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Our Emails Made a Difference

Thanks to all of your emails, the Board of Supervisors heard our concerns about the more than 1,000 proposed changes to Loudoun's zoning ordinance. These changes to Loudoun's zoning could affect future development -- what it looks like and how much is allowed.

Several Supervisors have asked for answers to our questions, and we hope to get more information in the coming weeks. Let's keep asking for answers.

As the Board of Supervisors continue to discuss these changes at their September 12th meeting, ask them to give us answers:

  • Can you provide us with an analysis of the impacts?
    Before moving forward, we need to know what the impact will be on our commutes, schools, and communities.
  • Can you give us visual illustrations?
    Show us how these changes will work and what they will look like.
  • Will these changes allow more new houses and commercial development?
    If so, we need to know what the ongoing tax burden will be.
  • Will the changes reflect the vision set forth in the 2001 Comprehensive Plan?
    For example: provisions to protect environmental resources, which are missing from the zoning ordinance changes.
  • Can you explain the reason for each technical change to the Zoning Ordinance?
    We don't know if these changes would improve our communities or compromise our quality of life.
  • Should these changes wait until the completion of the four suburban community plans?
    These plans, designed to address the needs of existing residents, are promised in the 2001 Comprehensive Plan. Before we change the Zoning Ordinance, we need to know what we want the Zoning Ordinance to do.
  • Is it fair to consider changes that go beyond the mandate given to the Zoning Ordinance Review Committee (ZORC)?
    The ZORC was directed to propose changes to commercial zoning in Loudoun, but their recommendations include as many changes to residential zoning.

Available Information

Analysis of the proposed changes (pdf)
9/4/07 Statement on proposed changes and example (pdf)
Prepared by Ed Gorski, Piedmont Environmental Council

Proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (pdf)
County document

More county information and staff report


Ask for answers

Tell the Board of Supervisors: We need answers before we can weigh in. Ask them to provide analysis, illustrations, and justification for each change, and then to engage in a public discussion of the costs and benefits.

*Please be sure to include your name and address so your comments can be counted.

Talk to Candidates for the Board of Supervisors

We encourage you to attend candidate forums this fall and hear what candidates have to say about growth in Loudoun.

We don't endorse specific candidates, but our platform is a good resource for information on the growth issue.

The forums below are sponsored by the Loudoun League of Women Voters.

Wed, October 3, 2007, 7-9 PM
Stone Bridge High School
Candidates from Broad Run and Dulles Districts

Wed, October 10, 2007, 7-9 PM
Loudoun County High School
Candidates from Leesburg, Catoctin, and Blue Ridge Districts

Wed, October 17, 2007, 7-9 PM
Potomac Falls High School
Candidates from Sterling, Sugarland Run, and Potomac Districts

Know of another forum or event? Please let us know.

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Gem Bingol, Piedmont Environmental Council
On behalf of the Campaign for Loudoun's Future

Together, We're Fighting to Protect the Quality of Life in Loudoun

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