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The Week in Real Estate

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

• After four designs were rejected by its architectural board, Georgetown is finally getting an Apple store. Well, almost. Plans still need the approval of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Here are some renderings of the storefront’s design.  [WaPo]

• The Washington region is the fourth-most energy efficient city in the country, according to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. [WBJ]

• Urban Studies theorist Richard Florida calls Washington a suburb of New York City. Let the outrage begin.
[The Atlantic via Urban Turf]

• “What is your craziest landlord story?” asks neighborhood blog Prince of Petworth. We’re betting many of you have plenty to share, but can you top these? [PoP]

• Here’s a look at the design of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ new headquarters, to be built on Rhode Island Avenue near Scott Circle. [DCMetrocentric]

• Montgomery County’s planning board is slated to approve plans for residential projects in Bethesda and Silver Spring. [DCmud]

• Despite budget cutbacks, the city will spend about $200 million in construction projects, including parks, affordable housing, and recreation centers. [WBJ]

• By now, the story of the building at the corner of 14th and T streets, NW feels epic to us–and we’re not alone. Housing Complex traces the building’s “cycle of death,” with super cute illustrations! [Housing Complex]