The Land Lawyers Blog

Fairfax County Approves New Reston High-rise

by on April 30, 2018
Fairfax County Approves New Reston High-rise

  Over the past two decades, Reston Parkway has evolved into an attractive urban boulevard consisting of a series of landscaped areas punctuated by attractive high-rises. On March 20, 2018, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a new 20-story, 240-foot high-rise condominium at 1801 Old Reston Avenue, directly across from Reston Town Center. Proposed […]

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Recent Entitlement Approvals in the City of Manassas

by on April 30, 2018
Recent Entitlement Approvals in the City of Manassas

  The Prince William office land use team worked on two recent rezoning and special use permit approvals in the City of Manassas. Kena Shriners Moves to the City of Manassas The Manassas City Council recently approved the special use permit for Kena Holding Corporation, for 9500 Technology Drive. Shriners International is a fraternity with […]

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City of Alexandria Updates

by on April 30, 2018
City of Alexandria Updates

  In January and February of this year, the City of Alexandria approved significant changes to the commercial parking standards and the calculation of floor area. Amendments to Floor Area The floor area amendments effectively closed the loophole between the Building Code’s definition of “habitable space” as space with a ceiling height of greater than […]

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Sip and Stroll: New Virginia ABC Law Allows Open Containers in Certain Mixed-Use Developments

by on March 19, 2018
Sip and Stroll: New Virginia ABC Law Allows Open Containers in Certain Mixed-Use Developments

A recently enacted law authorizes some mixed-use developments in Virginia to obtain an ABC license allowing shopping center customers to carry open alcoholic beverages purchased from restaurants in the shopping center while they shop. Unlike other ABC licenses, this law allows customers to roam around a shopping center, including in stores, with open containers. The […]

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Fairfax County Approves Assisted Living Facility

by on March 19, 2018
Fairfax County Approves Assisted Living Facility

On January 11, 2018, the Fairfax County Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Silverstone Senior Living Development Company’s final development plan amendment (FDPA) application that was submitted regarding a portion of MetroWest, a 56.03-acre mixed-use development adjacent to the Vienna Metro Station. MetroWest is already developed with 500 single-family attached and multi-family dwelling units that […]

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Leesburg Approves Brickyard Infill Project

by on March 19, 2018
Leesburg Approves Brickyard Infill Project

Development continues apace in all corners of Northern Virginia, including in the Town of Leesburg, where the Town Council approved an exciting infill residential project known as “Brickyard” on January 9, 2018. Located on approximately eight acres behind the Leesburg Plaza Shopping Center, with frontage along Catoctin Circle, Brickyard will feature 59 rear-load townhomes in […]

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Business Transactions in the Age of Wire Fraud

by on March 19, 2018
Business Transactions  in the Age of Wire Fraud

Our judicial system often plays catch-up to our ever-changing society and practices. Despite hundreds of years of prior existing legislation and jurisprudence, our courts and lawmakers must often create laws in reaction to new and unforeseen problems created by a changing world. Likewise, we must all change our habits to react to new hazards and […]

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Options for Handling Cemeteries on Private Property

by on March 19, 2018
Options for Handling Cemeteries on Private Property

Prior to World War II, it was not uncommon, especially in rural areas, for families to bury their deceased family members in a small corner of their property. Now that some of those rural areas are not so rural anymore, a property owner may be surprised to find that their land is host to the […]

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Community Spotlight: Bill Fogarty

by on March 19, 2018
Community Spotlight: Bill Fogarty

  Virginia’s Land Sense last interviewed Bill Fogarty about his passion to serve the Arlington community back in 2016. Since then, he has continued his community involvement as a reading mentor with Everybody Wins! DC, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Walter T. McCarthy Law Library, and as a youth adviser […]

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Prince William County Welcomes State-of-the-Art Tennis Facility

by on February 21, 2018
Prince William County Welcomes State-of-the-Art Tennis Facility

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors announced that the United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) will move its headquarters from Reston to Prince William County. Land Use and Zoning attorneys Pete Dolan and Stephen Hall from the Firm’s Prince William office worked with USTA MAS and the Board of County Supervisors to […]

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