Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Around Virginia

Charlottesville could lose its Amtrak station after a Congressional committee approved $657 million in budget cuts. Local officials tell the Daily Progress that the loss would hurt the city's standing as a transportation hub.

A judge in Stafford County banned a developer from cutting down more trees on land where his company plans a housing project. The developer says it was forestry work but the county says it was site work for the subdivision.

George Mason University's Stephen Fuller says double- and triple-digit increases in housing prices in Northern Virginia will force wages up too. (And push commuters even farther out to find housing.)

Chesapeake approves a new condo project in an industrial area - hoping it will 'revitalize' the South Norfolk area.


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