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Fairfax County Welcomes the St. James Sport & Wellness Complex

by on April 13, 2016
Fairfax County Welcomes the St. James Sport & Wellness Complex

Last month, the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the proposed development of the St. James Sports and Wellness Complex. When completed, the complex will house a sports, fitness, and wellness facility in addition to offices for sports medicine providers. Land Use attorney Lynne Strobel and Senior Land Use Planner Inda Stagg led the […]

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Employee Spotlight – Kelly Pelletier

by on April 13, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Kelly Pelletier

She has only ever lived in Northern Virginia but, as a young girl, Kelly had her sights set on Hollywood. It was her grandmother, though, who planted her family’s roots in Virginia and directed Kelly to a more practical career path. Kelly’s grandmother worked as a legal secretary for Simmons and Colburn, just across the […]

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Rosslyn Plaza Approved

by on April 6, 2016
Rosslyn Plaza Approved

Art Walsh and Evan Pritchard’s case for Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Gould  Property Company, known as Rosslyn Plaza, was unanimously approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, March 12. The 7.65-acre Phased Development Site Plan project will include up to 2.5 million square feet of new offices, residences, retail, and hotel uses. Improvements will also include multiple open space […]

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Virginia Farm Winery Stands Up to National Conservation Organization

by on March 18, 2016
Virginia Farm Winery Stands Up to National Conservation Organization

A February ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court alters the landscape for owners of property subject to open space and conservation easements and the private and public organizations that attempt to enforce them. Owners of property subject to conservation or open space easements should be encouraged by a recent Court decision. In a published opinion […]

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Fairfax Resumes Long-Awaited Dulles Area Planning Effort

by on March 18, 2016
Fairfax Resumes Long-Awaited Dulles Area Planning Effort

After a brief hiatus, the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) is reviving its Dulles Suburban Center Study (PA 2013-III-DS1) to analyze the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan’s land use recommendations for the Dulles Suburban Center. Like a business plan, a jurisdiction’s comprehensive plan, which provides the framework for how a community will grow, […]

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Arlington County Board Approves New Village Center Development on Columbia Pike

by on March 18, 2016
Arlington County Board Approves New Village Center Development on Columbia Pike

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., recently added another chapter to its long history of success in representing new developments along Columbia Pike. On February 20, Cathy Puskar and Matt Allman secured County Board approval of the new Village Center development, pursuant to the Columbia Pike Commercial Centers Form Based Code. The Village Center development, […]

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Poland Hill Will Embody Progress, Stewardship, and Community in Loudoun County

by on March 18, 2016
Poland Hill Will Embody Progress, Stewardship, and Community in Loudoun County

The owners of a section of farmland in Loudoun County have decided the time is right to establish a perennial legacy on the land that provided for them for more than a century. For four generations, the Poland family has owned and farmed an area of Loudoun County south of Route 50 that once encompassed […]

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City of Alexandria Approves Development of 2901 Eisenhower Avenue

by on March 18, 2016
City of Alexandria Approves Development of 2901 Eisenhower Avenue

Well-known for her expertise on land-use matters, Cathy Puskar faced a rare public hearing double-header on February 20 when she appeared before two different Boards in two different jurisdictions. After winning approval for Village Center in the morning, Cathy raced over to the City of Alexandria to present the case for 2901 Eisenhower Avenue, securing a […]

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Town of Leesburg Initiates “Envision East Market” Planning Process

by on March 18, 2016
Town of Leesburg Initiates “Envision East Market” Planning Process

In its 2016 winter newsletter, the Town of Leesburg’s Planning and Zoning Department reported it had initiated “Envision East Market” in a move to establish a clear vision for the future of the critical eastern gateway to the Town. “Envision East Market”—the name given to the East Market Street Small Area Plan—was established on February […]

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March Is Women’s History Month

by on March 18, 2016
March Is Women’s History Month

This month, the firm would like to acknowledge all the women who have broken through barriers, achieved their goals, and created pathways for future generations of women. To do this, we are paying a special tribute to Arabella “Belle” Babb Mansfield, the first female attorney admitted to the legal profession in the United States. We […]

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