BREAKING: Fairfax Co. gets Northrop HQ

This just in: Northrop Grumman has purchased 2980 Fairview Park, near the corner of the Beltway and Route 50 in Fairfax County to house its corporate headquarters when it relocates from California. The defense contracting company is expected to bring 300 high-paying executive level jobs to Fairfax, a move courted heavily by Gov. McDonnell.

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Henrico County officials to discuss Innsbrook redevelopment

The Henrico CountyPlanning Commission will hold a public hearing about the proposed mixed-use designation for the Innsbrook area. A study draft released in May suggests gradually changing Innsbrook from what is today mostly office space to a walkable community with a mixture of office, retail, entertainment, and residential development.

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Housing policy advisory committee wants your input

Gov. McDonnell has embarked on a mission to create the Commonwealth's first statewide housing policy. The policy is expected to guide the Commonwealth's approach to issues such as homelessness, affordable housing, workforce housing, economic development, healthy neighborhoods, effective coordination with transportation, environmental issues and other housing related opportunities.

Property Management Coalition Conference

With top-rated speakers like Future Law's Chip Dicks, Lem Marshall, and prominent real estate attorney Grimes Creasy (just to name a few), this event is a must-attend for professional and rookie property managers alike to stay up to date – and out of trouble – in their businesses.

Wed, 11/17/2010 - 10:00 to Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:00
Omni Charlottesville Hotel 235 West Main Street Charlottesville 22902 (434) 971-5500

Prince William County to seize disputed land

Prince William County supervisors have voted to compel an 83-year-old woman and her sons, Parker Family LLC, to turn over their $100,000 parcel of land -- without compensation.

“They basically just get the property,” said Sally Hankins, attorney for Parker Family LLC. “The county is going to file a document … saying they’re initiating a quick-take on the property.” The filing will claim the property's value as zero, allowing the the county to take it without payment.

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Wetlands violations risky, and expensive

Wetlands may be hard to spot -- and disturbing them without obtaining the required permits can be very expensive.

Kurt Lorenz found that out the hard way after he bought 22 acres of vacant land in southern Chesapeake. He didn't know that the property contained wetlands, and started work on a horse barn. Today, he faces a $22,750 fine from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, plus a $50,000 expense to restore the disturbed wetlands.

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