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Moving Forward: Significant Upcoming Transportation Projects in Northern Virginia

by on November 14, 2017
Moving Forward: Significant Upcoming Transportation Projects in Northern Virginia

Virginia’s commitment to transportation projects through dedicated sources of funding and the use of public-private partnerships has led to major transportation projects moving forward throughout the Commonwealth. In Northern Virginia in particular, the widening of I-66 from the Beltway to Gainesville is about to begin, the interchange at I-95 exit 140 in Stafford is being […]

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Alexandria City Council Approves New Residential Development in Potomac Yard

by on November 14, 2017
Alexandria City Council Approves New Residential Development in Potomac Yard

On October 14, 2017, the Alexandria City Council approved an application submitted by Potomac Yard Development, LLC, to allow the construction of two six-story condominium buildings in the rapidly developing mixed-use community of Potomac Yard. Attorneys Cathy Puskar and Bob Brant worked diligently with the development team to secure a Master Plan Amendment, Text Amendment, […]

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Carter’s Mill, Haymarket’s New Age-Restricted Community

by on November 14, 2017
Carter’s Mill, Haymarket’s New Age-Restricted Community

The Carter’s Mill project involved two land use applications for a ±128-acre site in Haymarket. Pete Dolan and Marian Harders provided land use and zoning counsel. Tom Colucci and Antonia Miller provided transactional counsel. A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and a rezoning from A-1 (Agricultural) and PBD (Planned Business District) to PMR (Planned Mixed Residential) allow […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on November 14, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Sarah worked for the Firm during the summer of 2013 as a summer associate and has rejoined us as a litigation associate in the Prince William office. Prior to joining the Firm, Sarah clerked for the Honorable Rossie D. Alston Jr. on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. She also clerked for the Honorable Tracy […]

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Falls Church Approves Unique Cottage Housing Project

by on October 23, 2017
Falls Church Approves Unique Cottage Housing Project

Providing housing for area seniors and empty nesters has been a top priority for Northern Virginia’s jurisdictions in recent years. On September 11, 2017, the Falls Church City Council took a step forward in addressing increased demand for senior housing options by approving a unique age-restricted cottage housing project along Railroad Avenue adjacent to the […]

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Major Transit-Oriented Development Approved in Tysons West

by on October 19, 2017
Major Transit-Oriented Development Approved in Tysons West

On September 26, 2017, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rezoning applications for our clients CARS-DB1, L.L.C. (“CARS”), and 1587 Springhill Holdings LLC (“Sunburst”). The two entities own adjacent properties along Spring Hill Road and Leesburg Pike, just east and south of the Spring Hill Metro Station in Tysons West. To meet the […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Fighting for the T1D Cure

by on October 19, 2017
Celebrating 20 Years of Fighting for the T1D Cure

This year, our Firm celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh/JDRF Golf Outing at Westwood Country Club in Vienna. Art Walsh and the golfers/guests could not have asked for a brighter day to raise money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The 132 golfers, playing in 22 sixsome teams, enjoyed a […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on October 19, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Tim Clewell rejoined the Firm full-time in August 2017 as a transactions associate after graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center. He first worked with the Firm as a part-time law clerk assisting the transactions practice group. Prior to joining the Firm, Tim worked as a paralegal assisting with real estate litigation for the law […]

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The Stakes for Misclassifiying an “Employee” as an “Independent Contractor” Have Increased: A Reminder of the How and Why to Properly Classify all Workers.

by on September 22, 2017
The Stakes for Misclassifiying an “Employee” as an “Independent Contractor” Have Increased: A Reminder of the How and Why to Properly Classify all Workers.

Certainly, as an employer, you know it is important to properly classify those working for you as either independent contractors or employees. But did you know that more is riding on that classification than just abiding by federal and state tax laws? If a worker is your employee, you are responsible for paying Social Security, […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Rules Landowners Had Vested Right to Use Property in Violation of Locality’s Zoning Ordinance

by on September 21, 2017
Virginia Supreme Court Rules Landowners Had Vested Right to Use Property in Violation of Locality’s Zoning Ordinance

On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that landowners who were issued a Zoning Certificate of Compliance from the Richmond County Zoning Administrator had obtained a vested right to use a garage approved by that certificate, even though the approved structure violated the County’s Zoning Ordinance. Bd. of Supervisors of Richmond Cty. v. […]

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