May 10, 2017


TAKE a quick survey of neighborhood projects in the District of Columbia where developers are requesting a zoning variance, particularly a PUD [planned unit development]; the name that appears repeatedly is Chris Otten. The peripatetic community activist has be...

April 23, 2017


        DC activist Chris Otten and his lawyer Daniel Hornal are seated across the table from me in Adams Morgan’s Himalayan Restaurant on a bright Saturday afternoon in April, trying to persuade me that the $2 million...

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