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Great Falls Approval

On January 24, 2017 McGuireWoods, on behalf of Gulick Group, Inc., secured the approval of a rezoning of 11 acres of the Hills Nursery in Great Falls from the R-A District to the R-1 District, Cluster. Gulick Group, a premier builder of luxury homes and communities in the Northern Virginia area, designed an environmentally sensitive,… Continue Reading

Proffer Related Legislation Becomes Law

Last week Governor McAuliffe signed into law a bill adopted by the Virginia General Assembly that will impact the permitted substance of proffered conditions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia – particularly as related to projects with a residential component.  The new law has the potential to significantly affect the legal positions of landowners and developers and creates… Continue Reading

Beware of the Restrictive Covenants

You found the perfect property!  The price is great and the location is where any developer wants to be—in a growing area, with strong economic indicators and access to public transit.  Not so fast, you forgot one important detail. Restrictive covenants are binding legal obligations recorded against the property. Along with declarations, restrictive covenants can… Continue Reading