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Eminent Domain and Transportation Legislative Update 2018

by on July 2, 2018
Eminent Domain and Transportation Legislative Update 2018

  Although the expansion of Medicaid dominated debates in the General Assembly for the 2018 session, for Northern Virginia the decision to provide dedicated funding to Metro will likely be the most consequential. The General Assembly’s approval of Virginia’s $154 million per year contribution to Metro will lead to less money available for regional transportation […]

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Fairfax Board of Supervisors Approves New Multi-Family Community in the Fairfax Center Area

by on July 2, 2018
Fairfax Board of Supervisors Approves New Multi-Family Community in the Fairfax Center Area

  On June 19, 2018, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning application by JAG Development Company, LLC, that will pave the way for the construction of 90 multi-family dwelling units in the Fairfax Center Area, adjacent to Fair Oaks Mall. The rezoning action followed an amendment to the Fairfax Center Comprehensive Plan […]

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Prince William County Zoning Text Amendment

by on July 2, 2018
Prince William County Zoning Text Amendment

  On May 15, 2018, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors approved a zoning text amendment (#DPA2017-00006) affecting land use public hearings. The amendment increases the distance for required adjacent property owner notices from a 200-foot radius to a 500-foot radius. This is applicable to rezonings, special use permits, and public facility determinations. […]

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Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh Hosts NAIOP Northern Virginia’s Prince William Government Relations Subcommittee Meeting

by on July 2, 2018
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh Hosts NAIOP Northern Virginia’s  Prince William Government Relations Subcommittee Meeting

  On June 6, 2018, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh hosted NAIOP Northern Virginia’s Prince William Government Relations Subcommittee meeting featuring a presentation from Rebecca Horner, Prince William County’s Planning Director. Ms. Horner explained that in the upcoming year, the Planning Office seeks to distinguish Prince William County’s regional identity as one separate from the […]

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The Land Lawyers Make Their Mark at the Fourth Annual Legal Mushball Classic

by on July 2, 2018
The Land Lawyers Make Their Mark at the Fourth Annual Legal Mushball Classic

  On June 16 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy complex, 24 law firms battled it out for the long sought-after Mushball Classic Trophy. This all-time fan favorite event supports the Academy’s mission “to use baseball and softball to support the academic success, health, and character development of children growing up in some of […]

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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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