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Pike project could pit preservationists, transit boosters

The planned redevelopment of a key Columbia Pike parcel could end up becoming a battle between preservationists and public-transportationists, with Arlington County Board members in between. At issue is to how to deal with the two-story, Art Deco building that...

Major facelift proposed for shopping center in McLean

A proposal to redevelop Chain Bridge Shopping Center in McLean – home of a Giant Food grocery store, CVS drugstore and numerous retailers – is wending its way through Fairfax County’s development process. McLean Properties in July 2021 submitted a...

Staff takes heat as Langston Blvd. planning process rolls on

As the Arlington County government’s efforts to “reimagine” the future of Langston Boulevard (née Lee Highway) along its 5-mile length from Rosslyn to East Falls Church roll ahead, suspicions in the public about the motivations behind the effort continue. At...

Fairfax officials aim to refine McLean redevelopment guidelines

Fairfax County planning staffers are crafting new urban-design guidelines intended to make downtown McLean’s Community Business Center (CBC) more functional, pedestrian-friendly and attractive as it redevelops. County supervisors last summer approved a revised comprehensive plan for the CBC, featuring three...

Editorial: A good deal for McLean? Time will tell.

According to the dictionary, a “Faustian bargain” is a deal with the devil. For the next generation or two, McLean residents will have to live with the “Foustian bargain” – as in Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) – that was...

Letter: McLean just latest to see push for too much development

Editor: The Sun Gazette’s Fairfax edition of June 3 reported in front-page coverage that “McLean Zoning Plan Still Drawing Flak,” noting that McLean residents are concerned about the overall density of redevelopment plans being pushed by the Fairfax County...

Letter: Critic was spot-on in dissecting McLean plan

Editor: The following comments by architect and McLean resident Denis Findlay was certainly spot-on in calling proposed redevelopment plans for McLean “a mini-megalopolis of high-density, characterless nothingness with postage-stamp-sized open space that in reality is nothing more than developer-incentivized...

Update: Zoning proposal could aid housing, irk residents

Two potentially conflicting constituencies – advocates of affordable housing and residents of single-family neighborhoods – could end up colliding if Arlington County Board members next month move forward on a recommendation to allow much higher building heights in some transitional areas of the county.

Arlington government selling off former A-SPAN shelter

The Arlington County government has owned the parcel for 60 years, but now plans to dispose of a building in the Courthouse area to make way for new development. County Board members on March 20 are expected to ratify the...

Planning Commission tackles Courthouse project tonight

Arlington Planning Commission members tonight are expected to render a recommendation on a major redevelopment plan in the Courthouse area. A developer has proposed razing most of a nearly one-acre lot surrounded by Wilson Boulevard, North Courthouse Road and 15th...
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