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Employee Spotlight – Christine Gleckner

by on March 18, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Christine Gleckner

Although she was born in Richmond, Christine’s father’s job as an internal auditor for DuPont required the family to move around some. By the time she entered high school, her family was settled in Delaware. Christine attended college at the University of Delaware in Newark, where, during an urban studies course, the director of planning […]

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Reston Network Analysis Considers Important Transportation Improvements

by on February 11, 2016
Reston Network Analysis Considers Important Transportation Improvements

A key issue for ensuring quality, sustainable development in Reston is the important relationship between transportation and land use. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has recently initiated a new planning effort, known as the “Reston Network Analysis,” to ascertain cost-effective ways to enhance Reston’s street network around the Wiehle/Reston East, Reston Town Center, and […]

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Lennar Files Applications to Build Multifamily Building in Alexandria

by on February 11, 2016
Lennar Files Applications to Build Multifamily Building in Alexandria

Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC, has filed a series of applications to allow an approximately 356-unit, six-story multifamily building near the Huntington Metro Station. The approximately 6.32-acre site has been approved for office use since 1991, but has remained vacant over the years. The site is directly south of Cameron Run where Fairfax County is designing […]

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Fairfax County Implements Pilot Program to Streamline Rezoning Application Process

by on February 11, 2016
Fairfax County Implements Pilot Program to Streamline Rezoning Application Process

In a move to streamline the rezoning application submission process, the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning has launched ePlans, an online submission program that will help simplify the application review process. Attorney Sara Mariska participated in the pilot program and had this to say: “Printing and managing the required documentation for an application […]

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Crosspointe Center Approved for Development

by on February 11, 2016
Crosspointe Center Approved for Development

The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted January 27 to approve a major proffer condition amendment for the Crosspointe Center development located in the Shawnee Magisterial District, adjacent to Interstate 81 at the Exit 310 Interchange. These changes were a consequence of an agreement among Glaize, Inc. (the owner and developer of Crosspointe), VDOT, and […]

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Potomac Landfill, Inc., Reaches Historic Agreement with Town of Dumfries

by on February 11, 2016
Potomac Landfill, Inc., Reaches Historic Agreement with Town of Dumfries

The Town of Dumfries and the owners of Potomac Landfill, Inc., made Virginia land use history at the February 2 Town Council meeting. PLI and the Council agreed to enter into a “host fee agreement” centered on three provisions that are unprecedented for a Virginia Construction, Demolition, and Debris (CDD) landfill. First, the agreement provides […]

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Employee Spotlight – Ed Encarnacion

by on February 11, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Ed Encarnacion

Accountant Ed Encarnacion adjusted to the firm’s culture within hours of starting his job. But before he accepted the position, he wasn’t sure if he’d be working for attorneys like Matlock, Claire Huxtable, or Saul Goodman, or if his days would play out like an episode of L.A. Law or Ally McBeal. (Disclaimer—Ed acknowledges he […]

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The Boro – Work, Live, Play Community Will Transform 18+ Acres in Tysons

by on January 14, 2016
The Boro – Work, Live, Play Community Will Transform 18+ Acres in Tysons

On January 12, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a large rezoning and redevelopment application for The Meridian Group next to the Greensboro Metro Station in Tysons. Known as “The Boro,” the 18+-acre site was rezoned from the High Intensity Office (C-4) District to the Planned Tysons Corner (PTC) District to permit a mixed-use, […]

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Blackburn Project Promises to Transform 128 Acres in the Gainesville District

by on January 14, 2016
Blackburn Project Promises to Transform 128 Acres in the Gainesville District

On November 17, 2015, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors approved the Blackburn project, a plan that promises to transform the Balls Ford Road/Ashton Avenue corridors located in the Gainesville District of the County. On behalf of the applicant, Shareholder Jay du Von and Land Use Planner Marian Harders presented a robust proffer package […]

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Employee Spotlight-Jonelle Cameron

by on January 14, 2016
Employee Spotlight-Jonelle Cameron

Average was not a word in her vocabulary growing up. “I decided I wanted to become an attorney when I was 12,” says Jonelle, “and my mother did everything in her power to make sure I was successful.” Encouraged to leave her small New England town when it came time for college, Jonelle set out […]

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