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Employee Spotlight – Chuck McWilliams

by on May 13, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Chuck McWilliams

Growing up in Woodstock, Virginia, in the 1980s, Chuck was certain of three things: the nearest town to go shopping was Winchester, 30 miles away; he would either become a doctor or a lawyer; and no matter where he went to college or established his career, he would always return to his roots. Once he […]

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Virginia Enacts Major Legislation Affecting the Use of Conditional Zoning

by on April 13, 2016
Virginia Enacts Major Legislation Affecting the Use of Conditional Zoning

In its 2016 Session, the General Assembly enacted SB 549, a proposal generally referred to as the “proffer reform bill.” Governor McAuliffe has signed the bill and it will be codified as Va. Code § 15.2-2303.4. The legislation goes into effect July 1, 2016. After decades of experience with conditional zoning (a system unique to Virginia), […]

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DDR Corp. Initiates Plan to Redevelop Fairfax Towne Center

by on April 13, 2016
DDR Corp. Initiates Plan to Redevelop Fairfax Towne Center

Fairfax Towne Center is a retail development located on approximately 23 acres at the intersection of West Ox Road and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in Fairfax County. Cleveland-based owner DDR Corp. seeks to redevelop and revitalize this aging shopping plaza while retaining its mix of established tenants and introducing additional commercial and residential buildings. […]

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Fairfax County Welcomes the St. James Sport & Wellness Complex

by on April 13, 2016
Fairfax County Welcomes the St. James Sport & Wellness Complex

Last month, the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the proposed development of the St. James Sports and Wellness Complex. When completed, the complex will house a sports, fitness, and wellness facility in addition to offices for sports medicine providers. Land Use attorney Lynne Strobel and Senior Land Use Planner Inda Stagg led the […]

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Employee Spotlight – Kelly Pelletier

by on April 13, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Kelly Pelletier

She has only ever lived in Northern Virginia but, as a young girl, Kelly had her sights set on Hollywood. It was her grandmother, though, who planted her family’s roots in Virginia and directed Kelly to a more practical career path. Kelly’s grandmother worked as a legal secretary for Simmons and Colburn, just across the […]

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Rosslyn Plaza Approved

by on April 6, 2016
Rosslyn Plaza Approved

Art Walsh and Evan Pritchard’s case for Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Gould  Property Company, known as Rosslyn Plaza, was unanimously approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, March 12. The 7.65-acre Phased Development Site Plan project will include up to 2.5 million square feet of new offices, residences, retail, and hotel uses. Improvements will also include multiple open space […]

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Virginia Farm Winery Stands Up to National Conservation Organization

by on March 18, 2016
Virginia Farm Winery Stands Up to National Conservation Organization

A February ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court alters the landscape for owners of property subject to open space and conservation easements and the private and public organizations that attempt to enforce them. Owners of property subject to conservation or open space easements should be encouraged by a recent Court decision. In a published opinion […]

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Fairfax Resumes Long-Awaited Dulles Area Planning Effort

by on March 18, 2016
Fairfax Resumes Long-Awaited Dulles Area Planning Effort

After a brief hiatus, the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) is reviving its Dulles Suburban Center Study (PA 2013-III-DS1) to analyze the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan’s land use recommendations for the Dulles Suburban Center. Like a business plan, a jurisdiction’s comprehensive plan, which provides the framework for how a community will grow, […]

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Arlington County Board Approves New Village Center Development on Columbia Pike

by on March 18, 2016
Arlington County Board Approves New Village Center Development on Columbia Pike

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., recently added another chapter to its long history of success in representing new developments along Columbia Pike. On February 20, Cathy Puskar and Matt Allman secured County Board approval of the new Village Center development, pursuant to the Columbia Pike Commercial Centers Form Based Code. The Village Center development, […]

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Poland Hill Will Embody Progress, Stewardship, and Community in Loudoun County

by on March 18, 2016
Poland Hill Will Embody Progress, Stewardship, and Community in Loudoun County

The owners of a section of farmland in Loudoun County have decided the time is right to establish a perennial legacy on the land that provided for them for more than a century. For four generations, the Poland family has owned and farmed an area of Loudoun County south of Route 50 that once encompassed […]

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