Sara Mariska

Sara joined WCL&W in 2007 and works primarily in the firm’s Land Use and Zoning practice group. She is experienced in all phases of the land use and development process in Northern Virginia and specializes in rezoning, special permit, special exception, and variance applications in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the Town of Herndon.

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Embark Richmond Highway Plan Moves Forward

by on April 30, 2018
Embark Richmond Highway Plan Moves Forward

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a Comprehensive Plan Amendment known as Embark Richmond Highway. After two years of work, the amendment modifies the recommendations for the Richmond Highway Corridor with a goal of adding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) from the Huntington Metro Station, down North Kings Highway to Richmond Highway, and terminating at […]

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Embark Richmond Highway

by on March 23, 2017
Embark Richmond Highway

On May 12, 2015, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors initiated Embark Richmond Highway to facilitate multimodal transportation improvements in the Richmond Highway Corridor. The County’s efforts respond to recommendations from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The County’s review requires input from a variety of County agencies, as well as cooperation […]

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Liberty Park Mixed-Use Development Project Proposed Near Innovation Center Metro Station

by on March 23, 2017
Liberty Park Mixed-Use Development Project Proposed Near Innovation Center Metro Station

MRP recently filed a rezoning application to allow an approximately 32-acre mixed-use development currently identified as Liberty Park. The proposed community will include a mix of office, retail, multifamily, and townhouse uses near the Innovation Center Metro Station. Office and multifamily uses have been located closest to Metrorail with density tapering to the townhouses to […]

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DDR Corp. Initiates Plan to Redevelop Fairfax Towne Center

by on April 13, 2016
DDR Corp. Initiates Plan to Redevelop Fairfax Towne Center

Fairfax Towne Center is a retail development located on approximately 23 acres at the intersection of West Ox Road and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in Fairfax County. Cleveland-based owner DDR Corp. seeks to redevelop and revitalize this aging shopping plaza while retaining its mix of established tenants and introducing additional commercial and residential buildings. […]

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Lennar Files Applications to Build Multifamily Building in Alexandria

by on February 11, 2016
Lennar Files Applications to Build Multifamily Building in Alexandria

Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC, has filed a series of applications to allow an approximately 356-unit, six-story multifamily building near the Huntington Metro Station. The approximately 6.32-acre site has been approved for office use since 1991, but has remained vacant over the years. The site is directly south of Cameron Run where Fairfax County is designing […]

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Novus Submits Rezoning Application to Develop Five-Acre Site at North Kings Highway

by on January 14, 2016
Novus Submits Rezoning Application to Develop Five-Acre Site at North Kings Highway

On December 7, 2015, Novus Property Holdings, LLC, submitted a rezoning application for approximately five acres of property located on the east side of Richmond Highway, south of its intersection with North Kings Highway. The site, generally referred to as part of King’s Crossing, is currently developed with four aging pad sites that have long […]

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Comprehensive Plan Adopted for Timber Ridge at Discovery Square

by on November 11, 2015
Comprehensive Plan Adopted for Timber Ridge at Discovery Square

On October 20, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a partial proffered condition amendment to allow for the completion of a residential community known as Timber Ridge at Discovery Square west of Centreville Road and south of McLearen Road in the Sully Magisterial District.   In 2007, the 67-acre property was approved for approximately 1,200 […]

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Historic Landmark to Become Part of the Sunrise Senior Living Community

by on October 14, 2015
Historic Landmark to Become Part of the Sunrise Senior Living Community

On July 28, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning and special exception to allow a new Sunrise Senior Living assisted living facility on the site of the historic Silas Burke House in Burke, Virginia. Lieutenant Colonel Silas Burke and his wife, Hannah Coffer, built the home in 1824. Burke, an established farmer […]

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