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The Week in Real Estate

Every Friday, we round up the week's real-estate news and gossip.

Forbes released its annual list of the twenty wealthiest neighborhoods in the country. The list includes three Washington-area neighborhoods, with two, Potomac and McLean, in the top five. [Forbes]

• Developers and landowners are pushing for more development in the Tysons Corner area now that a Metro line to Dulles International Airport has been approved. [WaPo]

• Local governments are trying to get federal funding for green projects. The money would come from a $500 billion stimulus plan expected to pass next year. [WBJ via Housing Complex]

• A gingerbread house—now that’s the type of home we’d visit anytime! The Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City built the house, which required over 180 pounds of butter and 200 pounds of candy. [DCMetrocentric]• Plans for the Adele, a mixed-use development with 96 housing units and 18,200 square feet of office space, in Silver Spring have been approved. The building is scheduled for completion in 2011. [DCmud]

• A quick roundup of some of the area’s best open houses for the weekend. [UrbanTurf]

• The French Street Park in Arlington is getting a makeover. New features will include a community patio and designated plots for community gardens. [renewshaw]