In this month’s Employee Spotlight we would like to highlight and congratulate the City of Alexandria Land Use & Zoning team.
The dynamic team, Cathy Puskar, Bob Brant, and Caroline Herre, received unanimous approval for the redevelopment of the existing Potomac Yard Regal Cinema site into the Virginia Tech/North Potomac Yard Innovation District. They each took on key roles in the project and ensured that every step represented the client’s best interests through the approval process.
Having joined Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh in November 1998, Cathy Puskar’s practice focuses on land use and zoning matters in the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. With an in-depth knowledge of the law, process, politics, and people required to achieve her clients’ goals, Cathy has successfully represented a number of clients in obtaining the necessary entitlements for a variety of projects including major residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments. Cathy represents major landowners with development approvals in significant planning areas within the City of Alexandria, including North Potomac Yard, Potomac Yard/Potomac Greens, Beauregard, and Eisenhower East. In addition, Cathy has the distinction of having represented clients in the approval process for the majority of the Arlington County Columbia Pike Commercial Revitalization and Neighborhoods Form Based Code Projects that have been developed to date.
A long-time resident of Northern Virginia, Bob joined the firm in 2015 and works in the firm’s Land Use & Zoning practice group. His practice focuses on securing zoning and land use entitlements including rezonings, special permits, and special exceptions.
Caroline joined the Firm as a Land Use Planner in 2017 after completing her graduate degree in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia.