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 Don't Supersize Loudoun!
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Public hearings Nov. 14 and 29; possible vote on Wednesday

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 PM
ublic hearing on
1,500 new houses in Ashburn
1,200 new houses near Leesburg

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 PM
Public hearing on rural zoning (again!)

One Loudoun
The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the developer proposal for One Loudoun/World Trade Center on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the County Government Center.

One Loudoun is a developer plan to build 1,500 new houses and some commercial space in Ashburn on land currently zoned for commercial uses only. The land is at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7 (see map), a prime location currently zoned for jobs.

These new houses would be in addition to the 17,000 new houses already approved but not yet built in Ashburn. It makes no sense to convert land at this prime location to residential—we need more jobs, not more bedrooms.

Because the land is already zoned for commercial uses, we do not need to accept 1,500 new houses to allow construction of new commercial space or to get new retail and amenities. Adding 1,500 new houses on Route 7 will only add to our existing traffic problems in the Ashburn and Sterling communities and the many schools we already need to build.

County Staff Report on One Loudoun
Map of Proposed/Approved Developments in Ashburn
More information on the One Loudoun proposal
Developer site for One Loudoun
Ashburn Community Needs
Get more involved in Ashburn

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposal called Crosstrail on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the County Government Center. The Planning Commission recently voted to recommend the Crosstrail project.

This proposal would add 1,200 new houses next to the Leesburg Airport (see map) where the current plan calls for office development. The proposal would change this land from office space to 1,200 houses with regional retail, likely big box stores, and some office space.

Building houses on this land hurts the future economic vitality of the Airport. Proposed traffic offsets are woefully inadequate and spell gridlock for the southeast quadrant of Leesburg with a negative impact on all traffic in the Leesburg area.

The county staff report is not yet available.

Map of Crosstrail proposal (Map from the county; scroll down the page)

Rural Zoning Update
The shameful delay on implementing the new rural zoning continues -- and now, we're being asked to show up for a THIRD round of public hearings.

It's time for the Board of Supervisors to listen to the people -- comments received by the county are 15 to 1 in favor of the Burton Plan.

Email the Board of Supervisors and tell them what you think. Please join us at the public hearing on Wednesday, November 29, as we protest the continuing delay.

Our last alert on the rural zoning

Email the Board before vote on Transition Area CPAM

The Board of Supervisors may vote Wednesday on the Transition Area CPAM.

Please send them an email even if you've already done so. Our elected officials need to hear from us. Tell them to stand by our county's existing growth plan and say no to the Transition Area CPAM.

Speak Out on More Houses in Ashburn and Leesburg

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing on One Loudoun and Crosstrail
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 PM

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing on the Rural Zoning
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 PM

Showing up to speak at these hearings is critical, but sending an email to the Board of Supervisors is also important. Be sure to include your name and address in order to be counted as a Loudoun resident.

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Thank you for your support,
Andrea McGimsey
Campaign for Loudoun's Future
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Together, We're Fighting to Protect the Quality of Life in Loudoun

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