The State of NoVa: Development


Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Fairfax vs. Prince George’s: As FBI HQ race heats up, is it acceptable to disparage the competition?

Fairfax economic director Gordon jokes about FBI being near crime

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Fairfax County | Tags:  Gerald Gordon, Fairfax County, Va., Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, FBI headquarters, Prince George's County, Md.

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Loudoun baseball-soccer stadium faces first big test Tuesday, both sides rallying supporters

Supporters of project and neighbors who oppose it both plan to be there

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Ashburn, Sports, Development | Tags:  Loudoun Hounds, Virginia Cavalry, Ashburn stadium, No Stadium on 7, One Loudoun, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Va.

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors

Vienna neighbors banded together to oppose paving popular parkland

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Forest, Tysons Corner, Old Courthouse Spring Branch Park, Save Tysons Last Forest, Pamela Konde, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Posted at 05:11 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Tysons Corner may be booming, but Tysons Forest is moving closer to staying green, unpaved

Fairfax transportation department says no road needed in 33-acre forest

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Tysons Forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park, Save Tysons Forest

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Plans for Loudoun-Prince William highway move forward; crossing to Md. under discussion

Public meetings held, study of crossing into Maryland begins

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Prince William County, Traffic, Development | Tags:  Loudoun-Prince William Highway, Northern Virgnia North-South Corridor, Loudoun County, Prince Wiliam County, Ashburn, Dumfries

Posted at 01:10 AM ET, 12/01/2012

A baseball-soccer stadium suddenly shifts location in Loudoun, and neighbors in Ashburn are stunned

A sudden move to One Loudoun portends trouble, residents say

By Tom Jackman  |  01:10 AM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Development, Sports | Tags:  Loudoun Hounds, Loudoun stadium, One Loudoun, No Stadium On 7, VIP Sports and Entertainment, Miller & Smith, Kincora Village

Posted at 05:36 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Fairfax County trying to lure FBI HQ to Springfield

The government already owns big space near the Franconia Metro

By Tom Jackman  |  05:36 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development | Tags:  FBI, FBI headquarters, Robert Mueller, Jeff McKay

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Washingtonians love their jobs, lives. Surprised?

A Post poll finds large majorities happy with work-life balance.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development | Tags:  Work, Life, Job satisfaction, Sunday Post Magazine

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Fairfax board takes big step in removing planned road through Tysons Corner’s last green space

A planned highway ramp through a Tysons Corner park is meeting resistance.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development, Fairfax County, Vienna | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Tysons forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County

Posted at 01:38 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Spanx now have their own store in Tysons Corner

A sign of Tysons’ cosmopolitan flair, or just another boutique in a mall?

By Tom Jackman  |  01:38 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Spanx, Tysons Corner, Spanx store, Ann Blakely

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Tysons’ last green space on verge of being saved

A road through Old Courthouse Spring Branch forest may be nixed.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development, Vienna | Tags:  Tysons forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch forest, Save Tysons Forest Coalition, Pam Konde, Cathy Hudgins, Tysons Corner

Posted at 02:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Fairfax County woman builds livable ‘tiny house’ as part of sustainability movement

A Fairfax County resident has built a 210-square-foot home for her master’s degree.

By Donna Peterson  |  02:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development, Manassas | Tags:  Sarah McNair, tiny house, American Public University

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Landmark Bob Peck Chevrolet diamonds, facade reappear on new glass tower in Arlington

A car dealership was demolished in 2006, but the new building that took its place pays its respects.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Development | Tags:  Bob Peck Chevrolet, Arlington, Ballston, Glebe Road

Posted at 12:53 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Sustainable, million dollar homes — a green residential community launches in Fairfax

Five-acre lots with their own mini-farms, water, natural gas and septic fields try to create a new standard for sustainable housing.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:53 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville, Development, Fairfax County | Tags:  Jay Zawatsky, sustainable living, green living, Foxmont, Diane Basheer

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The Tri-County Parkway is looking like a done deal for Loudoun, Prince William counties

The major north-south highway will skirt the western edge of the Manassas battlefield.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Development, Manassas, Prince William County, Loudoun County | Tags:  Tri-County Parkway, Bi-County Parkway, Sean Connaughton, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Manassas battlefield

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Reston National Golf Course owner hints at tearing it out, building on land near two new Metro stations

The owner’s attempt to define the course’s zoning status has neighbors fearful they want to redevelop the course.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Development | Tags:  Reston National Golf Course, Reston, RN Golf Management LLC

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Loudoun County on verge of landing high-level minor league pro soccer franchise

The NASL team will share a proposed stadium with the minor league baseball Hounds in the proposed Kincora development in Sterling.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Sterling, Sports, Development | Tags:  Loudoun soccer, NASL, Kincora Village Center

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Titans of Tysons Corner meet, start building city

New buildings from Macerich and Lerner are underway on Route 123 between the two malls.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Tyson's Corner | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Lerner Enterprises, Macerich Co.

Posted at 05:04 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Loudoun-Prince William Highway is not the ‘Outer Beltway,’ but it’s a big, controversial road

Both counties are planning for a major north-south roadway, though some say resources should be spent on east-west travel.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Loudoun County, Development, Traffic | Tags:  Loudoun County, Prince William County, Loudoun-Prince William Highway

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Arlington trolley project facing serious pushback

Many think articulated buses would be the better option for Columbia Pike.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Development | Tags:  Arlington County, streetcars, trolleys

Posted at 04:04 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Tysons Corner’s last green space: Will it be paved to make way for Tysons City?

Plans for an urban street grid may call for destroying a beloved park and important watershed.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:04 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Fairfax County, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Alexandria’s Old Town Theater may live yet

The new owner originally planned retail, but has had a change of heart.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Nightlife, Development | Tags:  Old Town Theater

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Springfield Mall to close, become Springfield Town Center

Its owners plan to gut the mall, build a Springfield Town Center around it and revitalize the area.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:18 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Development | Tags:  Springfield Mall

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Arlington, Fairfax bringing streetcars back to life

As part of its redevelopment of Columbia Pike, Arlington and Fairfax counties hope to launch a 4.7-mile streetcar route from Baileys Crossroads to Pentagon City, then expand to Crystal City and beyond.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, Development, Traffic | Tags:  Streetcars, Virginia

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Northrop Grumman opens its HQ in Falls Church

The giant defense, aerospace and IT firm relocates its headquarters from Los Angeles to the Fairview Park office park just off Route 50 and the Beltway in the Falls Church area.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:58 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development | Tags:  Northrop Grumman, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Loudoun becoming The King of Data (Centers)

A boom in computer companies locating their servers and data centers in Loudoun County, particularly Ashburn, is renewing the relevance of the Dulles Corridor after AOL’s rise and fall.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Development | Tags:  data centers: Virginia

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Tysons Metro parking? Fuhgeddaboutit

The four new Metro stations at Tysons Corner are only two years away. And there is NO parking planned for any of them. Zero. Fairfax County is working on renting parking space, but that’s only short-term.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Metro, Development

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Great Falls assisted living home approved by Fairfax

Over some vociferous neighborhood opposition, a 94-bed assisted living home was approved by Fairfax supervisors for Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Opponents say they may appeal to the courts.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Development, Politics | Tags:  Brightview, Virginia