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When the news first broke that developer Akridge had sold its site at 5220 Wisconsin Avenue to Pepco, I withheld judgment, hoping that Pepco would find a way to incorporate some housing or retail into its contemplated substation. But the Examiner reports today that the worst is true: The site, where Akridge had planned a good-looking mixed-use project, will indeed become a single-use power generation facility. That doesn’t speak well for the residents (and councilmember Kwame Brown) who bitterly opposed Akridge’s plans.