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The Week in Real Estate

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

• The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors made the first step towards building a new mixed-use development in Merrifield. [WBJ]

• Firms are competing to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Check out pictures of models from six different firms. [WaPo]

• DC Metrocentric broke news that renowned architect Frank Gehry will design the Eisenhower Memorial, to be located on Independence Avenue, across from the National Air and Space Museum. [DCmetrocentric]

• Howard University abandoned plans to develop a vacant lot behind its hospital.  [DCmud]

• Is the Washington Post’s annual DC Housing Review inaccurate and misleading? [DC Home and Condo Prices]

• A “world class neighborhood park for residents of all ages” could be in the works for Bloomingdale.  [Bloomingdale]

• Bethesda is the second most livable city in the country? So says Forbes, and Housing Complex’s Ruth Samuelson makes a case for its selection. [Housing Complex]

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