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Novus Submits Rezoning Application to Develop Five-Acre Site at North Kings Highway

by on January 14, 2016
Novus Submits Rezoning Application to Develop Five-Acre Site at North Kings Highway

On December 7, 2015, Novus Property Holdings, LLC, submitted a rezoning application for approximately five acres of property located on the east side of Richmond Highway, south of its intersection with North Kings Highway. The site, generally referred to as part of King’s Crossing, is currently developed with four aging pad sites that have long […]

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Arlington County Board Approves Ballston Quarter Project

by on December 15, 2015
Arlington County Board Approves Ballston Quarter Project

On November 21, a major redevelopment project for Ballston Common Mall was approved by the Arlington County Board. The project, known as Ballston Quarter, includes a public-private partnership with the County and approval of three site plan amendments. Two of the amendments were requested by Forest City for the construction of a new mixed-use residential […]

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VRE Initiates a $4 Million Planning Study to Extend Railway Service in Prince William County

by on December 15, 2015
VRE Initiates a $4 Million Planning Study to Extend Railway Service in Prince William County

This past summer, the Virginia Railway Express initiated a $4 million planning study to determine the potential for expansion of commuter rail service to the Gainesville/Haymarket area. The study is part of a broader initiative to consider multimodal transportation improvement concepts along the I-66 corridor from Haymarket to the Capital Beltway, all of which are […]

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Robert Brant Joins the Land Lawyers

by on December 15, 2015
Robert Brant Joins the Land Lawyers

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., is pleased to announce that Robert Brant has joined the firm’s land use and zoning practice group. “Bob is a welcome addition to our firm,” said Mike Coughlin, Shareholder in the Prince William office and fellow Catholic University Law School alumnus. “He will be able to hit the ground […]

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The Land Lawyers’ Year in Review

by on December 15, 2015
The Land Lawyers’ Year in Review

For more than a year now, our attorneys and planners have reported on real estate development, zoning and rezoning approvals, and sector plan updates for Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Stafford, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Herndon, and on topics related to State and U.S. Supreme Court rulings and decisions on […]

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Employee Spotlight – Michael Romeo

by on December 15, 2015
Employee Spotlight – Michael Romeo

From an early age, middle school to be exact, Mike was a man with a plan … and more than a few schematics and diagrams. Most of them—cities and stadiums—were scribbled on the back and inside covers of his notebooks.  “I know my teachers and parents didn’t always appreciate me drawing during class, but I […]

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Washingtontonian profiles The Land Lawyers in “Top Lawyers” Special Section

by on November 24, 2015
Washingtontonian profiles The Land Lawyers in “Top Lawyers” Special Section

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Pentagon Centre Site Plan Given a Thumbs-Up

by on November 11, 2015
Pentagon Centre Site Plan Given a Thumbs-Up

On September 21, 2015, the Arlington County Board approved site plan amendments to the 17-acre Pentagon Centre site in Crystal City. These amendments will allow construction to move forward on the first of three phases in what will likely be a 40-year project. Phase 1 will include two LEED Silver high-rise residential buildings with a […]

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I-66 HOT Lanes Proposal Receives CTB Approval

by on November 11, 2015
I-66 HOT Lanes Proposal Receives CTB Approval

On October 27, Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) voted to approve a preferred alternative for improvements to I-66 from the Beltway to Haymarket. Dubbed the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project, the proposal calls for two high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes alongside three regular lanes in each direction, and a wide median to accommodate future transit […]

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Comprehensive Plan Adopted for Timber Ridge at Discovery Square

by on November 11, 2015
Comprehensive Plan Adopted for Timber Ridge at Discovery Square

On October 20, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a partial proffered condition amendment to allow for the completion of a residential community known as Timber Ridge at Discovery Square west of Centreville Road and south of McLearen Road in the Sully Magisterial District.   In 2007, the 67-acre property was approved for approximately 1,200 […]

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