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DC ADU Homeowner Online Workshop with UPO

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DC homeowners: Learn how to turn your house's underutilized basement or backyard into an income-producing rental unit or separate living space.

RISE Prince George’s Holiday Happy Hour

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Let’s get together (outdoors) to celebrate and look forward to

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Take Action: Tell City Council you support transit, walking, and biking

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City Council is set to vote on Alexandria’s updated mobility plan following a public hearing on Oct. 16. This plan is critical for more sustainable and equitable transportation in Alexandria -- focusing on increasing walking, biking, and transit options, while making our streets safer for all users and modes. Let’s make
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CSG comments in support of the Alexandria Mobility Plan

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October 15, 2021 Alexandria City Council301 King Street, Room 2300Alexandria, VA 22314 RE: Comments in support of the Alexandria Mobility Plan Dear Mayor Wilson and Members of City Council: Please accept these comments on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) in support of the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan
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CSG News: Join us for fall socials

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CSG’s October newsletter was sent out on October 4. Sign up for our email list by visiting smartergrowth.net/signup.
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Support the Countywide Map Amendment (aka “CMA”), while preventing displacement

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The CMA is critical to building quality, walk- and bike-friendly communities and vibrant, transit-oriented downtowns. That’s why CSG is urging the Council to implement this once-in-a-generation zoning rewrite. We’re close to the end of a process that began in 2014 – putting in place modern zoning regulations to replace 50
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RELEASE: COG's Initiative for Equity, Smart Growth, Climate

RELEASE: COG’s Initiative for Equity, Smart Growth, Climate

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 23, 2021  Contact: Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, 703-599-6437 Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, 202-251-7516  CSG Applauds COG's Initiative for Equity, Smart Growth, Climate  COG Proposal to Focus Development around DC Region’s High-Capacity Transit Stations Vote Scheduled for October 13 Today, the Washington Post reported that the Metropolitan Washington
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