Town Hall Notes Blog


The Town Hall Notes blog is brought to you by NVAR's Government Affairs department.
Check back often to keep up with latest on real estate issues and legislative actions.

  • From the Ground Up
    September 14, 2022

    From the Ground Up - September 14, 2022

    A look at economic development, rezoning, and residential and commercial projects happening in Northern Virginia.
    September 09, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. Tolled I-66 ‘Express Lanes’ to open on expressed timeline 2. Simulated service for Silver Line Phase Two to begin next month but opening date uncertain 3. Business Coalition urges NOVA Transportation Authority to approve entire TransAction Plan 4. FAQ: NFIP Expires September 30, 2022 5. Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan outlines future of development, but some questions remain
    September 02, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. National Housing Groups Discuss Supply, Affordability Issues 2. Nine miles of new 66 Express Lanes to open around Sept. 10 3. City of Alexandria Seeks Community Input on King Street Pedestrian-Only Zone 4. Northern Virginia leaders move closer to bringing a satellite HBCU campus to the area 5. VRE makes all rides free for September to help Metro riders during Yellow Line closure
    August 26, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News - August 26

    1. Hogan’s plan for Beltway and I-270 toll lanes wins key federal approval 2. Plan Now for Fall Metrorail Closures Affecting Alexandria and Surrounding Area 3. Elected leaders press housing, transit, education at regional forum 4. City’s Federal Rating Secures Flood Insurance Policy Discount for Residents 5. City of Alexandria to Host Energy and Climate Action Plan Community Workshop
  • From the Ground Up
    August 16, 2022

    From the Ground Up - August, 16 2022

    "From the Ground Up" informs NVAR members ton upcoming projects throughout the Northern Virginia region. Information includes proposed residential and commercial development projects in the news, rezoning applications and site plan amendments coming before local government, affordable housing project news, announcements of new businesses locating in the region and other economic development news.
    August 12, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. NVAR Members-Take Action and Tell Administration to Approve Maryland Traffic Relief Plan; 2. Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act with Slimmest Possible Margin; 3. County Board to Host Community Conversations on Missing Middle Housing (Read NVAR’s Statement on Missing Middle Framework); 4. Pedestrian, bike and transit projects in D.C. area get $60m federal boost; 5. Virginia's COVID-19 rent relief program clearing backlog
  • American Legion Bridge Traffic Gridlock
    August 10, 2022

    Take Action: Federal Highway Administration delays Maryland Traffic Relief Plan

    The only way to save the Maryland Traffic Relief Plan and avert catastrophe for the entire DC region is for the Biden Administration to reverse this politically motivated decision.