There's no easy way to say this, so I'm going to rip the band aid off: We did not get our parking variance. We continue to be entangled in red tape* and the landlord has decided to move on.
This means that we are back to square 1. Our realtor continues to hunt for space for us that is the right size, great parking, and affordable. Those aren't easy to find in the area these days. All hope is not lost and we continue to seek another location.
*More detailed explanation: Fairfax County is in the midst of overhauling its parking formulas. Our application arrived at the beginning of this process and it was estimated to take a few weeks. We are now at month 12 of the process with no end in sight. While our application was not rejected, we are unable to get a firm answer on how long it will be until the county has its new parameters in place. Therefore, the landlord decided it was best to rescind the application and move forward with another tenant.