A Beacon of Hope, Just Outside DC

This article examines the unique success of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, of Northern Virginia, where retail and new apartments have thrived, despite the economy.

"The transit-related development in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor has won national recognition for smart growth that mixes offices, shops and living quarters close to subway stops. 'We really worked on creating a sense of place, and on what kind of development we wanted near our Metro hubs,' said Barbara A. Favola, chairwoman of the county's governing board."

Full Story: An Oasis of Stability Amid a Downturn

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