July 23, 2018 Washington Post
“As development fights go, a plan for a two-story building on a 1.4-acre parking lot in a Maryland neighborhood might seem too small to amount to much of a controversy.
Some office space above three or four stores, a coffee shop and a couple of restaurants — all atop an old parking lot that most residents seem to agree is an environmentally unfriendly eyesore.
It certainly doesn’t compare to the 30-story high-rises under construction in some Washington suburbs.
But in Takoma Park, a hotbed of liberal activism, the proposal has sparked a fury over a central question: How to repurpose a parking lot in a “progressive” way.
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