UPDATE 7/24/07: Builders Find Loophole On Home Height Restrictions

Updated 7/24/07
According to this article from today's Metro section. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will try to close a loophole that has allowed some builders to construct homes in excess of the county's 35-foot limitation by artificially elevating lots with extra fill dirt. Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) said that he has been receiving complaints about the practice from neighborhoods in his district.

Updated 8/21/06
This article from this Saturday's Metro section describes how some builders and home buyers are trying to resolve problems with the height of their homes before they can move in.

Updated 8/14
An article published in yesterday's Metro section explains how thousands of too tall homes cane to be built in the county.

Updated 8/1
This Metro section story reports that the Board of Supervisors decided yesterday that buyers of new homes that are in violation of the height restrictions will have to lower their roofs or raise their foundations.

Originally posted 7/31
Despite having the proper permits, thousands of new and renovated houses in Fairfax County have been determined to be in violation of the county's 35 foot height restriction. According to this article, the county has has begun denying new occupancy permits to houses that are in violation.

By  |  July 24, 2007; 10:23 AM ET  | Category:  Development, Growth , Government , Housing
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