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Loudoun County Sidesteps New Proffer Restrictions

Loudoun County has approved actions to avoid the new proffer restrictions that become effective on July 1, 2016.  On June 23, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to create three new “small area comprehensive plans” comprising what is now the Suburban Policy Area, where most rezonings are expected.  Each small area plan will encompass one… Continue Reading
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William

New Virginia Statute Means Developers Should File Rezoning Applications Before July 01, 2016.

A new Virginia State statute governing what proffers local governments may and may not require of residential developers is set to become effective July 01, 2016. The bill injects a significant amount of legal uncertainty into the proffer process and is highly likely to make the proffer negotiation process even more difficult to navigate as… Continue Reading

Loudoun Silver Line CPAM Starts Down the Tracks

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors initiated the plan amendment process for properties around the two Loudoun Metro stations on March 17.  The board’s motion included plan boundaries, shown above, and a detailed schedule leading to adoption of a plan amendment in November 2016.  The eight phase process will allow landowners to present ideas for… Continue Reading

Loudoun County Board Initiates New Comprehensive Plan

  The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors initiated the process for a New Comprehensive Plan on March 1 and directed staff to present a Plan Charter to the Transportation and Land Use Committee for its consideration and recommendation for endorsement by the full Board of Supervisors.  This will be the first major re-write in 16 years. The… Continue Reading
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun

Your Property, Your (Vested) Rights?

When you begin the process of strategizing a potential investment property you may consider many factors including the zoning classification.  Is it zoned commercial, residential or industrial?  What are the height and density constraints?  What uses are permitted by-right versus by special permit?  You may have a vision for the parcel that is dependent on… Continue Reading

Board Clears Way for Ashburn Metro Station; Relieves Phasing

          The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved changes to the Loudoun Station Zoning District needed to start construction of the Ashburn (Route 772) Silver Line Metro Station at its last meeting in December 2015.  The proffer and concept plan amendments authorize a new commuter parking garage, transit connector bridge and expansion of the… Continue Reading