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Without debate, D.C. Council approves tax break for Blues Alley. [Georgetown Dish]

On Walmart’s first day, much buzz and no discussion of wages. [City Desk]

The Walmart stores’ “urban” design leaves something to be desired. [RPitUS]

Driving’s on the decline. Planners need to plan accordingly. [Post]

Residential building with a “warehouse design” planned near Union Station. [UrbanTurf]

Hotel rivalry: Marriott and Hyatt Place forced to be physically connected. [WBJ]

For homeless and poor families, a bed is a valuable commodity. [Post]

Facing preservation hurdles, Eastbanc decides to occupy Georgetown post office itself. [Georgetown Metropolitan]

Sen. Claire McCaskill is selling her window-rich Massachusetts Avenue NW condo. [UrbanTurf]

Today on the market: Two-story Logan Circle penthouse—-$999,999