A handy diagram of the construction of Capitol Crossing [Washingtonian]

Get ready for D.C.’s first Peet’s Coffee…and then 22 more. [Post]

The National Park Service has a $12 billion maintenance backlog. [WJLA]

Vince Gray‘s budget gives a boost to transit. [GGW]

Upcoming solicitation brings Department of Homeland Security one step closer to St. Elizabeths. [WBJ]

D.C.’s smallest and quietest hotel rooms are discussed for the Dupont Underground. [UrbanTurf]

The plans won’t work without a prominent entrance. [SALM]

Higher-rated D.C. office buildings have higher vacancy rates. [Post]

GSA bars architectural firm from participating in project, then reverses. [WBJ]

Today on the market: Townhouse by American University—-$959,000