Virginia

A controversial zoning decision paved the way for a large assisted living facility in Alexandria, Virginia. The need for such a drastic measures reflects a growing need to plan for aging populations.
Feb 18, 2015   Alexandria Times
A proposed Wal-Mart retail center near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia has preservationists up in arms.
Aug 25, 2009   NPR
A $276 million mixed-use remake of a 1973-era mall is opening on Interstate 64 in southeastern Virginia. While the retail is trickling in, the housing element is filling up quickly.
Jul 27, 2009   New Urban News
Plans to build a Wal-Mart and parking lot near a historic Civil War battlefield has spurred a bi-partisan protest from Virginia's top officials.
Jul 17, 2009   The Washington Post
Fairfax County, Virginia is contemplating making the switch. Officials say the goal is to have control over local funding decisions, particularly in regards to road maintenance.
Jul 2, 2009   TheCityFix
Though they are still striving for social tolerance, mobile homes have managed to achieve a certain legal acceptance.
Jun 9, 2009   Virginia Lawyers Weekly
The Stafford Board of Supervisors opposed an ordinance which would require a minimum buildable lot area for agriculturally zoned parcels.
Jun 6, 2009   The Free Lance-Star
Reporter Ben Adler travels to Leesburg, VA without a car and reports on the difficulties he experiences getting around. In comparison, Ben walks with ease around Kentlands, a New Urbanist development in Maryland.
May 6, 2009   The American Prospect
Virginia recently announced new rules governing the connectivity and width of streets. Some new urbanists bemoan that they may have muffed an opportunity to make the new standards even better.
Apr 26, 2009   New Urban News
The second phase of a rail line extending to Dulles International Airport is slated for completion in December 2016--later than expected--thanks to delays in getting Congressional funding for the first half of the project.
Apr 24, 2009   The Washington Post
The Virginia Department of Transportation is painting zig-zag lines in the middle of traffic lanes in an effort to get motorists to slow down as they near a bike trail and pedestrian path.
Apr 22, 2009   WTOP