FB goes east: Facebook is buying REI’s corporate digs in Bellevue’s Spring District.

Marysville masterplan: Marysville wants feedback on what people think of the city center ($) in order to update a masterplan.

Biketown 2.0: Portland’s Biketown bikeshare expansion has been implemented with upgrades to e-bikes.

Food scene: A 2018 California bill allowing restraurants to locate in homes has brought a “dining revolution” to the food scene.

WMATA problems: Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail Silver Line stations have more cracks, but how will that affect Phase 2 expansion?

Density bonus delivers: Austin’s housing density bonus program is bringing thousands of affordable housing units online.

Climate change denial: A big Maryland expansion plan is getting much scrutiny.

Pier problems: Seattle’s Pier 58 partially collapsed Sunday evening ($) after removal work had started. Meanwhile, New Westminster’s park pier was engulfed in fire later on Sunday.

Quarantining gas impacts: It appears that Americans quarantining during the pandemic saved $22 billion in gasoline expenditures and society way more.

Monument to racism: The toppled Confederate monument at Lake View Cemetery in Capitol Hill is not coming back.

Penn’s Landing: Philadelphia has a $2.2 billion redevelopment plan for Penn’s Landing, a waterfront area, with a chosen developer.

Failure to approve: San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors kill a legislative proposal to speed up development of affordable housing.

Stuck in gear: E-bikes probably aren’t coming to Boston’s Bluebikes bikeshare program anytime soon.

Railway urban life: What can the world learn from life under Tokyo’s railway tracks?

Structural problems: Citymetric explains how the pandemic is magnifying the structural problems of America’s housing market.

Don’t stop short: Strong Towns says that it’s going to take more than zoning changes to realize missing middle housing policies.

Micromobility sticking around: NACTO says that micromobility is here to stay despite setbacks from the pandemic.

Keeping pace: The urban housing markets are keeping pace with the suburban housing markets in America with few exceptions, according to Zillow.

Map of the Week: The West is on fire ($).

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.

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