Mount Rainier eyes new tax bracket for small apartment buildings

If seen through, the new property tax class would permit City Council to tax small apartment properties at different rates than other classes of real estate in the city, with an eye toward lowering their tax rate below that charged for larger apartment complexes. But the idea has a major policy obstacle to overcome to win the support of City Council members, who otherwise seem in favor of the concept.

Pics: New Hyattsville Middle School designs unveiled

Editor’s note: Route 1 Reporter is a subscriber-supported local news website. In the interest of the public discourse, articles about government policy are available for free. If you like the reporting, please support Route 1 Reporter on Patreon. If all goes according to plan, a new Hyattsville Middle School could be open for students by 2023. The new middle school will be located to the north of the existing Hyattsville Middle School, closer to the intersection of Oliver Street and 42nd Avenue, on land that currently hosts the existing school’s athletic fields.