The Palladium condominium, McLean
* Loudoun County Supervisors Vote to Appeal Ruling on Transportation Taxes [DC Examiner]
"Loudoun County will take its fight over new transportation taxes to the state’s highest court after losing a bond validation suit last week in Arlington County Circuit Court."
* Meridian Hill Park Renovations [Columbia Heights News]
"Some of you may have noticed the pick up in construction activity at Meridian Hill Park in the past several months. The National Park Service has been renovating the park since 2003 and is expected to finish the renovations in Spring 2008. It is currently in the second phase of the two-phase renovation project."
* Wolf Trap Motel and Tequila Grande Sold for $17 Million [Historic Vienna]
"The Vienna Wolf Trap Motel and Tequila Grande restaurant were sold in July 2007 for $17 million total. Check out the two websites for those businesses. Do you think New Jersey based developers (the buyers) paid $17 MILLION for the cash flow that spins out from THOSE two businesses?"
* Fairfax Tops High-Income List [Fairfax Times]
"Fairfax County broke the $100,000 median household income threshold in 2006, the first time any county of its size has done so."
* Family Plans Retirement Community at Manor [Washington Post]
" The prominent Carroll family in Howard County wants to see a portion of its 892-acre estate developed into an expansive retirement community, and local officials hope that in return for their support, the family will not allow development of the remainder of the historic property."
* Fending Off the Mortgage Crunch [Washington Post]
"When Michael and Kimberly Walker wanted to buy a house three years ago, they had no money for a down payment, but that didn't matter. They took out two loans -- one for $167,000, the other for $40,000 -- and ended up with a three-bedroom townhouse in the Loudoun County town of Purcellville."
* Trolley System Splits County Board Candidates [Arlington Gazette]
" Is it an economic engine for South Arlington, or a choo-choo traveling down the tracks of fiscal irresponsibility?"
* D.C. Begins Subprime Mortgage Investigation [DCist]
"As the housing market continues its downward spiral, D.C. officials are getting on board to recognize there may be some kind of problem going on. WTOP reports that the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has signed a contract with the D.C.-based Center for Responsible Lending."