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North Hill Approved to Become a Mixed-Income Residential Community on Richmond Highway

by on March 23, 2017
North Hill Approved to Become a Mixed-Income Residential Community on Richmond Highway

On February 14, 2017, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a rezoning and proffered condition amendment that will transform 34.88 acres of vacant land, commonly known as North Hill, into a vibrant, mixed-income residential community located in the heart of the Richmond Highway Corridor. The approval represents the culmination of a […]

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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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Employee Spotlight

by on March 23, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Bob joined the firm in 2015 and works in the Land Use & Zoning Practice Group. His practice focuses on securing zoning and land use entitlements including rezonings, special permits, and special exceptions. Bob was born and raised in Philadelphia, but moved to Arlington in the summer of 2006 after graduating from the College of […]

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Good Deeds – Sara Mariska

by on March 22, 2017
Good Deeds – Sara Mariska

One of Walsh Colucci’s newest shareholders, and Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyers, Sara Mariska sat down with me to discuss her work with Langley Residential Support Services. Sara is from the Northern Virginia area and has always been involved in her community. For the past six years, she has served on the Board of Langley, […]

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Is My Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

by on February 13, 2017
Is My Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

The popularity of non-compete agreements in Virginia has increased substantially over the years. Such agreements prohibit a former employee from competing against his or her former employer for a period of time after the termination of employment. Although increasingly common, covenants not to compete are frequently a source of expensive and time-consuming litigation, and the […]

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Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Approves Expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital

by on February 13, 2017
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Approves Expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital

Last month, at the first business meeting of the year, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning and special exception application that will facilitate the continued expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital. The approved rezoning will enable Inova Loudoun Hospital to realize the full potential of its zoning density on the 88-acre property. A total […]

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Good Deeds – Michael Coughlin

by on February 13, 2017
Good Deeds – Michael Coughlin

On Saturday, April 29, Mike Coughlin will take a break from his busy eminent domain practice to lead a group of volunteers who will be repairing and rehabilitating homes for community members in need in the City of Alexandria. For the past four and one-half years, Mike has been a member of the Board of […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on February 13, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Garth is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of The Best Lawyers in America©, was named a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media, and has earned a reputation as an effective, diligent, down-to-earth counsel when it comes to complex business disputes—from construction sites to boardrooms. Garth has […]

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Recent Residential Foreclosure Cases Bring About Changes in the Law

by on January 13, 2017
Recent Residential Foreclosure Cases Bring About Changes in the Law

The increased number of residential foreclosures in the recent past has also led to a rise in the number of lawsuits from borrowers challenging the validity of some of those foreclosures. As a result, a number of recent Virginia cases have shed some light on the foreclosure process and helped to clarify the rights of […]

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