anecdotal evidence suggests it is helping. a think-outside-the-box developer who saw townhouse potential in an overlooked seven-acre parcel in Occoquan that was zoned for multi-family garden-style apartments A 76-unit project had been approved for the parcel in 1972 but that deal fell through and the property sat vacant for nearly four decades "off the beaten path and behind a commercial area" as Basheer described it until her firm bought it in 2010The purchase included some unusual cost-saving provisions When the earlier project was approved Prince William did not levy impact fees on new housing projects As long as Basheers townhouses stayed within the physical parameters of that project the "no impact fee status" of the property would be retained This required her to maintain the same density she had to have 76 units and the units had to fit into the same volume (length depth and height) that the originally proposed garden-style apartment buildings would have occupied Though it was a huge design challenge sticking to the original playbook lowered the cost of each unit by $35000 to $40000 Basheer said Fitting the requisite number of townhouse units into the volumes of the earlier project had no obvious solution Basheer said Fourteen-foot-wide townhouses would produce the correct unit count but this width precluded a garage a non-starter in this market A 16-foot width could accommodate a garage but the number of units would be 10 short Basheers directive to her architect was simple but succinct: "Be creative"Such an open-ended commission from a builder client is rare Anand said But as this project demonstrates when you give your architect free rein you will get unusual resultsHere¡¯s where we gather tweets from Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan¡¯s after-practice news conferences in one place for you to discuss what¡¯s being said as it¡¯s trickling out E-mail Mike Jones at mike. grab and go.)¡ñGreen eggs and ham (Chop a handful of spinach into tiny pieces and toss with eggs before scrambling.The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is hearing testimony Tuesday about the potential use of military force in SyriaTestifying are Secretary of State John Kerry Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel andJoint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen Martin DempseyThe hearing will beclosely watched around the world as lawmakers weigh whether or not to formally authorize the use of US forces in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons on Syrian refugees As of now The hearing begins at 2:30 pm eastern time. chief executive of Motorola Mobility, once attached to the best-selling phone in the world.