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 Don't Supersize Loudoun!
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The Clock is Ticking...

The current Board of Supervisors leaves office on December 31, 2007, and the developer rush to get projects approved at the last minute has begun.

The outgoing Board of Supervisors will consider four proposals for 4,000 new houses before they leave office, starting with two public hearings this week.

Loudoun voters spoke loud and clear with a message of change.

Tell the Board of Supervisors to listen to the citizens and deny these proposals:

Kincora: 1,068 New Houses in Ashburn

Tell the Board of Supervisors to say NO to Kincora, a proposal for another town center and 1,068 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:

  • Town centers are being considered on an individual basis without comprehensive community plans for our eastern communities, like the county is supposed to have done.
  • The 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.
  • This land was set aside for keynote employment, but the developer is planning 1,068 new houses plus commercial, office, and retail space. We don't need to accept 1,068 new houses that will add to our taxes and traffic in order to get the new jobs.

Stop the Developer Rush

Don't allow developers to rush their projects through at the last minute!

The current Board of Supervisors' term doesn't end until December 31. Before then they will consider proposals for 4,000+ new houses.

Email the Board of Supervisors.*
Ask them to say NO to Kincora, Braddock Village, Arcola Center, and Ridgewater Park.

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

Be There

Can you be there to speak up? Let us know. We hope you'll join us.

Braddock Village & Arcola Center
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Starts at 4:00;
items most likely heard after 6:30 PM
County Government Center

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Starting at 6:30 PM
County Government Center

Ridgewater Park
December, 2007

Time & Date TBA
County Government Center

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More Information
Kincora website
County staff report
Summary of outstanding issues (PDF)
Prepared by the Piedmont Environmental Council

Braddock Village: 860 New Houses on Land Zoned for 66 Houses

Ask 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.

The Planning Commission recommended denial of Braddock Village in March 2007.

Our concerns include:

  • The Board of Supervisors said no to the Dulles South/Transition Area CPAM, and now they should say no this rezoning application.The 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.
  • The proposal does not match the vision for this area set forth by our Comprehensive Plan.
  • Approval of this proposal would set a dangerous precedent for the Transition Area. It would open the whole Transition Area to suburban development.

More Information
County Staff Report (Word doc)
Summary and Impact chart (pdf)
Prepared by the Piedmont Environmental Council, with excerpts from the County Staff Report

Arcola Center: Can Rt 50 Handle It?

Tell 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.

Can Route 50 handle the traffic from 1,194 new houses and a town center that will draw customers from around the region?

Our concerns include:

  1. Traffic! The transportation impacts have not been adequately addressed, and Route 50 is already overwhelmed with traffic. Remember VDOT's study predicting gridlock?
  2. Along Route 50, there are about 11,000 new houses in the pipeline, and 2.8 million square feet of retail space built and approved but not yet built.
  3. The developer has not adequately addressed environmental concerns. County staff has asked for better protections for the streams on site.
  4. This project is being rushed through the process. The Board of Supervisors doesn't have to make a decision until February 2008.

More Information
County Staff Report (pdf, may take a minute to load)
Arcola Center website

Summary of the proposal (pdf)
Prepared by the Piedmont Environmental Council, with excerpts from the County Staff Report

Ridgewater Park: A Threat to Ashburn's Drinking Water

Ask the Board of Supervisors to say NO to Ridgewater Park, a proposal for 996 new houses in an area currently planned for only 38 houses. The increase in density is almost 25 times what's currently allowed, and on land that protects Ashburn's drinking water source.  This land is off the Greenway west of Goose Greek, between Ashburn and Leesburg in the Transition Area.

The Board of Supervisors voted to keep the existing growth plan for this area, and this proposal is clearly far beyond what the plan for calls for. See this chart for a comparison of the impacts.

Tell our elected officials to:

  • Say NO to Ridgewater Park
  • Save taxpayers millions of dollars in capital and operating costs
  • Prevent thousands more daily car trips (not including commercial traffic!) on the Greenway, Route 7, and local roads in Leesburg and Ashburn
  • Protect Ashburn's drinking water
  • Protect our Comprehensive Plan

More Information

Our Drinking Water Quality at Risk
The drinking water for Ashburn and City of Fairfax would be negatively impacted by this development. The proposed development for
996 houses directly impacts the drinking water supply in the Goose Creek reservoir.

County staff previously told the Planning Commission that our drinking water is at risk, because there is no chance for toxic chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants to be diluted before they go right into the water intake. 



Rebecca Perring, Coalition for Smarter Growth
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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