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Without a BRAC bounce in Springfield, another developer seeks relief

Daniel J. Sernovitz
Without a BRAC bounce in Springfield, another developer seeks relief

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) has asked Fairfax County to let it off the hook for some promised transportation improvements as part of its Patriot Ridge office development in Springfield, arguing the project didn't generate nearly as much leasing activity from prospective tenants tied to the Pentagon's 2005 Base realignment plan as was anticipated. COPT recently applied to the county to change part of the proffer agreement the site's former owner locked into before the Columbia, Maryland-based developer acquired the 15-acre property, according to a June 20 memo to Fairfax County's planning and zoning department.