMTRAK problem--need subsidies like air, roads
619EditorThe American Dream--Bush plan to increase home ownership OK, but budget falls way short of goals
620ShaverLow Costs Make BWI No. 1 in Region--fast growing airport overtakes National--prior to 9/11
622PhillipsAMTRAK Shutdown Could Stall Travel--most commuter service would be halted incl MARC, VRE
622Staff3-mos Montgom Cnty real estate trends: unit sales down 8% to 2911, median unit price up 3% to $236K
626Barbaro7000 Tech Jobs Added in DC Area Last Year Says AEA Rpt--avg hi-tech employee makes $75.8K
626LaytonMontgomery Cnty Exec Duncan Proposes Prop/Gas Tax Hike for Roads--transit included in $1B plan
629ShaverClean-Air Proposals Win Key Support--regional ldrs OK $41.6M plan to cut emissions several ways
629Staff3-mos Charles Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 4% to 457, median unit price down 5% to $156.4K
630Williams +Olympics 2012--We've Got Game--mayors of DC and Baltimore say games could bring new spirit
JULY, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
701WilgorenEven Poor Back Revival, Poll Finds--most OK DC redevelopment despite maybe leaving some behind
703TuckerArea Ozone Deadline Delay Struck Down--Fed appeals court says ruling could mean severe violation
706Staff3-mos Pr. George's real estate trends: unit sales off 13% to 1847, median unit price up 2% to $157K
707JenkinsMetro Metropolis Springs Up in Arlington--urban villages thrive along Orange Line-tribute to 40-yr vision
707Howarth ltrDC divide--writer states one part of DC serves very poor bus riders, compared to richer metro riders
707CohnHappy to Pound the Pavement--many workers still chose not to drive--82K in area, 30K in DC walk to work
710ShearVA State Auditor Lists Areas where VDOT Falls Short--money and date mismanaged, report says
713MeltonVA Governor Remakes Transportation Board--most of 9 replaced were Republican holdovers
713Staff3-mos Anne Arundel real estate trends: unit sales off 14% to 1641, median unit price up 1% to $164.9K
714JohnsonAt Home with the Military--thousands welcome rent-free housing, family friendly environment in mid-DC
714Siglin ltrAnacostia River in Ruins--what a fine Olympic Site--awash in garbage, lucky it didn't rain,unleash sewers
714IrwinRegion's Economy Awaits Boost--anti-terror spending hasn't come--expert Fuller halves prior forecast
715ReelMarried to the Uniform--spouses face new roles, age-old issues: 2838 live on Patuxent River NavalAWC
716PageAcceptance Amid Diversity--at Andrews AFB, multiracial families, friendships thrive: 7930 live on base
717ShipleyArea Bid Gains Olympic Stature--DC/Bay Area in front for 2012 among US entries, play on urban revival
718VogelA Foot in Two Worlds--Ft. Belvoir amenities let retirees stay close to military family, use PX, etc.
718StaffFairfax Takes Over 2400-acre Fed Lorton Prison Site--pays $4.23M for parks, schools, 700- home dev.
719Staff3-mos Howard County real estate trends: unit sales off 23% to 744, median unit price off 9% to $199.3K
727Staff3-mos Calvert Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 28% to 204, median unit price off 6% to $160K
729CohnIntegrated People, Integrated Places--multirace residents pick neighborhoods of diversity, asians less
731CottmanMontgomery Council Leaves Cross-County Connector out of $5.7B transportation plan: Duncan sore
AUGUST, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
801ShaverArea to Re-time Traffic Lights for Cleaner Traffic Flow--along 19 major corridors from VA and MD
801Dennis (Gaz)Poll: Traffic Now Chief Concern in Montgomery Cnty: frm10% in '98 to 35% in '02; schools: 28%>13%
801Herbstman (Gaz)Montgomery Cnty Council OKs apt building at Giant site--'smart growth' over activist objections
802EditorReading Between the Lanes--something's gotta give if region going to go: leaders gotta step up
803Staff3-mos Frederick Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 30% to 667, median unit price off 6% to$160.5K
804Torpy OpEdYou Want the Olympics? Look What They Did for Us--7 yrs of acrimony followed by unused stadiums
805KunkleHousing Vouchers No Magic Key--rising rents, dwindling choice thwart low-income residents across area
805HsuLeaders to Set Emergency Protocol--DC, MD, VA officials sign pact overcoming 9/11 weaknesses
805PhillipsSurvey Shows Amtrak Subsidy Support Strong--71% say hold or increase funding despite light usage
805IrwinTrade Groups Weigh Cost of DC Address--rising $ of space drives some offices to $10sft cheaper 'burbs
806HsuRidge Tells Area to Unite Efforts Against Terror--leaders of DC, MD, VA sign pact on coordination
806ReinFairfax Cnty Restricts Businesses' Break for Renovations--county to target struggling areas
806Phillips'Acela' Rapidly Disapponts--new Amtrak trains fast but unreliable: use may be cut as major 'fixes' mount
808StaffDevelopment Ideas Sought from Developers for Franklin School, area around GA Ave metro station
809VasquezFor Grads, a Way Out--DC residents get new trade, skills to build a new life from vocational non-profit
810Staff3-mos Fairfax Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 6% to 4329, median unit price up 13% to $290K
811IrwinTech Riches Fade After Wild Decade--regional economy returns to reality: 16 of 40 lst tech firms kaput
813JohnstonTech Corridor Plugging Away--businesses, people still coming to area, along Rt 28 next to Dulles
816KunkleAgencies May Lose Vouchers for Area Housing--Montgomery and Alexandria lack available housing
817Staff3-mos Pr. William Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 32% to 2435, median unit price up 14% to $191.9K
818Staff140 Yrs ago: Capital in Crisis--Union fortifies Washington as Confederate troops invade MD (good piece)
818JenkinsDescendants of Slaves Rally for Reparations--organizers call event milestone: blacks still at bottom
818Milloy OpEdCash Alone Can Never Right Slavery's Wrongs--reparations for subjugation, genocide, dehumanization
824Staff3-mos Loudoun Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 16% to 1700, median unit price up 9% to $275.4K
825HeldermanLorton Facilities Begin New Life--neighbors look inside 91-yr old prison as Fairfax opens doors
825StaffAmerica's Bloodiest Day--Union and Confederate armies meet in battle of Antietam (good history piece)
828KovaleskiDC Bid for 2012 Olympic Games Rejected--finalists: SanFran, New York--economic losses lamented?
829EditorDousing the Flame--infrastructure gains would have outlasted games--how now to fix up trains, river?
829FisherOlympic Dis Is for All the Wrong Reasons--DC hated as capital of free world? maybe didn't lose much?
831Staff3-mos Arlington Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 33% to 196, median unit price up 26% to $345.5K
SEPTEMBER, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
907Staff3-mos DC real estate trends: unit sales up 82% to 903, median unit price up 46% to $229.5K
908JenkinsArlington Anxious Over Plans for Facelift--some fear renewal along Columbia Pike will force them out....
908Jenkins(cont)....big build-up, 1M sqft new retail, commercial, better housing, street fronts, planned in 5 years, (Metro?)
909CohnDivided DC Poses Challenge for Next Mayor--racial, economic gaps widen: poor, poorer, many move
909IrwinAs Economy Stalled, Firms Revamped to Stay Afloat--business plans, personnel changes taken
909HedgpethTravel Slowdown Adds to Stress in DC Hotel Sector--4K of 27K hotelworkers now unemployed
914Staff3-mos Regional Condo sales: unit sales up 6% to 3312, median unit price up 9% to $120K
914Staff3-mos DC Condo sales: unit sales up 119% to 316, median unit price up 41% to $199.5K
917GooNational Airport Gets Its First Federal Screeners--178 of eventual 8-900 TSA workers take over
919ShaverEngineers' Report Marks Region's Toughest Traffic Spots--many downtown: track GPS-equipped cars
919PhillipsAmtrak Chief Proposes More Cuts--budget plan for '03 ends freight service: wants states to pay more
919ShaverRoad, Transit Plans on Ballot Won't End NVA's Traffic Misery--measures will only ease the pain
921Staff6-mos Montgomery Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 14% to 6559, median unit price up 9% to $250K
921HarneyCondos Overtake Houses in Countrywide Price Gains--14.7% v 7.4% in second quarter '02 v '01
924McCaffreyBudget Shortfall Slows Southern MD Gridlock Relief--Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's Cnty roads affected
925PearlsteinUS Poverty Rate Up, Income Down--11.7% now in poverty (v 11.3%); Med Hhld Inc. off 2.2% to $42.2K
928Staff6-mos Charles Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 2% to 1168, median unit price off 3% to $160K
OCTOBER, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
1003StaffMinus Olympics, Project Timelines Slow--urgency, funding for games were to spur some improvements
1006Staff6-mos Pr. George's real estate trends: unit sales off 17% to 4376, median unit price up 3% to $159K
1006StaffDC Has Highest Percent of Region's Owned Homes over $500K--7% of homes, 15% of hi-cost ones
1007MilloyFine Role Models, Few Answers to Success--75 CEOs, 150 For.500 presidents black--push education
1007IrwinHigh-Priced High-Rises Pop Up In DC--3300 now under construction, rent @ $2.8/sqft/mos: too many?
1009CohnStill Down Amid the Upscale--poverty keeps rising in rising DC neighborhoods like Columbia Hts, etc.,
1012Staff6-mos Anne Arudel real estate trends: unit sales off 18% to 4125, median unit price up 5% to $171K
1017LaytonBeyond the Beltway, Gridlock Is Growing--traffic worsens on I-66, Balto-Wash Parkway: VA worse
1019Staff6-mos Howard Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 24% to 1857, median unit price off 1% to $213K
1020ShearVDoT Crisis Worsened Even As Gov Gilmore Boasted--pleas to pull back on road projects unheeded
1020CohnArea Tops US Black Prosperity MHIs $100K+ up 70% since '90 to 61.9K, home owners up 53% to 233.7K
1025MeltonProponents of VA Sales Tax Launch Ads--both sides making final push: more transportation $ or not
1026Staff6-mos Calvert Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 28% to 552, median unit price off 5% to $162K
1028HedgpethHotel Workers Face More Layoffs--over half of 8000 hotel/restrnt wkrs laid off after 9/11, more coming
1030FahrentholdColumbia Heights Cultures Clash--fatal fight illustrates tensions between blacks and Latinos
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NOVEMBER, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
1101MeltonNew VA Governor Warner Expresses Faith in Reorganized VDoT--agency can handle new road work
1102Staff6-mos Frederick Cnty real estate trends: unit sales down 28% to 1696, median unit price off 3% to $165.9K
1109Staff6-mos Fairfax Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 2% to 9938, median unit price up16% to $299K
1110EditorBetter Transportation?Who's Buying? prospects for quick progress dim after NVA referendum nixed
1115HuslinCutbacks May Impede Chesapeake Bay Cleanup--states $13B short of funds promised by 2010
1116ShaverTraffic Takes Air Pollution Far Byond Legal Limt--MWCOG says maybe 30% over by 1/04:lose funds
1117OttoHagerstown: Refuge of Last Resort--lack of affordable housing pushed many from DC suburbs north
1119LaytonTransportation Plans Turn on Budgets, Ballots--officials balk at Metro cap expenditures, purple line
1121StaffCOG Regional Transport Planning Bd Seeks More Federal Aid for Metro--50% peak riders fed workers
1121IrwinSlight Gains Made in Area's Economy--unemployment falls in VA, MD and DC to 3.9, 3.8, and 6.0%
1123Staff6-mos Loudoun Cnty real estate trends: unit sales up 8% to 3844, median unit price up 10% to $277.5K
1125LarisLoudoun Cnty Plan Divides as it Develops--model project saves farms, adds homes, displeases some
1130LewisRemodeled Buildings, Retail Projects Rejuvenate Eastern Sector in Downtown DC around MCI
DECEMBER, 2002DEMOGRAPHIC/ECONOMIC TRENDS
1204LaytonVA Leaders Urged to Scale Back Metro Rail Dream to Dulles--$4M too much to go to Dulles, few riders
1205IrwinGSA Notice Favors Suburbs for Security Agency's Base--prefers to disperse to suburban office parks
1207Staff6-mos DC real estate trends: unit sales up 42% to 1567, median unit price up 37% to $233.5K
1207DeaneHousing Price Rise Slowing--DC area surges--US down sharply in 3Q: DC up 11%, MD, 10%; VA, 9%
1212IrwinSeven Groups Vie to Rebuild Old DC Convention Center--initial proposals filed by local/national firms
1212WoodleeAreas Lobby to House Homeland Security Agency--DC hopes not to lose jobs, NCPC agrees
1213BraniginOpponents Attack Plan for Rail Line to Dulles--cost, delays at issue in VA Transportation Bd meeting
1214Staff6-mos Area condo real estate trends: unit sales up 2% to 7789, median unit price up 11% to $123K
1215ReinFairfax Cnty Crossed 1 million pop'n mark in '02 w/new diversity--Mongomery Cnty close behind @900K+
1216ShaverOfficials, Cyclists Push Pedaling for Commuters--area planners increasing plans for bike trails: how many?
1217OttoOne Last Show at Old Arena--fans turn out for Cap Centre's roaring finale, razed for new shopping center
1219MoskCnty Exec Duncan's Road Plan Runs Into Obstacles--lawmakers see fight on new fees, taxes
1220ShaverUS Urged Not to Speed MD Road Project Study--connector opponents want full environmental review
1221BarkerSmall Decline In DC Population--little change either way seen in 2 yrs, based on births/deaths/migration
1221Staff9-mos Montgomery Cnty real estate trends: unit sales off 13% to 10,133, median unit price up 11% to $260K
1224CohnSurge in Homeownership for Lower Income (<$35K) Buyers--up from 20% to 33% in 20 yrs, but DC 19%
1226WhoriskeyCondo Idea Gives Tysons Life After 5PM--4 towers with 100 units/acre, 19 stories, 13 acres,'smart growth'
1228IrvinLorton Prison Site Inspires Dreams of Ballfields--Fairfax father maps plan for private/public partnership
1229StaffOne Million Area Households Use Non-English Language: Monty, 256K, Fairfax, 270K, PG,118K, DC,90K
1230BraniginFairfax Poised to Battle Builders--county seeks growth control laws: peg to infrastructure, density swaps

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