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Embassy of Oman drops $16.5 million on old charter school building. [WBJ]

The Smithsonian Arts and Industries building won’t reopen after all. [Arts Desk]

The D.C. area tops the list of political giving, by a wide margin. [NerdWallet]

But we’re only number four in public transit, well behind Boston. [Walk Score]

People use Capital Bikeshare most when it’s hot out. [Mobility Lab]

JBG will break ground on its big 13th and U project this fall. [UrbanTurf]

Court ruling allows Wharf developers to move forward. [WBJ]

Condo building off U Street will wrap around a historic church. [UrbanTurf]

Today on the market: Petworth duplex—-$495,000