Nick Maravell has been leasing the Brickyard site from the Montgomery County school district for more than 30 years. Now, soccer fields are set to be constructed there.
Nick Maravell has been leasing the Brickyard site from the Montgomery County school district for more than 30 years. Now, soccer fields are set to be constructed there.

Hawks used to look out to watch over for this piece of farmland for trouble. Soon, it will be parents and umpires monitoring kids pounding cleats on the land Nick Maravell once tilled. The change in land use tells a more complex story about school development, particularly at a time when open space

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is hoping the county's new economic development corporation will help attract more business and jobs to the jurisdiction.

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Census: Anne Arundel population tops 500,000, and growth is centered in west (Post, February 9, 2011; 10:51 PM)

Study: Pentagon should pay for transportation improvements necessitated by BRAC (Post, February 7, 2011; 7:53 PM)

From pastures to bedroom community, rapid growth in Linton Hall mirrors state (Post, February 6, 2011; 10:38 PM)

Team selected to lead redevelopment at New Carrollton Metro station, sources say (Post, February 6, 2011; 10:29 PM)

Virginia's latest plan for easing congestion (Post, February 5, 2011; 6:03 PM)

Former Md. housing secretary tapped for key D.C. economic development post (Post, January 21, 2011; 9:44 PM)

Washington area tied with Chicago for traffic congestion, study finds (Post, January 20, 2011; 12:05 AM)

Ronald V. Russell, former Pr. George's council chairman and county administrator, dies at 51 (Post, January 11, 2011; 8:27 PM)

Fairfax transportation officials study parking limits (Post, January 8, 2011; 7:30 PM)

Residents of village-like Kensington fret over development plans (Post, December 20, 2010; 9:56 PM)

Jack Johnson's stamp on affordable-housing program in Prince George's (Post, December 3, 2010; 10:53 PM)

Lieutenant governor carves out a role in Maryland (Post, October 26, 2010; 8:46 PM)

Prince George's council to consider controversial bills as several members prepare to leave office (Post, October 26, 2010; 12:13 AM)

Brandywine Crossing developer could get big bucks from next construction phase (Post, October 21, 2010)

Charles County needs an image makeover, advisory panel says (Post, October 21, 2010)

D.C. to unveil plans for redevelopment of Walter Reed (Post, October 14, 2010)

Prince George's may require builders to filter all runoff (Post, October 14, 2010)

Trust aims to link the green across N.Va.:  Group urges owners to conserve property for tax benefits (Post, October 14, 2010)

D.C. to unveil plans for redevelopment of Walter Reed (Post, October 13, 2010; 10:39 PM)

Battered housing market leaves people downsizing their dreams (Post, October 11, 2010; 7:17 PM)

Prince George's not likely to see boon from Andrews Air Force Base (Post, October 10, 2010; 10:12 PM)

Plans for Wartime Museum in Dale City set off skirmishes:  Neighbors fear effects on quality of life, bemoan county's communication (Post, October 3, 2010)

Online info is used to try to entice developers to Pr. George's Metro stations (Post, September 28, 2010; 10:54 PM)

New D.C. regional business group stirs unease as it pushes for area cooperation (Post, September 25, 2010; 10:57 PM)

Metro, Maryland seek developer to transform area around New Carrollton Station (Post, September 21, 2010; 10:31 PM)

Council plans public survey on regional toll road project (Post, September 16, 2010)

Hard times for Tysons Corner landowner when $1.2 million deal collapses:  A $1.2 million offer for family's land in Tysons Corner collapses (Post, August 24, 2010)

Skepticism reigns in SE over construction start of new Skyland Town Center:  SE development gets zoning approval, but legal and financial issues remain (Post, August 16, 2010)

Annandale parents recruited to study 'critical' school crowding:  Panel has been asked to recommend solutions for several schools (Post, August 12, 2010)

Prince William allows Avendale development in Rural Crescent:  Split vote allows 295 homes, secures road funds and land for recreation or schools (Post, August 8, 2010)

Gray lays out jobs plan for city with 10% unemployment (Post, August 5, 2010)

Development deal for land near New Carrollton Metro station:  Officials hail action, describe 'major shift' in Prince George's (Post, July 23, 2010)

Path considered for highway would slice through retreat property:  One path eyed for Midcounty Highway extension would slice through retreat property (Post, July 17, 2010)

Merry-Go-Round Farm tries to bring superior architecture to Potomac:  Surrounded by McMansions, developer strove for architectural significance (Post, July 17, 2010)

Missing in action on U.S. Route 1 (By Sharon Bulova, Jeff McKay and Gerry Hyland, July 11, 2010)

Richard W. Carr, 63:  Developer Richard W. Carr dies; helped restore D.C.'s Willard Hotel (Post, July 9, 2010)

Fairfax board to revisit plans to transform Baileys Crossroads:  Fairfax board to weigh redevelopment model once tied to Metro plan (Post, July 8, 2010)

A fair shake for Fairfax's other business corridor (Post, July 4, 2010)

A transit-friendly Tysons Corner would support growth, cut auto traffic (Post, June 27, 2010)

In N. Va., so many roads, so little repair money from VDOT: $1,024 in one case:  Area loses $67.7 million A 'perfect storm' on crumbling arterial lanes (Post, June 26, 2010)

Financing rules complicate search for dream condo:  Prices and interest rates favor buyers, but financing rules can be maddening (Post, June 26, 2010)

Transformed Tysons Corner still years away in Fairfax:  Many obstacles remain in way of urban center envisioned by Fairfax (Post, June 24, 2010)

Fairfax County supervisors authorize transformation of Tysons Corner:  Supervisors vote 8-2 for proposal to create livable urban center (Post, June 23, 2010)

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Outgoing Montgomery planning chairman dramatically shifted county's path:  Amid political conflicts, planning expert dramatically shifted Montgomery's path (Post, June 14, 2010)

Neighbors of East Falls Church Metro stunned by development idea:  Silver Line-related development proposed for East Falls Church (Post, June 14, 2010)

Alexandria council to wrap up planning for Potomac Yard:  Council to take action on mixed-use project with new Metro station (Post, June 12, 2010)

Hispanics pump up region's populations:  Census data show increasing presence in Maryland, Virginia (Post, June 11, 2010)

Work on Route 223 in Maryland on hold because of shortage in state funding (Post, June 10, 2010)

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Fairfax commissioners will consider scaling back Tysons Corner's transformation (Post, May 27, 2010)

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Planning needed to save farming, county says:  Agricultural Reserve credited for preserving Montgomery land (Post, May 13, 2010)

Traffic concerns could delay transfer of defense workers to Alexandria:  Congressman wants to limit transfer of defense workers to Alexandria (Post, May 11, 2010)

Crush of defense workers headed for N.Va. creates challenges, opportunities:  Crush of defense workers, fears of worse commutes challenge Va. (Post, May 9, 2010)

Montgomery council gives the go-ahead to 'science city' plan:  Bioscience center could boost county's efforts for new transit system (Post, May 5, 2010)

Northrop Grumman decides to move headquarters to Northern Virginia:  MD. AND D.C. LOSE OUT
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Smart growth incorporates lessons from planning mistakes (By Roger K. Lewis, April 24, 2010)

Public raises questions, concerns on Tysons Corner redevelopment plans:  Redevelopment rules worry landowners; Vienna pushes back (Post, April 23, 2010)

D.C. celebrates building opening at St. Elizabeths:  D.C. and hospital officials hope facility signals improved care (Post, April 23, 2010)

Prince George's County panel plans to promote local farming (Post, April 22, 2010)

Fairfax County to hold public hearing on Tysons Corner development (Post, April 20, 2010; 2:14 PM)

New building could mark new era for St. Elizabeths Hospital:  With modern building, mental hospital seeks to rebuild reputation (Post, April 19, 2010)

Why D.C. streetcars are 'preservationist' (Post, April 18, 2010)

Foes of Arlington County affordable housing project lose challenge (Post, April 14, 2010)

Drivers say Washington region's traffic has gone from bad to worse (Post, April 12, 2010)

Developers call for new regional entity to guide area's growth:  They say group of civic, business leaders needed to guide area's growth (Post, April 9, 2010)

Northrop Grumman narrows choices for its Washington area headquarters:  Arlington, Fairfax and Montgomery are in running for HQ (Post, April 2, 2010)

Metro woes may put federal funding for transit projects at risk:  Officials in D.C. region worry about getting federal funding (Post, April 1, 2010)

Activist works to protect Tysons from development:  Tysons activist takes on developers, officials on behalf of residents (Post, March 27, 2010)

People flock to live in D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront area despite commercial stall:  People flocking to live near Nationals Park, water despite slow commercial growth (Post, March 27, 2010)

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With development plan approved, the future of White Flint begins to take shape:  Project to bring taller buildings, more public transportation to Montgomery suburb (Post, March 24, 2010)

Arlington affordable housing dispute morphs into test of church-state separation:  Court set to hear suit alleging that housing deal breaches church-state wall (Post, March 21, 2010)

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McDonnell shows some successes in first legislative sessions:  Va. governor says other legislative plans will have to wait for cash, consensus (Post, March 15, 2010)

Montgomery County weighs Clarksburg development interests:  Montgomery County weighs sewer situation, development interests (Post, March 9, 2010)

Fairfax's affordable housing plan might not change Tysons:  Developers fear Fairfax guidelines on affordable residences are costly (Post, March 7, 2010)

Montgomery, Md., council approves new zoning rules for White Flint area (Post, March 2, 2010; 11:35 PM)

It takes more than stores to build a winning town center:  Officials envisioning town centers in aging areas confront cultural, economic hurdles (Post, February 28, 2010)

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Loudoun supervisors create limestone district to limit development:  DEVELOPMENT IS RESTRICTED Groundwater pollution, sinkholes seen as risks (Post, February 21, 2010)

Science city plan deepens rift between east, west Montgomery:  Montgomery's east side wonders why west side may get new Johns Hopkins city (Post, February 8, 2010)

Loudoun conservation easements grew 5 percent in 2009:  CONSERVATION EASEMENTS GROW Piedmont's share larger than Shenandoah National Park (Post, February 7, 2010)

Prince William County halts western growth, citing schools:  Board approves delay of permits in western end until new schools open (Post, February 7, 2010)

From seedy to sought-after: D.C.'s Mount Vernon Triangle becoming urban village:  Amid development push, Mount Vernon Triangle becoming urban village (Post, January 30, 2010)

Report shows how Montgomery, Fairfax measure up:  Fairfax residents have higher income, more job choices, data show (Post, January 27, 2010)

Fairfax County supervisors approve affordable housing plan:  Supervisors hope to end homelessness within next decade (Post, January 27, 2010)

Fairfax County sets Tysons Corner approval process timeline:  Fairfax County sets approval process timeline and guidelines (Post, January 22, 2010)

Overcrowding at D.C. youth detention center draws criticism:  Persistent overcrowding hinders agency's efforts to end court supervision (Post, January 21, 2010)

Prince William County defers development in Rural Crescent:  Residents weigh in Debate pits preservation against potential jobs (Post, January 17, 2010)

Metro-oriented neighborhood is planned for Tysons Corner:  Mixed-use complex designed to jazz up congested areas near future Silver Line (Post, January 15, 2010)

Federal funding shift could aid D.C. area transit projects:  OBAMA CHANGES FUNDING POLICY
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Transit-oriented neighborhood planned for Tysons West (Post, January 12, 2010; 1:21 PM)

D.C. area jurisdictions vie to become new home of Northrop Grumman headquarters:  HEADQUARTERS MOVING TO AREA
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