The Land Lawyers Blog

Statute Crafted from Koontz Decision to Remedy Unconstitutional Overreach

by on November 3, 2014
Statute Crafted from Koontz Decision to Remedy Unconstitutional Overreach

On June 25, the Virginia General Assembly passed a statute spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. James River Water Management District, a case arising out of Florida. The statute provides a remedy for a violation of federal constitutional law for a locality’s imposition of an “unconstitutional condition” in the form […]

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One-Million Square Feet of Mixed Use Approved in Arlington

by on June 23, 2014
One-Million Square Feet of Mixed Use Approved in Arlington

On June 14, 2014, Virginia land use attorney, Nan Walsh, presented to the Arlington County Board a project comprised of approximately 1 million square feet located in Rosslyn, on behalf of Monday Properties. Specifically, the County Board approved a major redevelopment plan known as 1401 Wilson Boulevard and 1400 Key Boulevard, located at the prominent intersection […]

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Amendment Allows New Hotel in Arlington

by on June 13, 2014
Amendment Allows New Hotel in Arlington

On March 15, 2014, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved a General Land Use Plan Amendment, rezoning, and site plan to allow an 161-unit hotel at 2401 Wilson Boulevard in the Courthouse area of Arlington, VA. The Arlington County Board also approved a use permit to allow a Unified Residential Development to permit four (4) […]

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Virginia Square/Latitude Site

by on December 11, 2013
Virginia Square/Latitude Site

At the November 16, 2013 Arlington County Board Hearing, Board Member, Libby Garvey, stated that [She] ” …felt it was one of the best changes we could make for the community and although she hears the importance of the Sector Plan, she supports the motion.” She was affirming her position on voting in favor of […]

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Nan Walsh Braves High Winds and Neon Vest at Topping-Out Party

by on June 28, 2013

Nan Walsh with Cecelia Cassidy, Editor and Publisher of the publication “Rosslyn” at the 1812 N Moore Street Topping-Out Party Nan worked for 2 years with Monday Properties on the zoning entitlements for their landmark building located at 1812 N. Moore Street in Arlington. This 35-story, 390-foot high office building is now the tallest building […]

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City of Fairfax Approves Multi-Family Redevelopment

by on June 26, 2013

In recent years, the City of Fairfax has been reluctant to support multi-family development; however, in a significant decision on May 14, 2013, the City of Fairfax approved redevelopment of 110 existing and outdated garden-style units in the Layton Hall Apartment complex with a 360 unit, multi-family development. The approved development is comprised of high […]

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Design Professionals Can Now Limit their Liability Through Contract

by on June 20, 2013

These provisions typically limit a party’s liability to the amount of the contract or some predetermined amount. Historically, such provisions have been generally enforceable in Virginia for everyone except design professionals — that is, engineers, architects, and/or surveyors. Until recently, provisions limiting the liability of design professionals were often held unenforceable, because Virginia law prohibited […]

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Arlington County Zoning Update

by on March 11, 2013

Realize Rosslyn Underway In December 2012, Arlington County kicked off the review and update of the Rosslyn Sector Plan with a community visioning workshop. A long range vision for Rosslyn was first created in 1977 with the adoption of the Rosslyn Transit Station Area Study. Subsequently, in 1992, the Rosslyn Station Area Plan Addendum put […]

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Town of Leesburg Adopts Crescent Design District

by on February 27, 2013

The Town of Leesburg adopted the Crescent Design District as part of the Zoning Ordinance on January 7, 2013. The goal of the Crescent Design District is to achieve a more urban style of development reminiscent of historic downtown Leesburg in the part of town located adjacent to the historic downtown. As such, the Crescent […]

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Tax Code Changes – Will They Impact You?

by on February 27, 2013

by Charles E. McWilliams, Jr. As tax season approaches I receive more frequent questions from my clients about what impact, if any, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”) will have on them this year. The short answer is, “it depends”, but for some clients, the impact may be dramatic. For those of you […]

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