Michael G. Romeo

Michael G. Romeo

Land Use Planner

One East Market Street, Suite 300
Leesburg, VA 20176-3014
703.737.3633 x5772
703.737.3632 (Fax)



A native of Reston, Michael joined WCL&W in 2004 and primarily focuses on managing the legislative approval process for clients seeking rezonings, special exceptions, zoning modifications, and other land use approvals. Michael has gained extensive experience through his work in Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg and has been involved in several projects in other Northern Virginia municipalities. In addition to providing project management experience, Michael has a thorough understanding of local zoning ordinance, comprehensive plan, subdivision and site plan standards as well as significant experience in drafting proffer statements, zoning determination request letters, statements of justification, and various other land use documents.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a national homebuilder in a transit station area rezoning to accommodate a 496-unit multi-family project in Loudoun County
  • Represented a national fitness corporation in a zoning ordinance text amendment and special use permit for a child care center in the City of Fairfax
  • Garnered the necessary special exception approvals and transportation modifications for the development of an indoor/outdoor athletic complex in Loudoun County
  • Represented a local church in the attainment of special exception and sewage permit approvals in the Rural Policy Area of Loudoun County
  • Represented a furniture company in the rezoning of a split-zoned parcel in the Town of Leesburg
  • Represented a developer in a zoning ordinance modification to allow for the construction of unique home designs and a special exception to allow for the construction of a community center within a Rural Village in Loudoun County
  • Represented a local manufacturing company in the zoning conversion of its property in the Route 28 corridor of Loudoun County

Community Involvement

  • Reston Planning and Zoning Committee
  • Route 28 Station, South Study Working Group
  • Virginia American Planning Association Legislative Committee

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning


Clemson University, M.C.R.P., City and Regional Planning, 2004
Appalachian State University, B.S., Community and Regional Planning, Geography, 2002

Professional Membership

American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute

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