Marian B. Harders

Marian B. Harders

Land Use Planner

4310 Prince William Pkwy, Ste 300
Prince William, VA 22192-5199
703.680.4664 x5121
703.680.6067 (Fax)


Marian joined the firm’s Prince William office in February 2005. Previously, she worked as a Project Analyst with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (formerly Shaw Pittman), and supported both the land use and transactional real estate teams within that firm’s Northern Virginia office. She has worked with multiple Northern Virginia jurisdictions including the City of Alexandria, and Fairfax, Loudoun, and Arlington Counties. As a land use planner in the Prince William office, Marian is actively engaged in the legal analysis of land use development practices with respect to rezoning, special use permit and conditional use permit cases within Prince William and Stafford Counties.

 Representative Experience

  • Advised client regarding entitlements for mixed-use project consisting of 550,000 square feet of retail space, 500,000 square feet of office space, and 500 residential units.
  • Managed rezoning process for 115-acre industrial site.
  • Managed entitlement process for national care sales distribution center. Provided continued support post zoning with respect to site development issues.
  • Provide counsel and guidance to residential, industrial, and commercial purchasers concerning the effects of site plan and zoning requirements on a parcel-specific basis.
  • Conduct research and prepare land use due diligence memos for clients entering into real estate transactions. Research involves analysis of all aspects of land use issues including transportation, environment, cultural resource, and landscape.

Professional Recognition

  •  American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Virginia Tech, Outstanding Graduating Student Award, 2004

Publications and Presentations

  •  Braddock Road Metro Station Plan: Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning Student Team. (This project won the 2004 Student Project Award by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association.)

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning

Civil Litigation


Virginia Tech, M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, 2004

Virginia Tech, Certificate of Graduate Study in Natural Resources, 2004

Emory University, B.A., Religion, 1986

Professional Membership

American Planning Association

Urban Land Institute

USGBC, National Capital Region Chapter

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