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JDRF Presents Art Walsh With Its 2016 Rapaport Lifetime Service Award

by on November 15, 2016
JDRF Presents Art Walsh With Its 2016 Rapaport Lifetime Service Award

Good Deeds For the past 19 years, Art Walsh has hosted an annual golf outing to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. After each outing, Art has stood in front of his many clients, colleagues, friends, and family and thanked them for their participation and generous contributions. […]

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Prince William County Approves Life Time Fitness at Virginia Gateway

by on November 15, 2016
Prince William County Approves Life Time Fitness at Virginia Gateway

On October 4, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously voted to approve a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning for Life Time Fitness, an approximately 125,000-square-foot resort-like fitness facility, with recreation and spa amenities, proposed near Virginia Gateway. Life Time Fitness worked with land use attorney Pete Dolan and land use planner Jessica […]

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Litigators Andy Burcher and Matt Westover Win Zoning Challenge

by on November 15, 2016
Litigators Andy Burcher and Matt Westover Win Zoning Challenge

Representing Janow, LLC, the owners of La Bergerie, a fine dining French restaurant in historic Old Town Alexandria, the litigators successfully defended a suit brought by neighbors challenging the City Council’s approval of the restaurant’s proposed relocation. In July 2014, Janow and its principals, Margaret and Laurent Janowsky, proposed relocating La Bergerie from its current […]

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Loudoun Initiates Comprehensive Plan Review

by on November 15, 2016
Loudoun Initiates Comprehensive Plan Review

A jurisdiction’s comprehensive plan is designed to provide public policy recommendations on issues related to growth, transportation, preservation, the environment, utilities, recreation, and more. While most comprehensive plans are drafted to be general in nature, their recommendations often form the basis to approve or deny legislative land use applications such as rezonings, special exceptions, and […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on November 15, 2016
Employee Spotlight

Leesburg, Virginia, is a very long drive from Naples, Italy, where Michelle Stapleton was born. Michelle is no stranger to long drives, and short putts, and bogies and birdies. She and her husband, Steve, are avid golfers, which is a good thing. Since 1988, Michelle has been Art Walsh’s assistant and the driving force behind […]

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Litigators Andy Burcher and Matt Westover Win Zoning Case

by on November 3, 2016

Rettig vs City of Alexandria Representing Janow LLC, the litigators defended the owners of La Bergerie, a restaurant located in the City of Alexandria’s historic Old Town in a suit brought by neighbors challenging the City Council’s approval of the restaurant’s proposed relocation. After a three-day trial, the judge ruled in favor of La Bergerie […]

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Splendid Weather Welcomes 140 Players to the 19th Annual JDRF Golf Outing at Westwood Country Club.

by on October 25, 2016
Splendid Weather Welcomes 140 Players to the 19th Annual JDRF Golf Outing at Westwood Country Club.

This year’s JDRF Golf Outing went off without a hitch or drop of rain. After having to reschedule the September event due to heavy rains, Art Walsh couldn’t have asked for better course conditions or a brighter day to raise money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. October 17 turned out to be a splendid […]

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Transportation Update—Five of Virginia’s Lesser Known but Important Projects

by on October 13, 2016
Transportation Update—Five of Virginia’s Lesser Known but Important Projects

Most area residents are familiar with VDOT’s plans to add express lanes to I-66, both “outside the beltway” and “inside the beltway,” which also happen to be the names for VDOT’s Transform 66 projects. Many may be aware that VDOT plans to widen Route 7 from four to six lanes between Reston Avenue and Jarret […]

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The Land Lawyers Defend Fairfax County in By-Right Subdivision Case

by on October 13, 2016
The Land Lawyers Defend Fairfax County in By-Right Subdivision Case

After losing in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Meadowbrook residents appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Representing Fairfax County, The Land Lawyers defended the County’s subdivision zoning ordinance addressing dedicated public right of way. In 1946, the original developer of a subdivision in Fairfax County called Meadowbrook recorded a deed and plat of subdivision creating […]

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Harris Teeter Grocery Chain to Open Large-Format Store and Fuel Station in Loudoun County

by on October 13, 2016
Harris Teeter Grocery Chain to Open Large-Format Store and Fuel Station in Loudoun County

At the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Braddock Road, the Kirkpatrick West Commercial Center is located in the heart of Loudoun’s fastest growing area. The population within two miles of the Kirkpatrick West Commercial Center in Loudoun County is projected to increase from just over 20,000 residents to more than 30,000 residents in as few […]

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