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Loudoun Initiates Comprehensive Plan Review

by on November 15, 2016
Loudoun Initiates Comprehensive Plan Review

A jurisdiction’s comprehensive plan is designed to provide public policy recommendations on issues related to growth, transportation, preservation, the environment, utilities, recreation, and more. While most comprehensive plans are drafted to be general in nature, their recommendations often form the basis to approve or deny legislative land use applications such as rezonings, special exceptions, and […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on November 15, 2016
Employee Spotlight

Leesburg, Virginia, is a very long drive from Naples, Italy, where Michelle Stapleton was born. Michelle is no stranger to long drives, and short putts, and bogies and birdies. She and her husband, Steve, are avid golfers, which is a good thing. Since 1988, Michelle has been Art Walsh’s assistant and the driving force behind […]

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Litigators Andy Burcher and Matt Westover Win Zoning Case

by on November 3, 2016

Rettig vs City of Alexandria Representing Janow LLC, the litigators defended the owners of La Bergerie, a restaurant located in the City of Alexandria’s historic Old Town in a suit brought by neighbors challenging the City Council’s approval of the restaurant’s proposed relocation. After a three-day trial, the judge ruled in favor of La Bergerie […]

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Splendid Weather Welcomes 140 Players to the 19th Annual JDRF Golf Outing at Westwood Country Club.

by on October 25, 2016
Splendid Weather Welcomes 140 Players to the 19th Annual JDRF Golf Outing at Westwood Country Club.

This year’s JDRF Golf Outing went off without a hitch or drop of rain. After having to reschedule the September event due to heavy rains, Art Walsh couldn’t have asked for better course conditions or a brighter day to raise money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. October 17 turned out to be a splendid […]

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Transportation Update—Five of Virginia’s Lesser Known but Important Projects

by on October 13, 2016
Transportation Update—Five of Virginia’s Lesser Known but Important Projects

Most area residents are familiar with VDOT’s plans to add express lanes to I-66, both “outside the beltway” and “inside the beltway,” which also happen to be the names for VDOT’s Transform 66 projects. Many may be aware that VDOT plans to widen Route 7 from four to six lanes between Reston Avenue and Jarret […]

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The Land Lawyers Defend Fairfax County in By-Right Subdivision Case

by on October 13, 2016
The Land Lawyers Defend Fairfax County in By-Right Subdivision Case

After losing in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Meadowbrook residents appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Representing Fairfax County, The Land Lawyers defended the County’s subdivision zoning ordinance addressing dedicated public right of way. In 1946, the original developer of a subdivision in Fairfax County called Meadowbrook recorded a deed and plat of subdivision creating […]

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Harris Teeter Grocery Chain to Open Large-Format Store and Fuel Station in Loudoun County

by on October 13, 2016
Harris Teeter Grocery Chain to Open Large-Format Store and Fuel Station in Loudoun County

At the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Braddock Road, the Kirkpatrick West Commercial Center is located in the heart of Loudoun’s fastest growing area. The population within two miles of the Kirkpatrick West Commercial Center in Loudoun County is projected to increase from just over 20,000 residents to more than 30,000 residents in as few […]

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Matching Skills with a Passion to Serve Forms an Enduring Partnership in the Community

by on October 13, 2016
Matching Skills with a Passion to Serve Forms an Enduring Partnership in the Community

On an unseasonably warm day in late September, I sat down with Bill Fogarty (no relation to John Fogerty, of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame) to talk about his community involvement and volunteer work. Bill is a shareholder in the Arlington office and has been with the firm for more than 30 years. He works in […]

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Employee Spotlight – Jessica Pfeiffer

by on October 13, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Jessica Pfeiffer

Growing up in Fairfax County, Land Use Planner Jessica Pfeiffer wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and attend Virginia Tech, not as a geography major, but to pursue a degree in education and history. A class in urban affairs and planning and an internship with the City of Alexandria changed the goal, but not […]

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Larry & The LandLawyers Rock the House at the Second Annual Law Rocks Fundraiser

by on October 13, 2016
Larry & The LandLawyers Rock the House at the Second Annual Law Rocks Fundraiser

They may not have scored the Number 1 slot on the Billboard charts, but when the final decision was handed down, Law Rock’s Rock Panel of Judges found in favor of all the musicians who participated in the battle-of-the-bands fundraising concert. All of us at the firm are especially proud of Larry & The LandLawyers, […]

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