Herndon’s high hopes: How the Virginia town is prepping for Metro

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): Barbara Glakas can tell you about the days when Herndon was home to a thriving industry of family dairy farms. From the McNair family’s land to Frying Pan Farm Park, acres upon acres of dairy farms blanketed the 4.2-square-mile town and the surrounding area. And local farmers tending those

Housing Variety Cited as Hallmark of Draft Comprehensive Plan

From Loudoun Now: As county planners work to finalize the draft of the new comprehensive plan in advance of Planning Commission review, a panel of industry experts say the Envision Loudoun exercise is on the right track in planning for a wider variety of housing types over the next 20 years. The Loudoun County Chamber of

Will Amazon Save the Swamp?

From Attom Data Solution, Housing Report, May 2018, Vol. 12 Issue 5 By Joel Cone The nation’s capital is eagerly awaiting the selection of a candidate that could dramatically shift its fortunes in 2019 and beyond. Many in the region are hoping that one of three candidates located in the District of Columbia and its surrounding counties will

JBG Smith just launched a workforce housing initiative. It may have HQ2 in mind.

From The Washington Business Journal: JBG Smith Properties announced Wednesday that it will launch an initiative to preserve or build between 2,000 and 3,000 “affordable workforce” housing units in the D.C. region over the next decade. It’s a sign that the private sector is stepping up efforts to provide less expensive housing in a region that remains one

Region’s economy continues to grow as housing prices rise

From The Frederick News-Post: The Washington, D.C., region is doing well economically, although much of the growth is in Virginia, while home prices around the region continue to rise. A report released in late April by George Mason University’s Stephen S. Fuller Institute found that economic indicators suggest that the Washington region’s economic growth should continue