In this alert:
1 . Loudoun Residents Are NOT Evenly Divided!
2 . Details on Monday's Public Input Session
3 . Background on the Dulles South CPAMs
4 . 22,000 New Houses: Crunching the Numbers
5. Landowners Stand Up for ALL of Loudoun
Residents Are NOT Evenly Divided!
The first public input session on growth plans for the Dulles South
area was held March 30. The session allowed dozens of Loudoun residents to express
concern about proposals to add 22,000 new houses to the area.
The developers, however, are spreading
the idea that Loudoun citizens want 22,000 new houses. The Leesburg
"Residents who live both near
and far away from proposed comprehensive plan amendments in the Dulles South portion
of the Transition Policy Area turned out for a public input session Wednesday
night with seemingly evenly divided opinions.
Longtime residents and new ones stood on both sides of the argument, but those
in support of proposal to permit increased development densities appeared to have
a slight edge over opponents." (Read
the full article)
The citizens of Loudoun County
know this isn't accurate! Come to the second public input session this Monday,
April 11, at 7:00 PM to tell the Planning
Commission what you think!
Monday's Public Input Session
Monday, April 11, is the second of two public input sessions scheduled
on growth plans for Loudoun's Transition Area. Loudoun's Transition Area
stretches from Leesburg to South Riding, roughly between Route 15 and Belmont
The growth plans include six developer-initiated
proposals, collectively called the "Dulles
South CPAMs", which would add up to 22,000 new houses in the Transition
Area. One of proposals calls for 15,000 new houses alone.
Your attendance at the public
input session on April 11 is critical. If you wish to speak (most likely you will
be given a 2-minute slot), please come at 6:15 PM or earlier so you can sign up.
Sign up begins at 6:30 and here will be a limit on the number of speakers.
on the Dulles South CPAMs
The Dulles South
CPAMs are a group of 6 proposed developments that would bring up
to 22,000 new houses to the Route 50 corridor. These new houses
would be in addition to the 39,000 houses already approved by the
county (but not yet built).
The Dulles South CPAMs include 6 developer-initiated proposals:
Up to 15,000 new houses
Up to 1,863 new houses
Up to 2,336 new houses
Village: Up to 146 new houses
Up to 1,730 new houses
Ridge West: Up to 696 new houses
Citizens are very concerned about the impact of these new houses
on their communities. Route 50 is already gridlocked with traffic,
schools are too crowded, county services are often inadequate, and
taxes are going up. Loudoun needs time to meet its current needs
first before further straining precious public resources.
4. 22,000 New Houses:
Crunching the Numbers
What exactly is the
impact of 22,000 new houses? It means:
200,000 new daily car trips on our roads
58,000 new residents
11,904 new school-age children
5 new elementary schools, 1 new
middle school, and 1 new high school
school construction costs of $207.8 million and
an annual operating cost/deficit of approx. $97.8 million
new teachers must be hired
new paid fire & rescue personnel
new sheriff’s office personnel
of lost time with our families, countless hours spent in
traffic, and lost worker productivity
your voice heard on April 11!
more information, contact Ed Gorski at email@example.com. Sources:
• Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Round 6.4
Cooperative Intermediate Forecasts
• Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
• Loudoun County Public Schools, Planning And Legislative
• Loudoun County Department of Financial Services
Development As of January 1, 2004:
• Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, 2003
Annual Growth Summary
Non-School Related Budgetary Information:
• Loudoun County, Virginia Adopted Fiscal Plan-FY 2005
Loudoun County School Related
• Loudoun County Public Schools FY05 Appropriated Budgets
Stand Up for ALL of Loudoun
In an effort to protect the interests of all Loudoun residents,
25 citizen landowners from western Loudoun County announced Monday that they have
submitted a request to the Virginia courts to intervene in the court case over
Loudoun County's rural zoning.
The 25 citizens, representing over
4,000 acres of land, said their action was taken to protect the interests of ALL
Loudoun residents, both east and west.
One landowner said, "As citizens
and landowners, we are seeking to intervene in this court case because we are
not confident the county is fairly protecting our property rights, business interests,
and the financial needs of all Loudoun residents."
the press release
on the Virginia Supreme Court ruling