A Sunoco station on 14th and U St. NW.

A Sunoco station on 14th and U St. NW.

Since 1977, full-service gas stations in the District have been protected by law from becoming anything else. Not a restaurant, not a condo ––and since the laws recently tightened, they can’t even downgrade to just a regular gas station. The law is agitating local developers who own gas stations ––and the valuable property they sit on–– but can’t fully capitalize on the space. WAMU 88.5’s Martin Austermuhle joins us to explain the challenges to this law and why it exists.

Guests

  • Martin Austermuhle Reporter, WAMU; Former Editor-In-Chief, DCist; @maustermuhle.

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25 2018A Virginia State Senator joins us to talk about the ongoing struggle to pass a budget in the Commonwealth. A former Obama appointee tells us why he's running for Prince George's County executive. From Metro to Medicaid, we talk about the week's biggest regional news on the Politics Hour.