NVBIA - Northern Virginia Building Industry Association

NVBIA - Northern Virginia Building Industry Association NVBIA is an 80+ year-old trade association committed to serving the housing industry in the Northern Virginia area. Home Building Industry Association - Advocacy, Networking, Education, Philanthropy in Northern Virginia
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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has taken major revenue losses as a result of drastically dim...
03/18/2021

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has taken major revenue losses as a result of drastically diminished ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local leaders have warned us that budget cuts could delay the opening of Silver Line Phase 2, which would be a problem for projects in the pipeline along that corridor. That is why NVBIA has sent WMATA a letter calling on them to make the timely opening of Phase 2 a priority, as so much of the economic development of the region is depending on it. We expect a final vote on WMATA’s budget very soon.

Member Spotlight - Rhonda LeppertCompany: Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems CorporationBusiness Description My compa...
03/16/2021

Member Spotlight - Rhonda Leppert

Company: Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems Corporation

Business Description My company has been in business for over half a century with some of the most prominent production builders in this region calling us their building partner. We began supplying trusses and panels when stick building was the accepted method of construction and we were one of the first companies to manufacture and supply prehung door units. I’ve been with my company for 15 years and am proud to be a part of Annandale Millwork for many more.


Value of NVBIA: The members that comprise NVBIA have countless years of collective experience. You couldn't find a better resource to turn to for any problem you come across in your day-to-day. If you have a directory, you have an answer.

Read more at https://www.nvbia.com/meet-rhonda-leppert-with-annandale-millwork-and-allied-systems-corporation/

Last week, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved a new zoning category for Mixed-Use Districts on a 5-...
03/11/2021

Last week, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved a new zoning category for Mixed-Use Districts on a 5-3 vote. NVBIA has been working with the County on this zoning text amendment for over a year, and we are pleased that the County incorporated many of our suggestions to make it a useful tool for mixed-use development in Prince William County. We brought them comments from our members to fine-tune the proposal, add flexibility, and make it into something that will work well for the industry. This final product will be a useful tool for the industry as we look to redevelop key areas of the County into mixed-use developments.

Member Spotlight, Jessica Francis of Drees Homes.For the full interview please visithttps://www.nvbia.com/meet-jessica-f...
03/09/2021

Member Spotlight, Jessica Francis of Drees Homes.

For the full interview please visit
https://www.nvbia.com/meet-jessica-francis-with-drees-homes/

I am a Land Acquisition Specialist at Drees Homes, a National, Custom builder headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, KY operating across 10 metropolitan areas ranked the 13th largest private builder in the country.

We close roughly 200 homes/year in our local Washington Division located in Manassas, VA. We have 12 active communities across NoVa and Frederick County, MD where we build a variety of house types including Single Family, Townhomes, and several condo style products. I work to secure additional ground in strong locations so that Drees can expand its footprint in this area.

This year at the Great American Living Awards (GALA), Drees was awarded Best Design & Architecture, Detached Home 1-1.4 million and Best Design & Architecture, Detached Home 700-800K.

Drees Homes
http://www.dreeshomes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DreesHomes

SB 1197, which would create a new Housing Opportunity Tax Credit for affordable housing, has now passed both chambers an...
03/04/2021

SB 1197, which would create a new Housing Opportunity Tax Credit for affordable housing, has now passed both chambers and been sent to the Governor’s desk, even after it looked as though it would be voted down early in Session. This compromise version of the bill will be in effect for five years and will be capped at $15 million per year. This represents a big step forward for leveraging more private money into the system to develop affordable housing and is a huge win for our industry.

Prince William Planners Discuss Incentives, Fast-Tracking for Solar ProjectsWTOP, Nolan StoutFebruary 22, 2021Prince Wil...
03/02/2021

Prince William Planners Discuss Incentives, Fast-Tracking for Solar Projects
WTOP, Nolan Stout
February 22, 2021

Prince William County planners are trying to ease regulations to support solar projects.

The Planning Commission received a report on the county’s solar panel approval process and planned regulations during a work session Wednesday.

Development Services Director Wade Hugh said the county approved only 14 residential solar projects in 2016, but has seen requests quickly increase since then. In 2019, 253 projects were approved, with the number unexpectedly dropping to 110 in 2020, probably caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue Reading at https://wtop.com/prince-william-county/2021/02/prince-william-planners-discuss-incentives-fast-tracking-for-solar-projects/

HB 1983, our bill to expand the supply of wetland and stream mitigation credits, has passed the General Assembly and is ...
02/25/2021

HB 1983, our bill to expand the supply of wetland and stream mitigation credits, has passed the General Assembly and is awaiting action by the Governor. If signed, this will be a huge victory for our industry, as the skyrocketing price of wetland credits has been a tremendous burden on our members.


The Session is entering its final few days, and the biggest remaining issue is the negotiations on the budget. The two pieces of that that we are most focused on are the Virginia Housing Trust Fund and the Virginia Housing Opportunity Tax Credit, which we have been working on with a wide array of stakeholders for the past year. We will be working with key legislators to include these issues in the budget as the Session winds down this weekend.

35-Unit Independent Living Community Proposed in McLeanPatch.com, Emily LeaymanFebruary 18, 2021The Fairfax County Plann...
02/23/2021

35-Unit Independent Living Community Proposed in McLean
Patch.com, Emily Leayman
February 18, 2021

The Fairfax County Planning Commission and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will consider a 35-unit independent living community in McLean at upcoming meetings.

According to a county staff report, Chain Bridge Estates would be for-sale independent living units for residents 60 and up. The location of the proposal is 1638 and 1642 Chain Bridge Road, or about 350 feet west of the intersection with Pathfinder Lane and a quarter mile from the McLean Community Business Center (downtown McLean). Existing single-family homes at 1638 Chain Bridge Road and 1642 Chain Bridge Road are proposed to be removed with the proposed independent living development.

https://patch.com/virginia/mclean/35-unit-independent-living-community-proposed-mclean

We are happy to report that HB 1983, which would expand the supply of wetland and stream mitigation credits, has unanimo...
02/18/2021

We are happy to report that HB 1983, which would expand the supply of wetland and stream mitigation credits, has unanimously passed the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources Committee, and will now go to the Senate floor for final passage.



Also, SB 1197, which would create a new Housing Opportunity Tax Credit for affordable housing, remains alive in the House of Delegates. The House Appropriations Committee reported it to the floor with a reenactment clause attached; this will allow the bill to go into conference committee, where it will depend on the overall budget negotiations between the House and Senate. We will be working with key leaders in both chambers over the next week to try to include this policy into the budget and into law this year.

The Great American Living Awards is THIS Thursday!Join us for this Virtual event!Emcee: Rhonda Atkins.Great American Liv...
02/16/2021

The Great American Living Awards is THIS Thursday!
Join us for this Virtual event!

Emcee: Rhonda Atkins.

Great American Living Awards is the most prestigious residential design, sales, and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market. Builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals have judged these awards for more than 50 years. To win a Great American Living Award is considered the "Best of the Best."

For more details and registration please click the link below.
http://business.nvbia.com/events/details/2020-great-american-living-awards-thursday-february-18-2021-2166

We had a big victory a few weeks back when the Senate agreed to add a stakeholder advisory group and a reenactment claus...
02/11/2021

We had a big victory a few weeks back when the Senate agreed to add a stakeholder advisory group and a reenactment clause to an otherwise very prescriptive tree canopy bill. We are pleased to report that the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee agreed to include those clauses in their bill, along with some other more technical amendments. This will give us a chance to work with other stakeholders to find consensus solutions on trees that will work better for everyone, and we will be working to make sure that these provisions stay in the bill as it moves toward passage.

The Great American Living Awards is going virtual! Great American Living Awards is the most prestigious residential desi...
02/09/2021

The Great American Living Awards is going virtual!

Great American Living Awards is the most prestigious residential design, sales, and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market. Builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals have judged these awards for more than 50 years. To win a Great American Living Award is considered the "Best of the Best."

For more details and registration please click the link below.

http://business.nvbia.com/events/details/2020-great-american-living-awards-thursday-february-18-2021-2166

We have been working hard with a diverse array of stakeholders on a Virginia Housing Opportunity Tax Credit, SB 1197. Th...
02/04/2021

We have been working hard with a diverse array of stakeholders on a Virginia Housing Opportunity Tax Credit, SB 1197. That bill has passed the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee on a unanimous vote and will go to the Senate floor for a vote in the coming days. This legislation is similar to the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and would incentivize more private equity to go into affordable housing. The bill still faces a tough road ahead in the House of Delegates, but we will continue working with leading legislators to deliver solutions to the affordable housing crisis in our region.

02/02/2021
2020 Great American Living Awards

The Great American Living Awards event is going virtual!

Great American Living Awards is the most prestigious residential design, sales, and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market. Builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals have judged these awards for more than 50 years. To win a Great American Living Award is considered the "Best of the Best."

For more details and registration please click the link below.

http://business.nvbia.com/events/details/2020-great-american-living-awards-thursday-february-18-2021-2166

Two bills have been filed this Session, HB 2042 and SB 1393, that would allow local governments to exceed the statutory ...
01/28/2021

Two bills have been filed this Session, HB 2042 and SB 1393, that would allow local governments to exceed the statutory limits on tree canopy ordinances to generate pollution credits for compliance with their municipal storm sewer system, in any Chesapeake Bay protection areas, in any areas that were once “redlined”, or to comply with the Comprehensive Plan. These provisions, in particular the last one, would effectively allow localities to do almost anything they want with regard to tree ordinances.


The industry has worked closely with the stakeholders and the patrons of the bill, and we urged many of our members to write to members of the Senate Local Government Committee in opposition to the bill. I am pleased to report that the patron of SB 1393 agreed to add two provisions to the bill: one calls for a stakeholder group to review the statutes governing tree ordinances and look for ways to revise them, and one requires the legislation to be reenacted in next year’s Session in order for it to become law, effectively nullifying it for this year. With these amendments, the bill passed the Senate Local Government Committee on a 12-3 vote and will soon be heard on the Senate floor. However, HB 2042 has passed the House on a 57-43 vote without these amendments, and now crosses over to the Senate where we will work to conform it to the Senate bill.


Additionally, HB 1983, our bill to expand the supply of wetland and stream mitigation credits, has passed the House of Delegates on a vote of 84-15 and now crosses over to the Senate.

The Great American Living Awards is going virtual! Meet our Emcee Rhonda Atkins!We are honored Rhonda is joining us for ...
01/26/2021

The Great American Living Awards is going virtual!

Meet our Emcee Rhonda Atkins!
We are honored Rhonda is joining us for her third year to celebrate you and our industry.

She began her real estate career in new home sales more than 15 years ago with 10 successful years at Van Metre Homes winning the MAME award for Sales Team of the Year and two GALA Awards.

Rhonda is also an experienced performer, jazz singer, and owner of the Skrimp Shack, a southern cuisine, fast-casual seafood restaurant located in Wi******er, VA.

Register today to join the celebration and experience the fun!

http://business.nvbia.com/events/details/2020-great-american-living-awards-thursday-february-18-2021-2166

HB 1983, our bill to reform wetland and stream mitigation credits, passed the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural...
01/21/2021

HB 1983, our bill to reform wetland and stream mitigation credits, passed the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee on a vote of 16-6. This bill would expand the service area in which these credits can be purchased when the primary service area has no available credits or the price of those credits is more than double the price of those in the fund for that area, but at an enhanced ratio and with certain tree planting and preservation conditions. The bill now goes to the floor of the House of Delegates.

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I believe the GALA website is down. Can anyone confirm and/or provide an update? Thanks!
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