Smart Growth News – November 27, 2013

Production in the City: Making Space for DC’s Creators
Elevation DC – November 26, 2013
On Dec. 5, Production in the City will bring these creators and consumers together to discuss how the city can support — and create space for — products that are made here.

Walkable Cities are Good News for Small Business
Good – November 26, 2013
Among the top 20 cities where small businesses saw the most growth in 2012, at least half feature significant pedestrian infrastructure.


St. Louis County Council Puts Complete Streets Legislation on Hold
St.Louis Post-Dispatch – November 26, 2013
Faced with funding questions from highway department officials, the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday held off on a vote that could ultimately improve access for bicyclists and pedestrians along county roads.

South Dakota Must Pursue Revitalization of ‘Brownfields’
Argus Leader (SD) – November 25, 2013
It would be in the economic interest of property owners, the communities in which such properties are located, and the state.

Longtime Arlington County Board Member Chris Zimmerman To Step Down
Virginia Connection Newspapers – November 26, 2013
During his speech announcing his resignation, Zimmerman said he hopes to share lessons from Arlington’s economic development with other communities.

Eagle County Works to Capitalize on Real Estate’s ‘Walkability’ Trend
Vail Daily (CO) – November 26, 2013
The trend toward walkable neighborhoods seems to be gaining strength, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released Oct. 31.

Montgomery Council Approves Transportation Plan
The Washington Post – November 26, 2013
The Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to a long-range transportation plan that envisions a network of bus-only lanes to help whisk commuters who might otherwise be stuck in traffic to their destinations.

Denver’s Northern Suburbs Welcome RTD Rail Line
The Denver Post – November 26, 2013
It may be a stop on the Regional Transportation District’s North Metro Rail Line that brings some shine to the center of the city.

Mass-transit Subsidy, Once Again, Set to Decline
Federal News Radio – November 26, 2013
At the same time, fringe benefits for parking are set to rise to $250 a month starting in January.