On Thursday, December 29th, the Virginia State Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Stafford Lakes LP (a.k.a. K &M Properties) which, if successful, could have allowed more than double the housing units on Crow’s Nest permitted under the current A-2  zoning of 1 house per acre.  (This appeal was initiated by the developer in 2004.) Instead, the Court’s action confirms that the current zoning is the maximum allowable density on the property.  Since many fewer units of housing can be built than Stafford Lakes was contending, this ruling substantially limits the potential profit in developing Crow’s Nest.