Morning Notes

Walking past Mercury Fountain in Reston Town Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Reston Parkway Reconfiguration Nears Finish — “Motorists encountering long delays due to lane reconfigurations on Reston Parkway at Sunset Hills Road will soon see some relief,” a Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman says. Necessitated by a truck hitting the bridge over the Dulles Toll Road, the repairs are expected to finish this week, depending on the weather. [Patch]

New North Hill Housing Still Awaiting Residents — “Nearly two months after the…ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Residences at North Hill apartment community in Hybla Valley, the 279 affordable housing units remain vacant. Fairfax County officials are hopeful, however, that tenants will be able to move in by the end of August, said a spokesperson for the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority” [On the MoVe]

Springfield Bed Bath & Beyond Has a Replacement — “Bob’s Discount Furniture will open at Springfield Center at 6642 Loisdale Road across from Springfield Town Center, an outside public relations firm for the furniture and home decor retailer confirmed Tuesday. It will replace the Bed Bath & Beyond that vacated earlier this year.” [Washington Business Journal]

Popcorn Shop Now Open in Seven Corners — “Jake’s Gourmet Popcorn opened Aug. 7 in the Seven Corners Shopping Center. It’s on the upper level between the Vacuum Center and Michael’s. Jake’s offers just a few flavors for the soft opening but will add many more later when the staff gets up to speed.” [Annandale Today]

Funding Sought for Seven Corners Ring Road — “The D.C. area is famous for its intense traffic, but one of the region’s most notorious bottlenecks could be getting an update. The Fairfax County board of supervisors recently voted to apply for funding for a redesign of Seven Corners.” [NBC4]

Homosexuality No Longer Inherently “Sexual Conduct” in Virginia — “This year, a number of lawmakers introduced bills to update the definition and strike the term ‘homosexuality.’ None of the these was successful. But in a last-minute move, state Sen. Scott A. Surovell (D-Fairfax) said he struck a compromise to get the code changed.” [Washington Post]

Great Falls Leader Aims to Maintain Neighborhood Character — “The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will continue its mission to protect natural resources and dark skies and mitigate impacts of development and traffic, said Christopher Rich, who earlier this summer was elected the group’s president.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Wednesday — Expect mostly sunny skies during the day with a high temperature near 87°F. In the evening, the weather will transition to mostly cloudy with a low temperature around 69°F. []

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