Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cautiously Happy

The Washington City Paper reports:

It’s finally over for Skyland Town Center in Ward 7: The approvals part, at least. After a process lasting for the better part of a decade, involving an eminent domain fight and strong protests from the neighbors, on Monday the Zoning Commission waved off a last-minute appeal from the homeowners on Fort Baker Drive–who had objected to the potential effects from runoff and construction on their land–and okayed the planned unit development.

Now, the developers have three years to file building permits for the construction, during which time they’ll keep working to nail down an anchor tenant (mostly likely a grocery store) for the 315,000 square feet of retail. The complex will also include 468 residential units, composed of mixed-income condos and rentals.

For the full article click here.

Miss V isn't jumping for joy quite yet. As the Washington City Paper reports, the developers have three years to file for construction permits. Word on the street is the developers are seeking to extend that to seven years. I haven't been able to get my hands on the letter that some people received, but as soon as I do I will post it.

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