The Bentley, formerly the Irwin, gets new design. [Urbanturf]

Why the 11th and K Street House is worth saving. [SoW]

Surprise surprise, blue spruces don’t do well in D.C. [Post]

White House CIO buys Woodley mansion. [Post]

The Whole Foods effect. [Salon]

A good transportation budget. [GGW]

Memorial in the works for Metro crash. [Examiner]

Do pedestrian malls work in America? [AtlanticCities]

All the reasons why Georgetown’s Medical Center ain’t moving. [WBJ]

Bates opposes its proposed medical marijuana dispensary. [BACA]

While ANC 6B is “generally positive” about one coming to Barracks Row. [ANCNorm, EMMCA]

Today on the market: Penn quarter penthouse.