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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Anything but townhouses, say Ravenwood Park activists

By David Alpert

There's an empty parcel of land in Falls Church near Seven Corners, adjacent to a bunch of townhouses. But neighbors so deeply oppose building any new townhouses that they'd prefer even the ugliest clear-cut subdivision.

The property lies just off Route 7, next to the Ravenwood Park neighborhood. A non-historic farmhouse used to sit on the property, which was torn down in December. The property owner is requesting zoning permission to build 12 townhouses.

Just to the north is a group of 33 townhouses; to the east, a church and a group of larger apartment buildings. To the south and west are single-family houses. Ellie Ashford reports that despite the other townhouses and apartments, neighbors from the single-family houses oppose any more townhouses:

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | February 28, 2011; 11:07 AM ET
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, Local blog network, Virginia, development  
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