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PUBLIC WORKS -- 2005

JANUARY, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
101PartlowNewest Metro Stations to Ease Game-Day Rush--Redskins fans await 'rail & trail' to FedEx Field
101GinsbergLeaders Find Tax Increase to Aid Metro Unappealing--leary of dedicated sales tax, and for only metro
109EditorMealy-Mouthed on Metro--region's officials (incl DC!) imperil long-term prosperity/livability w/o dedicated tax
110NakamuraHead of Stadium Project Has Eye on Clock--chief exec of DC Sports/Ent Comm did new ConvCntr well
114WeismanBush Plans Sharp Cuts in HUD Community Efforts--to shrink HUD, put antipoverty efforts in Labor, Commerce
115WeisbrothltrHousing Hypocrisy--Montgomery Cnty not serious: units revert to mkt value in 10 yrs, wrong stores, people
116SchwartzmanDC Street Closings to Snarl Businesses--closings start too early, some (?) call festivities extravagant
117HedgpethDC to Decide Soon on Franklin School Plan--historic structure could house internship program, or hotel/club
119NakamuraPrivate Financing Deals Offered for DC Stadium--based on parking revenue, tax write-offs, land development
122LeonnigWASA Breached Law, EPA Says--replacement of lead service lines ordered after flawed lead tests
129Layton2 Rail Cracks Slow Blue Line Commute--Metro says temperature swings probably to blame: OK today
130NakamuraOffers Coming Fast, Furious for Long-Ignored DC Properties--stadium site 'diamond in rough' to brokers
130MoskContracts, Race Bred WSSC Rift--MD lawmakers to consider options for 'broken' utility organization
131HedgpethWith Fannie Mae Out, Waterside Mall Needs Ideas--NCRC-owned 13 acres counted on 2M sqft add-on
FEBRUARY, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
129SimonOpEd (Curr)Traffic Study Must Address UWACS Scenario--Office of Planning and DDoT not in synch for higher load
204GinsbergMetro Cuts Company Car Usage/Free Parking--to 49 from 135: all 10K employees ride system free
206NakamuraDC Seeks 'Signature' Ballpark--stadium may depart from Baltimore model: focus on unique DC features
209StaffMetro's Tysons Extension Supported--requisite rating from FTA allows Fed assistance in '06 budget
210WeissCity Museum Seeks DC Help for Another Try--wants $1M annual subsidy, plus reuse of space for tenants
211StewartBus Security Stepped Up, Metro Says--transit workers want more done to ease hazards, assaults up to 125
215EditorGood Standing--Metro considering removing most car seats to add 32 more riders: won't sell new commuters
217SmithTough Road Lies Ahead for New Wilson Bridge--next phase brings biggest challenge--rebuilding interchanges
218GinsbergPanel of Riders to Advise Metro on Service--advocates consider agency's initiatives 'too timid'
219WhoriskeyMetro Seeks Federal Aid to Stave Off Deterioration--unique role serving federal workers, tourists, touted
219Rutledge ltrMetro Fantasies and Realities--gotta improve controls to run longer trains and run them closer together
219EditorLife Support for Metro--top leaders must find funding: stop dawdling before wheels fly off the trains
219NakamuraDeutsche Bank Offers Loan for Stadium--DC would give up revenue from rent, taxes under plan
223LaneDefining Limits of Eminent Domain--high court weighs New London's claim to land: is tax-raising public good?
223Nakamura8 Architects Offer Bids for Nationals' Stadium--firm to oversee construction, budget of 'creative' new structure
223HedgpethSupreme Court Case Could Affect Baseball Stadium--can cities use eminent domain to get land for business?
225LaytonMetro Advisors Offer List of Flaws--suggest longer peak trains, manager for each line, better training, faster exit
MARCH, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
304StaffGrand Boulevard Envisioned for SE Revival--NCPC pushing tree-lined slower traffic option
305WeissDCRA Suspends Property Sales Role --agency to review 95/5 practice letting landlords evade tenant laws
306GinsbergCommuters Like Metro More than They Use It--2 modes inconvenient, crowding: 58% would support more $s
309StaffHouse Appns Committee Approves Local DC Baseball Spending--$187M in taxes, $140M private finance
310Fisher OpEdGrand Plan for Ballpark Raises Stakes--should help improve waterfront, and private financing will flow
311NakamuraArchitects Fear More of Same--baseball asked 3 firms with most stadium experience to bid
312CohnDC Tests Show Drop in Levels of Lead in Water--new chemical credited, EPA plan disparaged
315NakamuraTwo Stadium Financial Deals Cleared--DeutscheBank offers up to $493M; Gates Grp $175M for prkg district
316PearlsteinOpEdBallpark Financing Requires Clear Thinking--still can't spin straw into gold, gotta avoid financial illiteracy
318GinsbergMetro Bringing Back Trash Cans to Platforms This Summer--new receptacles built to contain bomb blasts
319LewisPlanned Georgetown Waterfront Park Lacks Some Crucial Elements--get rid of freeway, add cafe
319NakamuraA Field Grows in Washington--New sod transforms old RFK Stadium for Nationals' arrival within the month
323NakamuraGroup Fights Losing Stadium Financing--Cropp wants BW Realty bid reconsidered: let firms buy, write off
331NakamuraDC Stadium Costs Rise but Stay Below Cap--project passes legal hurdle, HOK Sport to be lead architect
APRIL, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
401MorelloMetro Officers Get Tips on Smoother Rides--conflict management course includes role playing simulations
401LaytonComputer Fixes Planned to Improve Metro--managers expect changes to reduce delays, station overruns
401NakamuraArchitects Promise Visionary Ballpark--designers consider L'Enfant, glass: be timeless, not ape Baltimore
403MontgomeryFor the Nationals, a Chaotic Journey Home--labryinth of political challenges preceded today's debut at RFK
405WeissDC Tenants Fight for Building Ownership--Council considers closing loophole in law on sales
406DowneySegregation Persists in Housing, Nat'l Fair Housing Alliance Study Says--complaints still rising: 27K in '04
407NakamuraDC Council Challenges $77M Stadium Land Estimate--consultant paid $466K by CFO for estimate
408GinsbergMetro Committee Recommends Abandoning Natural Gas Buses--to buy 117 diesels, 100 hybrids over 3 yrs
410BrubakerNot Quite the Ticket to Success It Used to Be--ethics law deters some from buying Nat's seats for clients
411WilgorenLandlords Accused of Rejecting Vouchers--test calls show low earners (avg $11K) get turned down flat
411HedgpethStadium Land Rush--developers deal for prime lots near ballpark: and up to $30-50/sqft for near 12 blocks
412Nakamura2 Deals May Cut DC's Stadium Cost--1) pays $246M for share of take, 2) pays $200M to develop 1Msqft w/in site
412NakamuraDC-Nat'l Guard Deal on RFK in Doubt--Senator Warner objects to DoD paying $6M for naming rights
414StaffBaseball Team's Departure in '71 Reflected City's Other Troubles--riots, segregation, B/W=71/28>58/28
415MontgomeryMayor Williams Finds His Baseball Fan Base--first night attendees cheer mayor who made it possible
415NakamuraAt Last, Washington Cheers as Long Sought Team Makes Winning Debut--beats Arizona 5/3
415TennysonltrDulles Rail Is the Way to Go--can cut overloading of roads: 4800/hr peak = 3 lanes on toll road (each way)
416NakamuraChief Complaint at Nationals' Opener: Long Lines--officials to wait and see before making changes
418WilgorenNewest Eagle Has Landed--Washington Nationals look to feather nest with hatching of welcomed mascot
419PierreStadium Benefits May Flow Sooner--mayor to speed community aid by putting $ into $450M fund sooner
421WilgorenDC Plans Repairs to Public Housing--to borrow $78M on bond market for 38 complexes w/7000 units
422StaffMetro Votes to Buy Diesel, Hybrid Buses--no new NG buses: $116M for 117 diesel and 100 hybrid buses
424LabbeAdvice, Fear at DC Stadium Session--residents leery of traffic, demonstrators seek direct input
427NakamuraFinance Chief Backs Stadium Estimate--Cnclmbr Catania labels DC figures 'fraud': $161.4M for 14 acres
427HsuSidewalk Along Treasury Reopens--security concerns prompted closure of stretch in August '04
428GinsburgDC Shifts Light-Rail Plan from CSX ROW to SE Streets-- problems over ownership: get closer to users
428EditorMeddling with Metro--Tom Davis's objections to high-density at Vienna Metro is inappropriate
MAY, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
501EditorA Street Opens in DC--Treasury finally opens sidewalk on west side of 15th: small reason to celebrate, yet!
502WhoriskeyMetro West Builders Undeterred by (Rep) Davis--Vienna plan poised to lose 3.2 acres, 3 12-14 story bldgs
503NakamuraMayor's Stadium Bill Lacks Details--private money, tax on business still in flux: public vs private financing?
503StaffCouncil to Vote on Landlord Loophole--eliminate selling less than 100% to other than tenants first
503CraigAffordable Housing on Rival Agenda--likely Montgomery County candidates differ on mixed vs separate
504O'Donoghue (Cur)Whitehurst Fate Sparks Dissension--meeting attendees mostly opposed to dismantling Freeway
504LeonnigCourt Rules Against DC in Fight Over Hazmat Cargo--judges question legality of DC law v federal law
506CohnAdequacy of DC Pipe Work, Lead Studies Questioned--GAO sez EPA sez lead levels still too high
507NakamuraHearings Set on Funding for Stadium--Council takes over task to get private backing, schedule hearings
508GinsbergDC Trying to Topple the Whitehurst--view vs waterfront convenience: how make communities more livable
509StaffMetro Says Reliability of Buses Improving--3% drop in lost trips/1000: 5422 miles per mech failures v. 4798
510ChoCash-strapped Metro Rolls Out Ad-Wrapped Trains--some decry 'visual spam', others welcome revenues
513EditorOK with most advertising on, around, metro trains--wants to draw line at TV in rail cars with sound up
513StewartMetro Ramps Up Service for Hot-Ticket Games--shuttle buses added for Nats, Wizards crowds
515Fry ltrOur Society for Sale--'Scenic America' CEO says new Metro cars should come unwrapped: no visual blight
516WilgorenSalute to Barracks Row Effort--local group is honored for revitalization of 8th Street, SE by Marine band
516MontgomerySome of DC's Poor Question Place in Housing Plan--mayor ask $200M for nine poorest neighborhoods
519GandhiBest Financing Option for Fielding New Stadium--suggested two "private financers" , preferred Deutsche Bank
520SmithMetro Planning Policy for Segways--would be allowed on metro, but not escalators--not at all on buses
520SmithMetro Ponders Ft. Belvoir Growth--extending rail to base could cost $800M--not sure where workers live!
531EditorMetrorail's Promise--$4B tab for 23-mile,12-station project to Tyson's high, but could connect "edge city"

JUNE, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
601Robinson(curr)Whitehurst Vital for Downtown Commuters--seems obvious removing freeway would have bad impact
601Shalit ltr (curr)Whitehurst Removal Would Benefit Few--but political constellation of forces ripe for it
601Westfall (curr)Even Whitehurst's History Provokes Debate--'84 study sez was built in '49 to by-pass Georgetown
601O'DonoghuePark Design Proposal Draws Late Questions--citizen group objections could delay project six months
603NakamuraCropp Still Hopeful of Private Financing--DC Cncl ldr willing to back cost-effective public stadium funding
605LaytonEfforts to Repair Aging System Compound Metro's Problems--long article re bad repairs, mismanagement
606BeckerSafety Warnings Often Ignored at Metro--responses fall short--2nd long article on system problems
606EditorDesign Dilemma--NCPC turns down contemporary redesign of Old Patent Office Bldg: gotta find solution
607HedgpethDC Council Gets Authority in Hotel Siting Dispute--deal clears way for old convention center redevelopment
607LaytonService for 14,000 Disabled is Troubled--Metro grapples with late rides, etc--3rd long article of woes
608BeckerMetro Spending Veers from Core Mission--hefty paychecks: 352 make over $100K--4th long article
608Al-Arian (cxurr)DC Council Votes Initial Approval of Closing Wisconsin section for Cathedral Lot--for underground parking lot
608HedgpethDC, Developer Negotiate Land Deal--lot swap @$150/sqft ($9M) to get city 1.5 acre site for 1K+ room hotel
609LaytonGAO Asked to Investigate Metro Costs--problems with programs for new, remodels cars, escalator repairs
610Layton$1 Billion Metro Budget Would Add Jobs, Rail Cars--8% hike would buy buses, rail cars, up payroll to 10,451
612WilliamsonMaryland Considers Metro Link to BWI--plan would require business contributions: so far, concept, not plan
612EditorFixing Metro-- articles show system lacks objective, outside oversight:: lack of dependable funding stream
617HsuWilliams Announces Union Deal on Stadium-local unions would hire, train hundreds of DC residents
617LaytonReview Finds Metrobus in Decay--outside experts say system needs investment: routes need supervision
618Moore/Golden ltrsPath to Georgetown without Whitehurst: add a spiral ramp/can't remove til alternate route for commuters
621WeismanDoor May Close on Housing Program--renewal uncertain for Hope VI effort that transformed neighborhoods
621EditorMore Turmoil at WSSC?--appointee Starks continues inappropriate behavior, Pr George's County at fault
622WeissDC Council Approves Stadium Labor Contract--residents are assured jobs (and training) say backers
623LaytonDC Council Grills Metro's Manager--inquiry follows Post disclosures on mismanagement, underfunding
625WhoriskeyPrice Soars for Metrorail Extension--cuts to be sought in Tyson's project as costs rise 60& to $2.4B
629WeissMetro Funding Solution Sought--CnclChair Cropp Says DC can't afford current unequal share of costs
629GinsbergWilson Bridge Transit Plan Stuck in Official Gridlock--MD/VA can't decide if/how to finish transit lanes!

JULY, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
706StaffANC Takes No Stance on Whitehurst Study--won't take position "without seeing all the data"
708CohnLawsuit Dropped Against WASA Over Lead in Drinking Water--plaintiffs say DC utility has made improvements
708HsuBase Closing Plan's Legality Disputed by Senator Warner--issue of vacating leased space beyond purview
708HedgpethFirm Buys More Land by Stadium--Monument Realty advances plan for 700K sqft mixed-use complex
709LaytonCrosstown DC Bus Service Starting for a Buck a Ride--downtown circulator kicks off with 29 new buses
714NakamuraChair Cropp Supports Plan on Stadium Funding--willing to save tax burden by taking Deutsche Bank loan
715SomashekharMetro Plans to Create Riders Panel--agency heeds call for responsiveness: 18 mbrs would meet monthly
722SomashekharLonger Metro Trains Proposed--use fewer 8-car trains as soon as power, controls in place: 20% by end '06
722StaffMetro To Allow Segways on Trains, Not Buses--must be walked in stations, use elevators, banned at rush hour
724Miller ltrStrike Out Baseball Deals--taxpayers should cry foul over new stadium plan: not likely to spur ec. growth
724Brazil ltrRight to Televise Nationals Games Should Belong to Team--Comcast lawsuit critical to unraveling bad deal
726SportsNationals Tied for 1st with Atlanta in NL Eastern Division--2nd in whole National League on this day,
727WhoriskeyRail Route at Tysons an Uphill Challenge--engineers debate aerial track, tunnel: climb 40' in a mile?
727FahrentholdWSSC Agrees to Pay $1.1M Fine, Make $200M Repairs--deal would settle suit over leaky sewage lines
728ReinMetroWest Battle Turns Partisan--Davis bill called threat by limiting dense development at Vienna
728LaytonBill Offering Metro $1.5B Insists on More Oversight, Dedicated Funding--mostly opns funds, pork added!
729LaytonHill Warns Metro on Conditions for Funds--better oversight, land use controls at Vienna, Takoma, Largo, RFK
729EditorMetro's $1.5B Carrot--Davis 10-yr bill to pay for new trains, buses, other capital expenses OK, except silly riders
731WilgorenLow-cost Housing May Ride Market's Coattails--DC may up zoning density for hi-end, to get 15% ec diversity

AUGUST, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
803StaffNew Fed Highway Bill Includes $143M for DC--$123M to rehab SoCapSt bridge (!), $18M for 11thSt Bridge
804Fisher OpEdRazing Freeway is Key to Revival of DC Waterfront--take down freeway, commuters will go away
805StaffWilliams Supports Stadium Financing Deal--get $246M from Deutsche Bank, pay back w/team rent, sales taxes
805StaffBallpark Zone Created in Southeast--NCPC amends zoning, wants underground parking, 130 ft max light poles.
805WeissBarry Opposes Soccer Stadium at Poplar Point--ideal spot for greater ec development, housing et al
806RyanOnce Displaced, Now Homeowner--DC's Henson Ridge fulfills former public housing tenant's dream
806LeonnigLand Buying for Stadium Can Proceed--court denies injunction to 3 (disgruntled) property owners
808NakamuraDC Ballpark Architect Has Towering Test--plans to do something symbolic of both fed and local city
811StaffCity, Deutsche Bank Reach Stadium Deal--Bobb says negotiations now underway for $264M deal
812NakamuraDC Seeks Land for Ballpark District--revenue from mixed-use zone would improve stadium ROI, officials say
813LarisDespite $1.5B Incentive, Rivalries Hinder Metro Plan--US transit aid requires unity on new funding source
813HeathRace for Ownership Isn't Open to Everyone--approved team buyers likely to have league connections
813ChandlerWilson Drawbridge's First, Painstaking Step--workers spend 5 hrs hoisting 466 ton piece of span into place
815HedgpethTransformed Neighborhood Awaits Stadium--developers step up to plate around Nats new home: great map!!
823StaffDC Awarded for South Capitol Street Plan--by Am Assn of State Highway/Transport Officials: for what?
823NakamuraBuilder Endorsed for DC Stadium--Clark's Bid Rated Best of 3 in memo for $9.4M job
825WoodleeDC Baseball PAC's Spending Questioned--members say official misused funds for personal purposes
825NakamuraStadium Estimates Still In the Ballpark--$18M more for land, but $27M less by not moving major sewer line
825HedgpethMonument Realty Buys Coveted SE Site--small plot near ballpark goes for $3M: last bit of 3-acre parcel
827NakamuraMD Firm in Line to Build DC Ballpark--Clark Contract Awaits DC Council's Approval
828StaffChallenges Loom for Base Closings Report--changes made will significantly reduce Pentagon savings
828Maguire ltrMetro Can Beat Murphy's Law--St. Louis is showing new technology sensors can catch incipient failures
828SchwatzmanYou'd Better Sit Down: The Big Chair's Gone--Anacostia laments loss of 1959 landmark due to decay--repair it?

SEPTEMBER, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
824Solomon (Curr)City Celebrates Creation of Additional Bike Lanes--up to 20 miles from 3, 40 more miles to come!
830StaffMetrorail Starts Test of 8-Car Train--gotta find out if it will always stop at right point: as long as platform
901NakamuraArchitects Step Up to Plate--Black-owned firm w/other good bldgs part of baseball stadium design team
901LaytonMetrorail in Manual Mode after Door Malfuntion--latest in series of problems for newest rail cars in fleet
906GinsbergElectronic Toll-Paying Devices Surge in Popularity in Region--up fivefold in VA in 10 months
907Kukulski ltr (Curr)Whitehurst adds Georgetown Traffic Woes--by adding to traffic woes for cars/garages underneath!
909Layton$840M Set Aside for Metrobuses--900 new units by 2011 for $448M, get avg age down 10.1>7.5, +overhauls, etc.
909LaytonMetrorail Door Malfunction Due to Spilled Coffee, Probe Finds--triggered 2 door openings on moving train
909NakamuraDC's Stadium Land Offers Too Low for Some Owners--3x over assessed value too low--eminent domain next?
914LaytonMetro Expected to Announce Creation of Riders Advisory Council--would include 21 riders of all types
916ChandlerMetro Riders Council Advances--board OK'd yesterday, but now problem is to get 21 'really good people'
919NakamuraAs Stadium Clock Ticks, DC Officials Bicker--who decides design at stake: will fans have view of capitol?
921LaytonRed Line Metro Train Separates Near Silver Spring--front 2 cars leave rest behind: faulty coupler suspected?
922StaffDC Urged on Height Limits Near Ballpark--unfair to require short buildings to preserve view of capitol
922ChandlerMetro Official Urges Boost in Transit Security Funds--says system has gotten only $15M since '03
925NakamuraBattle Brewing for Stadium Tracts--owners get lawyers, ready to contest city's offers at 3x assessments

SEPTEMBER, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
824Solomon (Curr)City Celebrates Creation of Additional Bike Lanes--up to 20 miles from 3, 40 more miles to come!
830StaffMetrorail Starts Test of 8-Car Train--gotta find out if it will always stop at right point: as long as platform
901NakamuraArchitects Step Up to Plate--Black-owned firm w/other good bldgs part of baseball stadium design team
901LaytonMetrorail in Manual Mode after Door Malfuntion--latest in series of problems for newest rail cars in fleet
906GinsbergElectronic Toll-Paying Devices Surge in Popularity in Region--up fivefold in VA in 10 months
907Kukulski ltr (Curr)Whitehurst adds Georgetown Traffic Woes--by adding to traffic woes for cars/garages underneath!
909Layton$840M Set Aside for Metrobuses--900 new units by 2011 for $448M, get avg age down 10.1>7.5, +overhauls, etc.
909LaytonMetrorail Door Malfunction Due to Spilled Coffee, Probe Finds--triggered 2 door openings on moving train
909NakamuraDC's Stadium Land Offers Too Low for Some Owners--3x over assessed value too low--eminent domain next?
914LaytonMetro Expected to Announce Creation of Riders Advisory Council--would include 21 riders of all types
916ChandlerMetro Riders Council Advances--board OK'd yesterday, but now problem is to get 21 'really good people'
919NakamuraAs Stadium Clock Ticks, DC Officials Bicker--who decides design at stake: will fans have view of capitol?
921LaytonRed Line Metro Train Separates Near Silver Spring--front 2 cars leave rest behind: faulty coupler suspected?
922StaffDC Urged on Height Limits Near Ballpark--unfair to require short buildings to preserve view of capitol
922ChandlerMetro Official Urges Boost in Transit Security Funds--says system has gotten only $15M since '03
925NakamuraBattle Brewing for Stadium Tracts--owners get lawyers, ready to contest city's offers at 3x assessments

OCTOBER, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
1002SvrlugaWashington's Diamond Engagement--in first season, Nationals took DC for wild ride, crowd enjoyed it
1004StaffDC Taxis Testing Meter System for Fares--8 mos study will gauge impact of dropping zone system
1004WilburDC Red-light Cameras Fail to Reduce Accidents--500K violations, $32M in fines, but no fewer crashes!
1004LarisLeaders Back Idea of Dedicated Funds for Metro--agree in principle, but no progress on $ sources
1006EditorMetro's Future In Balance--nation's only major mass-transit system with no dedicated revenue stream
1009NakamuraDC Short on Baseball Revenue--Nationals' profits beat expectations, but no-shows hurt DC revenues......,
1009Nakamura (Cont).....sold 33.7K tickets/game, only 25K showed: city got $8.5M, $23.9M frm taxes, 1928 DC part-time jobs @$9/hr
1012WeissDC Council Wants New Look at Stadium Deal--some say political games could delay stadium timetable
1014DvorakIn Monument-Cluttered DC, Creative Way to Pay Homage--sidewalk plaques underfoot honor volunteers
1015NakamuraDC Council to Revisit Stadium Financing--could reopen debate on DC site to satisfy Wall St. bond raters
1016NakamuraCncl Chair Cropp Stands by Anacostia Stadium Site as Debate on Financing Looms--for Wall St bond raters
1016CrenshawEven with Gas at $3 a Gallon, Metro Isn't Much of Bargain--still $1562 vs $1592 per yearly typically
1017HedgpethIf Stadium Doesn't Come, Will They Still Build?--will developers still pursue expanded downtown? probably!
1018NakamuraDC Council Chief to Limit Exposure of Stadium Plan--no major changes allowed, just fix tax riders
1021ReinMetro Postpones Vienna Land Sale--Rep Davis threatened to withhold funds without more input
1022NakamuraStadium Property Owners Balking--only one of 23 agrees to sell land to DC: eminent domain next step
1026NakamuraDC Seizes Property for Stadium Project--16 owners of property valued at $84M have 90 days to leave
1027HeathNationals Bidder Vows to Pay Cost Overruns--developer seeks land by stadium in return

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NOVEMBER, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
1101NakamuraStadium Cutbacks Considered--could cut frills, some retail stores, revert to surface parking!!!!
1102ReinResidents Convey Split Feelings on Metro Land Sale--200 turn out re dense development at Vienna Sta.
1104ChandlerOn Metro, More Aboard--Metro planning 24 test cars of 3 types with fewer seats to increase crowding
1107NakamuraDC Fiscal Policy Institute Questions Stadium Financing Plan--frets over outyear payments to Deutsche Bank
1109Wiener(Curr)City Shelves Wisconsin Ave Plan--couldn't get beyond height and density: activists poison discussion
1112WeissMayor Criticized for Role in Deutsche Bank Event--expense-paid trip to London urban conference
1112NakamuraBaseball Balking over Stadium Rent--DC demand for $6M annually delays ballpark lease, team sale
1115EditorMajor League Contempt--DC negotiations with MLB drag on for months: no way to treat fans in capital city
1115NakamuraDC to Seek More Money from Baseball Officials--want $24M line of credit, $20M for parking costs
1116NakamuraMayor Williams Joins Talks with Baseball Officials--parties trying to negotiate stadium deal on rent
1116PierreCnclmbr Barry Now Backs Soccer Stadium, Sees Help for Ward--didn't realize housing included
1118NakamuraStadium's Modern Design Clear Winner for DC Council--glass, stone, steel "translucent", unique
1121NakamuraDC Ballpark's Rising Price Tag Compels Cuts--city to seek help paying for infrastructure: now over $35M
1122EditorA Balk on the Ballpark--city beginning to cut corners, MLB not helping, putting problem on taxpayers bum idea
1123NakmuraStadium Property Takeover Delayed--project deadline will not change with one month extension
1126NakamuraNew Hurdle for Stadium Lease Deal--majority on DC Council insisting on another vote: MLB must share costs
1127WeissThis Much Residents Agree On: Stadium Deal Should Be Better--residents agree raw deal from MLB
1129NakamuraCity's Stadium Talks Stumble--MLB resisting Council's request for extra funds: could go to arbitration

DECEMBER, 2005PUBLIC WORKS
1223NakamuraBaseball Opposes Moving Stadium to RFK--mayor defends costs before Council in long session
1121EditorPlay Ball, not Chicken--city and MLB need to get together on better lease, stop playing chicken
1201NakamuraBaseball Executive to Meet with DC Council--mayor outlines council concerns over stadium
1202NakamuraDC Council States Case for RFK--in meeting, official says MLB has not dismissed alternate site location
1202DvorakKing Memorial Plan Approved; Project for Wall Put Off--NCPC asks for more information
1203NakamuraTentative Deal Reached on Lease for Stadium--negotiators resolve 2 key DC issues: $20M + loan prop
1205WeissBallpark 'Hurdles' Are Cleared, Chairman Cropp Says--lease still requires DC Council approval
1206NakamuraDC Baseball Stadium Cost Could Exceed $700M--now includes parking, metro station upgrade, redo roads
1207NakamuraMayor Williams Dismisses Higher Stadium Estimate--at issue is what to put in budget: $713.5M?
1209LaytonMetro Board Discussing Ouster of Top Official--majority agrees CEO White should go, sources say
1209HeldermanBudget Plan Keeps Metro Fares Fixed--bus service upgrades would add seats on busy lines, cut others
1210NakamuraAccord Reached on New Stadium--second agreement requires Nationals to stay for 30 years
1211Weiss ltrSoutheast Doing Just Fine Without Stadium--Navy Yard, SEFC bringing ec dev: fix infrastructure instead
1213NakamuraStadium Price Tag Rises by Millions--RFK site cheaper (by $61M?) but problematic says finance chief
1213Hedgpeth'Teams' to Develop Ballpark Area--would build mixture of offices, housing, retail on 15 nearby acres
1215StaffAffordable Housing's Costly Fall--charts show rising rent/cost DC housing: Good in/out migration data
1215HeldermanMetro Is Ready to Bring Citizen Advisors Aboard--940 applied for 21 slots: tougher than Harvard!
1215NakamuraMayor Williams, MLB Turn Up Heat on Council's Stadium Foes--sure no: Catania, Graham, Barry, Fenty
1216HeldermanMetro to Test Plan to End Orange Line Bottleneck--add longer trains, cut number through tunnel
1217NakamuraWilliams, Cropp Push to Tweak Stadium Lease--MLB agrees to minor word changes, ask fed help
1218EditorThe Stadium Lease Deal--Council should approve the lease and expect the city to arrange sharing later
1218RiveraBeyond DC, Most Teams Cover Stadium Overruns--(data shown) DC agreed to pay extra costs
1220Bobb, Mans ltrsDC's Stadium: Fair or Foul--ec dev will benefit city says Bobb; better uses for limited borrowing says Mans
1220NakamuraCouncil Vote on Stadium Delayed--mayor buys time as support falters, vote now not before Jan 3
1221Heath Stadium Arbitration Could Take Months--experts say dispute/arbitration over stadium per se is unusual
1221LaytonDC prods MD, VA to Join in Funding Metro--DC to add $50M p.a., pressures states to develop sources
1221NakamuraEx-mayor Barry Acted to Block Stadium--says he had been negotiating deal inside Council to block plan
1221PierreIn Baseball Melodrama, No Shortage of Critics--latest twist generates advice, complaints, predictions
1222GinsbergProposal Likely to Speed Up Dulles Rail--tolls would fund VA share; MWAA plan solves $ problems
1222NakamuraNats Bidders Told Not to Offer Funds--MLB tries to thwart private deals offered by 2 of 8 bidders
1224EditorFast Track to Dulles Rail--MWAirports Authority competes with private developers to build fast: good idea?
1226HedgpethDeveloper Buys 'Blue Castle' in Southeast--paid $20M for 100Ksqft bldg across from Navy Yard for retail
1227LaytonProgress Has Passed Metrobus By--outdated system plagued by unreliable schedules,inefficient routes
1228NakamuraLand Sale Possible to Fund Stadium--selling nearby development rights could help cover overruns
1228GinsbergNew Emphasis on Rail to Dulles--MWAA sees bid to take on project as key to airport's future
1229NakamuraDC Metro Fund Weighed to Boost Navy Yard Stop--proposal to use DC kitty responds to rising stadium $s


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