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The Week in Real Estate

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

• Declines in property values in Fairfax County will likely result in tax increases and fewer services, say county officials. [WaPo]

• Washington is not doing much better, with significant drops in home values across the board. [WaPo via Housing Complex]

• After some redesigning, plans for the redevelopment of the Whitman-Walker Clinic on 14th Street have been approved by the city’s Historic Preservation Review Board. The project is set to include more than 100 residential units. [DCMud]

• Hat tip to blogger Scenic Artisan for finding this episode of HGTV’s Curb Appeal on a historic rowhouse in Le Droit Park neighborhood. [Bloomingdale]

• Plans for the controversial luxury condo-church development at 945 G St., NW has been put on hold. [WaPo via Penn Quarter Living]

• In terms of development, U Street’s main intersections “kind of, well, suck” say the bloggers behind 14th & You (who we profiled in our Blogger Beat) , but plans for a hotel on 13th and a mixed-use development on 14th could change that very soon.
[14th & U]

• Speaking of the lack of development along the side streets near U Street, plans for a Room & Board furniture store at the corner of 14th and T streets have fallen apart. [Housing Complex]

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