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Updates to Arlington County Sign Ordinance

by on June 22, 2012

Since early 2011, County planning staff has been conducting public outreach and working with consultants to draft a Sign Ordinance that can be administratively regulated by codifying current County Board practices. The proposed ordinance may significantly impact the approval of future signage, most notably in the areas of roof-top signage, lighting and electronic communication. In […]

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Arlington Funeral Home Site Plan Approval

by on June 22, 2012

Nan Walsh, with assistance from Elizabeth McKeeby, led Crimson Partners though the approval process for a major site plan amendment for 3901 Fairfax Drive, notorious as the Arlington Funeral site. After two previous site plan approvals in 2004 and 2007 for residential development, also represented by Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, PC, the 2012 […]

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Town of Leesburg Application Fee Increases

by on December 20, 2010

On November 30, 2010, the Leesburg Town Council voted to approve Ordinance No. 2010-O-025 to revise the Review and Inspection Fee Schedule referenced in the Subdivision and Land Development regulations and the Zoning Ordinance. View full ordinance  

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Community Development Authorities Article Published by University of Richmond Law Review

by on December 16, 2010

The article, appearing in the most recent edition of the University of Richmond Law Review, was written by Andrew A. Painter, an associate at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich, and Walsh, P.C., and explores Community Development Authorities (“CDAs”), including an overview of their history, legal structure, process, and use across the Commonwealth. Virginia’s local governments are […]

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Significant Changes Proposed For PWC Environment Chapter

by on November 12, 2010

Pete Dolan pdolan@pw.thelandlawyers.com The Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) is scheduled to review changes that would overhaul the Environment Chapter of the County’s Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on December 7, 2010. The BOCS will have two versions of the draft Chapter to consider: one prepared by County Planning staff and a […]

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DCSM Revisions – New Landscaping Requirements

by on November 12, 2010

Pete Dolan pdolan@pw.thelandlawyers.com The Prince William County Planning Commission held a public hearing on November 3, 2010 and voted to recommend to the BOCS approval of changes to the DCSM landscaping requirements as prepared by County staff. The changes would increase the amount of plantings required in buffers and landscape strips without increasing required widths. […]

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Revisions to the Stafford County Comprehensive Plan

by on November 12, 2010

Stafford County is currently undertaking a major Comprehensive Plan update, which includes the designation of eight Urban Development Areas (UDAs) and four redevelopment areas. The next Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for November 17, 2010 and the Board of Supervisors hearing is scheduled for December 12, 2010. The anticipated designation of UDAs is expected […]

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Development authorities need a look in recession

by on September 13, 2010

No one knows how the commonwealth’s dire $4.5 billion budget shortfall dilemma will be resolved, but it is likely that the General Assembly will again shift a significant portion of the state’s budgetary woes to local governments, effectively forcing them to raise local taxes to pay for education, public safety and social services. This year’s […]

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