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The Arlington County, Virginia downtown district of Rosslyn will provide the region's latest case study of a commercial district leveraging land use regulations to activate a dormant nightlife.
7 hours ago   The Washington Post
A Methodist reverend has a vision of a portable living space for aging seniors that could be set up in a family's backyard. Local officials worry about them becoming permanent if zoning changes.
May 13, 2010   The Washington Post
Citizens in Tysons Corner worry that plans to densify the city don't offer enough incentives to developers to come to town.
May 5, 2010   Great Falls Connection
Plans to build dense urban villages around the new Metro stations in Tysons Corner have some landowners on the fringes feeling left out.
Apr 27, 2010   The Washington Post
Tysons Corner, Virginia, represents an unlikely pilot project for "desprawling" America's suburbs, but the expansion of Metro rail through the town has been seized by local officials as an opportunity to revamp the city's urban form and density.
Apr 22, 2010   Good
In Orange County, Virginia, a battle is heating up at the site of the civil war's Battle of the Wilderness. The Board of Supervisors has approved a WalMart nearby, but preservationists are challenging the decision in court.
Apr 21, 2010   Preservation Magazine
While the basis of last week's ruling is a 7-acre property, the decision temporarily opens the door for all agriculturally zoned properties in the county to be subdivided into 1-acre parcels.
Mar 4, 2010   Richmond Times-Dispatch
Amid the economic recession, Habitat for Humanity is transitioning from the construction of single-family homes to more affordable condominiums.
Feb 15, 2010   The Washington Post
Intercity rail service has begun operations in Virginia, connecting Lynchburg and Washington D.C.
Oct 4, 2009   The Washington Post
Lynchburg, VA approved a new regulation to control big box development in their city earlier this week, despite protests that it would hurt the economy of the area.
Sep 25, 2009   The Lynchburg News & Advance
A proposed Wal-Mart retail center near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia has preservationists up in arms.
Aug 25, 2009   NPR