Rushing to Get Projects Approved
current Board of Supervisors leaves office on December 31,
developer rush to get projects approved at the last minute
has begun. A
big, two-part public hearing will be held after Election Day
on November 13 and 14. There are over 50 items on the agenda
-- including proposals for almost 3,500 new houses.
spend 3 minutes and speak
up: our taxes and time stuck in traffic are at stake. Our
thousands of emails have influenced past votes and continue
to influence the Board of Supervisors!
Rebecca Perring, Coalition for Smarter Growth
On behalf of the Campaign for Loudoun's Future
Kincora: 1,376 New Houses in Ashburn
the Board of Supervisors to say NO to
Kincora, a proposal
for another town center and 1,376* new houses in Ashburn.
The proposal calls for a town center at the intersection
of Routes 7 and 28 -- right across from Dulles Town
Center, and just down the road from the recently-approved One
Loudoun. How many town centers can eastern Loudoun handle
so close to each other?
Our concerns include:
centers are being considered on an individual basis without
comprehensive community plans for our eastern communities,
like the county is supposed to have done.
3 Min. Action:
Send an Email
our elected officials:* Don't
allow developers to rush their projects through at the last
say no to Kincora, Braddock Village, and Arcola Center.
be sure to include your name and address so your comments
can be counted.
Will You Be There?
you be there to speak up? Let
us know. We hope you'll join us.
Village & Arcola Center
November 13, 2007
Starts at 4:00;
items most likely heard after 6:30 PM
November 14, 2007
Starting at 6:30 PM
Route 7 corridor has enough built and planned retail to meet
demand for the next 20 years, according to the recent
Route 7 Retail Study commissioned by the county.
land was set aside for keynote employment, but the
developer is planning 1,376 new houses plus commercial, office,
and retail space. We don't need to accept 1,376 new houses
that will add to our taxes and traffic in order to get the
of outstanding issues (PDF)
Prepared by the Piedmont Environmental Council
on existing data. County staff has indicated that the application
is being revised. We will provide updated information as
860 New Houses on Land Zoned for 66 Houses
the Board of Supervisors to
say NO to Braddock Village,
because it doesn't conform with our county's growth plan
and would put the Transition Area at risk. This
proposal for 860 new houses on land currently zoned for
only 66 houses would be south
of Braddock Road, west of Route 659 relocated, and east
of Lightridge Road.
Planning Commission recommended denial of Braddock Village
in March 2007.
Board of Supervisors said no to the Dulles South/Transition
Area CPAM, and now they should say no this rezoning
proposal is in the same area of the CPAM, which would
have allowed up to 33,800 new houses in an area with
no jobs and little infrastructure.
proposal does not match the vision for this area set forth
by our Comprehensive Plan.
of this proposal would set a dangerous precedent for the
Transition Area. It would open the whole
Transition Area to suburban development.
Staff Report (Word doc)
Summary and Impact
Prepared by the Piedmont Environmental Council, with excerpts
from the County Staff Report
Can Rt 50 Handle It?
the Board of Supervisors to say NO to
Arcola Center, a proposal for a town center
and 1,194 new houses near the intersection of Route 50 and
Gum Spring Road. The land is currently
zoned for commercial and industrial uses, not new houses.
Route 50 handle the traffic from 1,194
new houses and a town center that will draw customers from
around the region?
- Traffic! The
transportation impacts have not been adequately addressed,
and Route 50 is already overwhelmed with traffic. Remember
study predicting gridlock?
Route 50, there are about 11,000 new houses in the pipeline,
million square feet of retail space built and
approved but not yet built.
developer has not adequately addressed environmental concerns. County staff has asked for better protections
for the streams on site.
project is being rushed through the process. The
Planning Commission hasn't given a recommendation yet.
Staff Report (pdf, may take a minute to load)
of the proposal (pdf)
the Piedmont Environmental Council, with excerpts from the County
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