The Land Lawyers Blog

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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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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