The Land Lawyers Blog

Residential Modifications to “EDS Site”

by on December 14, 2012

On November 20, 2012, an associate in WCL&W’s Arlington office, representing Timber Ridge at EDS, LLC, an entity of the EPH Group, received unanimous support from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to allow modifications to a 37-acre portion of the “EDS Site” located at the intersection of Centreville Road and Wall Road. The Applicant […]

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Redevelopment of Bergmann’s Drycleaner’s Site

by on December 14, 2012

On December 8, 2012, Nan Walsh presented to the Arlington County Board the proposed redevelopment of the Bergmann’s Drycleaner’s site, located at the intersection of North Veitch Street and Lee Highway, less than a half mile from the Courthouse Metro Station. In unanimously approving the project, the County Board discussed policy issues including the exemption […]

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Transportation Projects Update

by on December 12, 2012

The following list identifies some major road projects in Northern Virginia (including the Stafford and Fredericksburg area) that are in the design or right-of-way acquisition phase. If you would like more information on these projects than is set out below, or if your property is affected by one of the projects, you are invited to […]

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City of Alexandria New Sanitary Sewer Master Plan

by on December 11, 2012

On December 17, 2012, the City of Alexandria’s Planning Commission will hold a workshop to allow for additional community consideration of a proposed Sanitary Sewer Master Plan that, if adopted, will provide for funding strategies that will significantly increase connection fees for multi-family development. If you or your company is developing new multi-family projects in […]

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Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

by on November 8, 2012

During its past session, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill No. 240, which authorized a ballot question on November 6th on whether Virginia should amend its Constitution to further restrict the exercise of eminent domain. The full text of the bill, including the constitutional amendment and ballot question can be found at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?121+ful+SB240. The voters […]

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Town of Leesburg Historic District

by on November 8, 2012

On September 6, 2012 the Town of Leesburg Board of Architectural Review granted the Certificates of Appropriateness required to implement the redevelopment of land owned by the Arundel family, and on which the Loudoun Times-Mirror (LTM) bases its operation in the heart of the downtown Leesburg historic district. This project is significant for the Town […]

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The Estate Tax and Gifting Game of 2012

by on October 9, 2012

Nearly every time I go into an estate planning meeting the first question my client asks is, “What’s going to happen with the estate tax next year.” Unfortunately, I cannot provide my clients with an answer I would be willing to bet on. For those of you who do not understand what prompts the initial […]

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Loudoun Metro Tax Districts Public Hearing

by on October 9, 2012

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted to hold a public hearing on October 17, 2012 to discuss the three tax districts that will provide the funding to construct and maintain Metrorail in Loudoun County. The three tax districts consist of the Metrorail Service District; the Airport Station Service District; and the Route 772 Station […]

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Condominium and Homeowner Association Development Update

by on October 9, 2012

The Virginia General Assembly has enacted new laws which require all associations (Homeowner Associations and Condominium Associations) to adopt complaint resolution procedures, and cost recovery policies. These laws are currently in effect, and though the main impact is on existing communities, developers need to make certain that their management companies have the necessary policies and […]

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Adding High End Townhomes to Lake Manassas Community

by on October 9, 2012

A new town home development at Lake Manassas was recently approved by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. A 12-acre parcel of land, previously slated for a hotel/conference center or office use, was successfully rezoned for 70 townhomes with Mike Lubeley and Susan Flanigan working with the representatives of Lake Manassas, LLC. The community […]

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