An Open Invitation to Eastern Loudoun Residents: Share your thoughts on rural zoning
Some Supervisors have said publicly that the zoning of 200,000+ acres in Western Loudoun only affects 6% of the County's population, the people who live there.
But if you pay taxes in Loudoun, you know that's not true. If you have children in Loudoun schools, you know that's not true. And if you drive on Loudoun roads, you know that's definitely not true! What happens in rural Loudoun affects us ALL.
Two members of the Zoning Ordinance Review Committee (ZORC), a volunteer group of citizens that advise the Board of Supervisors on zoning matters, want your feedback as they prepare their final report to the Board. They want to hear your thoughts on the zoning of rural Loudoun.
They will be at the Ashburn Library this Monday, August 22, at 6:30 PM. We know 6:30 is early for commuters - so please feel free to come when you can.
If you can't make it to the meeting, the ZORC members welcome your comments via email.
Join us to say thank you to the Supervisors for their recent vote on rural zoning at the first board meeting following August recess on Tuesday, September 6. The meeting begins at 9:30 AM, with speaker sign up starting at 9:00 AM. We will be thanking the Board for listening to the citizens on the rural zoning issue and encouraging them to continue making the right decisions in the coming months.
Come to hold a sign or say thank you!
Save the date!
The Planning Commission has tentatively set aside Monday, September 26 at 6:30 PM for a public hearing on the Dulles South CPAM, which would allow up to 31,000 new houses to be built along Route 50.
Here's what County staff had to say at the July 25 Planning Commission meeting:
New houses don't
pay for themselves:
Our roads can't
handle more growth:
“The County cannot achieve a Level-of-Service C* in any of the suburban areas in Loudoun County. A level-of-service D is the best we can achieve and that is based upon the full implementation of the Countywide Transportation Plan with the current land uses and at the current levels of density assigned in the Revised General Plan. Any changes in those land uses or increases in those densities will result in the achievement of a Level-of-Service E or possibly even F.” - Art Smith, Senior Transportation Planner
*Level-of-Service is a methodology which describes the traffic-operational freedom on a particular highway/roadway. A Level-of Service D is a description for a congested roadway, while a Level-of-Service E indicates a roadway approaching grid-lock and a Level-of-Service F describes a roadway in grid-lock.
Andrea McGimsey, Campaign for Loudoun's Future
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