Articles by: Ed Novak

Guest Commentary: Facts, Not Claims, Important When Debating Mixed-Use

August 31, 2017 11:13 AM0 comments

As I read last week’s guest commentary, I was reminded of the quote attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.” I am not a resident of the City. However, for the past 15 years I have been a developer, […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church City’s Answer to Raising Taxes

August 14, 2014 9:40 AM3 comments

“Eat Mor Chikin” ….and more beef, salmon, pasta. While washing it down with a nice craft beer or bottle of chardonnay. And please don’t forget desert. All in the City, of course. Which you can enjoy before or after that movie or concert at State Theatre. There has been much […]

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Guest Commentary: Looking Back, Looking Forward

December 19, 2013 9:03 AM0 comments

I tried to convince the News-Press that a couple of pictures are worth more than anything I could say in an 800 word “guest commentary”. Unsuccessfully, of course. And what’s worse, there isn’t room to include the photos in the print edition of the News-Press, so I have to refer […]

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Guest Commentary: The Reserve at Tinner Hill: ‘Bad Deal’ or Bad Math

March 12, 2013 9:00 PM0 comments

When is a conservative estimate of $500,000 in net new annual tax revenues to the City from the proposed mixed-use Reserve at Tinner Hill project a “bad deal”? Apparently, when compared to a hypothetical, never been achieved, 100 percent commercial, Class A+ trophy office building that maybe, possibly, hopefully someday, […]

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