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Major developer faces foreclosure or bankruptcy

By Dusty Smith and Joe Eaton

The largest private landowner in Loudoun County, Virginia, Greenvest LC — the focus of a series of bruising development battles — has defaul

In victory for builders, sprinkler systems in new VA homes will be optional

By Dusty Smith

Score one for the builders, at least for now. In the midst of a state-by-state battle over fire safety requirements, a panel in Virginia on

Builders fight proposed home sprinkler requirement

By Dusty Smith

Firefighters and sprinkler manufacturers are locked in a fierce national battle against home builders over a proposed requirement for sprink

Dealing 'New Jersey style'

Dealing 'New Jersey style'

The battle for Wheatland

By Dusty Smith and M.J. Zuckerman

The Wheatland Manor House was built 35 years before the Revolutionary War. The farmland surrounding it served as a focal point of a small co

The “soft underbelly” of development?

By Amy Reinink

Diana Johns had just moved into her four-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot Leesburg, Virginia, home in 2002 and was thrilled with its elegant pilla

A curious process for valuing land in Loudoun County

By Dusty Smith

Officials in one of the nation’s fastest growing counties defeated a plan to purchase nearly 100 acres of land, at a cost of more than $200,

The $19 million land purchase that wasn’t

By Dusty Smith

In the end, it simply wasn’t worth it. Officials in Loudoun County, Virginia, rejected a $19 million land purchase on Tuesday, following pu

Route 15 winds through history, development target zones

By Dusty Smith

Route 15 winds through history, development target zones

An uncivil war: The battle of Loudon

By Dusty Smith

An uncivil war: The battle of Loudon