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Having It All: Loveless Porter Undertakes Two “Mixed-Use” Projects

Mixed-use development continues to be a buzzword in the architecture and design industry, and for good reason. In its ideal format, this planning concept co-locates homes, office space, recreation, retail and transit. Mixed-use, or “smart,” development, essentially creates a universal space to work, play, shop and live. This type of planning is in high demand because it: Offers an efficient use of...

ACTS Doubles Food Pantry Operations with New “Hunger Prevention Center”

With the opening of its new 3,300-square foot Hunger Prevention Center, Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) has nearly doubled the size of its facilities for storing, preparing and distributing food to those in need. The new building allows ACTS to bring its entire food program onto its main campus in Dumfries, simplifying food drop off and pick up, freeing up storage...

Loveless Porter Bringing Vision for “Camp Semper K9” to Life

Semper K9 HQ Will Offer Greater Comfort, Opportunities for Veterans & Service Dogs Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a passion for Marine Corps combat veteran Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda Baity.  They formed the nonprofit in 2014 to rescue dogs to train as service animals for military veterans living with injuries or PTSD. When Manassas-based architect Sean Porter, owner of Loveless...

Realtors: Help Commercial Clients Avoid Permitting Pitfalls

As a commercial realtor, you want your clients to succeed.  You likely spend hours learning about their goals, followed by months searching for their ideal space, triangulating factors such as location, building condition and pricing. Then comes negotiation of lease or purchase terms.  Don’t let this momentum come to a grinding halt when your client applies for an occupancy permit. I have...