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D.C. retains the lowest office vacancy rate in the country. [WBJ]

You know it’s Christmastime when…a gingerbread town comes to D.C. [AP]

Republicans are fighting an unwinnable fight against population density. [Atlantic Cities]

Ivy City battles a tour bus parking lot. [WJLA]

DDOT’s holding its last public meeting on the Benning Road streetcar extension study today. [DC Streetcar]

The next big thing in senior care: backyard granny pods? [Post]

A preview of the coming battle over the zoning update. [GGW]

A big residential building could come to Washington Harbour. [WBJ]

Free parking ain’t all it’s cracked up to be—-though it’s unclear what these European studies mean for the U.S. [Atlantic Cities]

Today on the market: Anacostia two-bedroom condo for $90k