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David T. McElhaney, P.E.


Mr. McElhaney has over 29 years of design, planning and management experience in all facets of residential, commercial, institutional, and capital facilities land development projects.  He is proficient in all aspects of the development process including feasibility studies, planning, preliminary engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, public meetings, regulatory review coordination, legislative applications, final design and construction documents, departmental management, permitting, construction administration and bond release.  Mr. McElhaney has designed and managed a multitude of capital improvement, large and small residential, commercial, and institutional

Mr. McElhaney has extensive experience in the legislative process including preparation, processing and approvals of Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Special Exceptions, Special Use Permits, Commission Permits, and Rezonings.  He has worked closely with county engineering and planning staff, members of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commissioners, citizen groups, state and other local agencies in numerous area jurisdictions. 

Mr. McElhaney’s vast experience has led him to be hired as an expert witness to provide analysis, studies, land planning exhibits, deposition and testimony to assist in the resolution of land value disputes.  His personal involvement in the multitude of land use cases enables him to provide meaningful assessment of land development issues.

Mr. McElhaney has been recognized by the Engineers Surveyors Institute (ESI) as a Quality Designated Plans Examiner. Additionally, he has been the recipient of multiple land conservation design awards.


Registered Professional Engineer: Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington DC


BS, Civil Engineering – University of Maryland


Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association
Engineers & Surveyors Institute (ESI)

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