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Randy Minchew Appointed to Shenandoah University’s Board of Trustees

by on May 30, 2018
Randy Minchew Appointed to Shenandoah University’s Board of Trustees

Shenandoah University has named Shareholder Randy Minchew to its board of trustees. His membership became effective April 19. Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., noted that Randy “has been involved with and supportive of the university for many years, and I look forward to working with [him] as [he shares his] professional expertise and leadership […]

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Governor Approves House Bill 923

by on May 30, 2018
Governor Approves House Bill 923

Developers and builders of common interest communities will want to take note of recent legislative changes to the disclosure requirements for condominium unit owners associations and homeowners associations. On March 2, 2018, Governor Northam approved House Bill 923, which will become effective July 1, 2018. The bill does two things. First, it requires the Common […]

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Loudoun Approves Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Community

by on May 30, 2018
Loudoun Approves Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Community

Addressing regional issues of housing affordability in Loudoun has proven challenging in recent years. On March 6, 2018, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors took a major step toward diversifying the county’s housing choices by approving a rezoning and special exception to create a vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income community in the Ashburn area. Known as “Regency […]

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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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Fairfax County Approves Improvements to Greenspring Village

by on April 30, 2018
Fairfax County Approves Improvements to Greenspring Village

  On February 20, 2018, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve Greenspring Village’s Special Exception Amendment (SEA) application to permit the replacement of an existing pool and fitness center with a wellness center and the construction of a new parking structure. Firm shareholder and Land Use and Zoning attorney Lynne Strobel […]

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Fairfax County Approves New Reston High-rise

by on April 30, 2018
Fairfax County Approves New Reston High-rise

  Over the past two decades, Reston Parkway has evolved into an attractive urban boulevard consisting of a series of landscaped areas punctuated by attractive high-rises. On March 20, 2018, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a new 20-story, 240-foot high-rise condominium at 1801 Old Reston Avenue, directly across from Reston Town Center. Proposed […]

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Recent Entitlement Approvals in the City of Manassas

by on April 30, 2018
Recent Entitlement Approvals in the City of Manassas

  The Prince William office land use team worked on two recent rezoning and special use permit approvals in the City of Manassas. Kena Shriners Moves to the City of Manassas The Manassas City Council recently approved the special use permit for Kena Holding Corporation, for 9500 Technology Drive. Shriners International is a fraternity with […]

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City of Alexandria Updates

by on April 30, 2018
City of Alexandria Updates

  In January and February of this year, the City of Alexandria approved significant changes to the commercial parking standards and the calculation of floor area. Amendments to Floor Area The floor area amendments effectively closed the loophole between the Building Code’s definition of “habitable space” as space with a ceiling height of greater than […]

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Sip and Stroll: New Virginia ABC Law Allows Open Containers in Certain Mixed-Use Developments

by on March 19, 2018
Sip and Stroll: New Virginia ABC Law Allows Open Containers in Certain Mixed-Use Developments

A recently enacted law authorizes some mixed-use developments in Virginia to obtain an ABC license allowing shopping center customers to carry open alcoholic beverages purchased from restaurants in the shopping center while they shop. Unlike other ABC licenses, this law allows customers to roam around a shopping center, including in stores, with open containers. The […]

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Fairfax County Approves Assisted Living Facility

by on March 19, 2018
Fairfax County Approves Assisted Living Facility

On January 11, 2018, the Fairfax County Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Silverstone Senior Living Development Company’s final development plan amendment (FDPA) application that was submitted regarding a portion of MetroWest, a 56.03-acre mixed-use development adjacent to the Vienna Metro Station. MetroWest is already developed with 500 single-family attached and multi-family dwelling units that […]

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