Tuesday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem January 23, 2018 at 9:00 am 5 Comments

Modernization of Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance Underway — Last year, the county launched a major initiative to update its 40-year-old zoning ordinance. The first community meeting on the project, “zMod,” is set for tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway). [Fairfax County Government]

Teenager Charged in Killing of Reston Couple Taken to Detention Center — The 17-year-old Lorton teenager charged with killing a Reston couple in late December and then turning the gun on himself has been transferred from the hospital to Fairfax County’s juvenile detention center. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Smoke Alarm Alerts Occupants to Herndon Townhouse Fire — Local firefighters contained a townhouse fire on the 2400 block of Corn Crib Court in Herndon on Sunday. Seven occupants in the house at the time of the fire safely evacuated the house. Damages are estimated at $50,000. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]

  • Ez now

    Adolf marschiert in einer kleinen Stadt in Osteuropa ein, die heim ins Reich geführt worden ist. Die Mädchen stehen mit Blumen am Straßenrand Spalier. Ein kleines Mädchen reicht Adolf ein Grasbüschel.

    “Was zum Teufel soll ich damit?” fragt der Führer unwirsch.

    “Die Leute sagen”, antwortet die Kleine ganz verschüchtert, “wenn der Führer ins Gras beißt, kommen bessere Zeiten!”

  • cRAzy

    The County’s “zMod” initiative is another effort by the Board of Supervisors to make it more difficult–if not impossible–for those annoying citizens and constituents to have a say in zoning their neighborhoods. At its core, the zMod proposal eliminates the need for Board hearings on many significant zoning changes–to speed up the development process at the expense of peoples’ rights.

    That’s your Board for you!

    • OneReally

      “This effort started in March 2017
      and zoning officials began work with proposing key updates to specific
      provisions of the ordinance, like the recently approved update that
      offers greater flexibility to make minor modifications to previously approved developments.”

      Minor = From 3 to 12 levels.

      I really think this puts the golf courses at risk.

      • 40yearsinreston

        They are toast
        Hudgens has other plans for them

        • Greg

          Acres and acres of section 8 housing no doubt.


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