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Loudoun Supports Silver Line, Funding Questions Remain

by on July 20, 2012

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted 5-4 on July 3rd to affirm its support for Phase 2 of the Silver Line (Yes: York, Buona, Letourneau, Reid, and Williams; No: Clarke, Delgaudio, Higgins, and Volpe). Phase 2 of the Silver Line will extend from Wiehle Avenue in Reston to the Route 772 station in Loudoun […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Overturns Long Lane

by on July 20, 2012

In an opinion handed down on June 7, 2012, the Virginia Supreme Court reversed the Loudoun County Circuit Court’s decision in Long Lane Associates Limited Partnership v. Town of Leesburg and held that an adjoining landowner in a development subject to common proffers has no vested right in the continuation of the original zoning. Long […]

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Rezoning Approval Yields 393 Homes and Permanent Conservation

by on July 20, 2012

Pete Dolan recently obtained rezoning and Comprehensive Plan amendment approvals for the Villages of Piedmont project in Prince William County. The Property, comprised of approximately 493 acres, is located south of I-66, at the intersection of Route 15 and Market Ridge Boulevard. The project’s unique cluster design includes 393 new homes (including single family detached […]

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Arlington County Board Revised Green Building Measures

by on June 22, 2012

The Arlington County Board has approved changes to its Green Building Incentive program to encourage greater energy efficiency in buildings in the county. Arlington’s focus on energy efficiency could result in a lower level of LEED certification. Bonus density has also been revised. Arlington County has prided itself on its effort to create a more […]

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Rosslyn Sector Plan

by on June 22, 2012

Rosslyn, connected to the District of Columbia by the Key Bridge, is considered by many as Arlington County’s “downtown” of the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. It includes a significant amount of office space, a number of corporate and government tenants, and is the location of the new Artisphere. There has been recent development activity in Rosslyn with […]

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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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