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Employee Spotlight – Michael Romeo

by on December 15, 2015
Employee Spotlight – Michael Romeo

From an early age, middle school to be exact, Mike was a man with a plan … and more than a few schematics and diagrams. Most of them—cities and stadiums—were scribbled on the back and inside covers of his notebooks.  “I know my teachers and parents didn’t always appreciate me drawing during class, but I […]

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Washingtontonian profiles The Land Lawyers in “Top Lawyers” Special Section

by on November 24, 2015
Washingtontonian profiles The Land Lawyers in “Top Lawyers” Special Section

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Pentagon Centre Site Plan Given a Thumbs-Up

by on November 11, 2015
Pentagon Centre Site Plan Given a Thumbs-Up

On September 21, 2015, the Arlington County Board approved site plan amendments to the 17-acre Pentagon Centre site in Crystal City. These amendments will allow construction to move forward on the first of three phases in what will likely be a 40-year project. Phase 1 will include two LEED Silver high-rise residential buildings with a […]

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I-66 HOT Lanes Proposal Receives CTB Approval

by on November 11, 2015
I-66 HOT Lanes Proposal Receives CTB Approval

On October 27, Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) voted to approve a preferred alternative for improvements to I-66 from the Beltway to Haymarket. Dubbed the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project, the proposal calls for two high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes alongside three regular lanes in each direction, and a wide median to accommodate future transit […]

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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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Employee Spotlight

by on November 11, 2015
Employee Spotlight

Eileen grew up across the river in Montgomery County and moved to Virginia after graduating from Miami University in Ohio. She planned on pursuing a career in education, but in the late 1970s there were few schools hiring home economics teachers. Eileen returned home, moved to Virginia, and landed a job in retail where she […]

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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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141 Golfers Tee Up for the 18th Annual JDRF Golf Outing

by on October 14, 2015
141 Golfers Tee Up for the 18th Annual JDRF Golf Outing

For the past 18 years, rain or shine, Art Walsh has hosted a golf outing dedicated to the memory of his late brother, John Walsh, who was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes at the age of 5. This year, along with emcee Steve Buckhantz, Art welcomed golfers to Westwood Country Club in Vienna to […]

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Town of Warrenton Approves Poet’s Walk Memory Care Facility

by on October 14, 2015
Town of Warrenton Approves Poet’s Walk Memory Care Facility

Contributing Authors: Jessica Pfeiffer and Christine Gleckner Shareholder John Foote and Land Use Planner Jessica Pfeiffer recently worked with Silver Companies on a successful rezoning and special use permit for a new memory care facility in the Town of Warrenton. The applications received final approval by the Town Council in September 2015. The facility, which […]

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Completing Action Items Ensures an Effective, Efficient Process for Estate Planning

by on October 14, 2015
Completing Action Items Ensures an Effective, Efficient Process for Estate Planning

I recently met with the daughter of one of my estate planning clients. The last time we spoke was more than three years ago when we held an emergency estate planning meeting at the hospital before her mother’s heart surgery. At that point, the family—and doctors—were concerned my client might not make it through the […]

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