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New Look at Parking for 55-and-up Communities in Fairfax County

Seniors need their cars.

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Last Impression, Stay in Springfield

Board approves hotel on Backlick Road that had been long-time environmental and visual challenge.

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Business Outweighs Neighbors Concerns in Franconia

Community objections over last two years can’t change that the zoning is right for a carwash in Festival at Manchester Lakes.

$182 Million Sought for Public Safety in Fairfax County

Voters to decide bond referendum to fund improvements to fire stations, criminal justice academy, and courthouse.

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Legalizing Short-Term Rentals in Fairfax County

New regulations will permit homeowners to rent out homes up to 60 days a year.

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About Time or Déjà Vu at American Legion Bridge?

The Board of Supervisors pushes for Maryland to add capacity to the bridge.

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Lucky Half Penny in Fairfax County

Supervisors intend to drop a half-cent from the proposed 2.5 cent increase in real estate tax rate.

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Thelma’s Now Louise in Great Falls

Second assisted-living facility sought in Colvin Run neighborhood, before past wounds fully heal.

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Two Sides to Two and a Half Cents in Fairfax County

Supervisors to vote on proposed budget, possible real estate tax increase on May 1.

Confusion, Anger, Agenda Difficulties in Fairfax County

Public safety committee meeting focuses on ICE, without ICE at the table.

Screened-in Porch, Salute, and Unanimous Curtain Call in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan given impromptu recognition for service.

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New Vision for Richmond Highway

Revitalization plan emphasizes history, livability, environment and diversity with 18,000 new residential units and 8 million square feet of nonresidential.

Screened-in Porch, Salute, and Unanimous Curtain Call in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan given impromptu recognition for service.

The Fairfax County Budgeting Conversation Begins

Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.

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Advocates Praise Fairfax County Sheriff’s End to ICE Contract

Sheriff will no longer hold detainees for extra time.

The Conversation Begins in Fairfax County: Budgeting Words

Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.

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Somebody’s Perfect in Chantilly

Supervisors honor field hockey and football perfection at Westfield High School.

Full Conversation Requires Money on the Table in Fairfax County

Board intends to keep options open by advertising tax increase.

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Extracurriculars: Secret Sauce of Success in Fairfax County

Superintendent’s budget eliminates barrier of $50 activity fee.

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New Kids in Town in Fairfax County

County executive proposes budget that fully funds schools and compensation for employees.

Unbuilt Baseball Diamonds Get New Venue

Baseball fields

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Federal Tax Reform, Bad for Fairfax?

Supervisors split on effects of eliminating state and local tax deductions.

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Lorton's Stempson House Finds Curator

House with historic ties to be matched with resident who will exchange rent for restoration.

Could Empty Office Buildings Be Transformed?

The equivalent of 308 football fields of office space are vacant in Fairfax County.

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Lorton's Stempson House Finds Curator

House with historic ties to be matched with resident who will exchange rent for restoration.

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Supervisors Expand Options for NVTC Site

Land around the now-closed training center to get plan amendment ahead of sale to Erickson Living.

Land use in Braddock

Planners, Schools, Innovation on the Rise in Herndon

Land and money needed to build an elementary and high school to serve upcoming residential communities rising near Innovation Station.

Planning Changes to Fairfax County Planning Commission

Twelve-member commission endures multiple changes through grief, triumphs, retirement and more during 2017.

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Renting Out Homes Through the Net in Fairfax County

Proposed zoning rules would allow residents to operate short-term lodging as an accessory use of a home.

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Words Not Enough

Advocates demand local change on immigrant interactions.

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Premier Arts Center or Promised Community Center at Tysons Corner?

Many applaud proposal for performing art center, plus a Wegmans, at Capital One site in Tysons.

Equestrian Athletes Need Opportunities, Too

One nay doesn’t stop a pasture of support for home riding lessons. Many in Oakton, Vienna and Great Falls testify.

Natalie Martinisko was the youngest speaker before the county’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Pioneering Change For Autism

University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”

Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.

Evolving Land Use in Great Falls: Previous Classification

Board approves plan for nine homes on 11 wooded acres in Great Falls.

Sandra Cappiello made one last attempt to prevent the felling of 11 acres of trees near her property on land that used to be the Hill Nursery.

Planning 20 Parks: Inside Tysons or Out?

Vienna and McLean affected by 30-year vision for Tysons; more debate Feb. 23.

When creating a new city, county planners target a precise number of parks.

McLean Wireless Facility Approved, For Now

If a proposed 52-foot telephone pole was three-feet shorter and 18 inches narrower in diameter, McLean advocates wouldn’t have had the opportunity to testify against a communications antenna topping it.

Brewery Tapped for Fairfax County Board Approval

Planning Commission calls the craft brewery production and tasting industry worthwhile for the county.

Fairfax County’s Planning Commission recommended approval of a zoning ordinance that will uncork the county’s ability to open breweries for craft beer brewing and tasting.

First For Richmond Highway

Mount Vernon telecommunication facilities

First for Richmond Highway

Mount Vernon has already accepted 72 telecommunication facilities for wireless service, said Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan.

Wireless Whac-a-Pole in McLean?

Dranesville Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder wanted Verizon Wireless to understand McLean’s efforts to eliminate utility poles in McLean’s Business District.

New and Old Land Use Causes Line Up

Hearings set at Planning Commission in March and April.

The Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote on the applications at its Board Hearing on Jan. 24, after this issue’s presstime. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the application in December.

Planning Affirms Murraygate Village in Mount Vernon

Five more units to stay.

Fairfax County’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority requested five more units for planned Murraygate Village, garden style apartments immediately west of the Mount Vernon Crossroads shopping center in the Hybla Valley area near Richmond Highway.

Let Horses Play Piano, Too

Horse Riding Lessons Allowed

Great Falls resident Kim Karanik navigated a three-and-a-half-year obstacle course to make riding activities and equestrian lessons more accessible and available to county children.

Brewery Changes on Tap

Planning drafts zoning amendment.

There is increasing interest in Fairfax County in opening breweries for craft beer that might also serve beer and food.

Woodland Park Approved

Several urge planners to delay approval and encourage developer Tishman Speyer to cut ties with Clarion Project.

A well-regarded development plan by Herndon-Monroe Metro Station in the Hunter Mill Planning District did not achieve approval without controversy.

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