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Great News! 1 Down, 3 to Go

The outgoing Board of Supervisors voted to deny Kincora, a proposal for another town center and 1,068 new houses near Ashburn. Read about the vote in the Washington Post and Leesburg Today.

Three proposals for more than 3,000 new houses are left, and will be considered by the outgoing Board of Supervisors before they leave office on December 31. This Board has already approved 18,000+ new houses during their term. Does it make sense to approve another 3,000?

Our emails are making a difference -- let's keep the pressure on. Thank the Board of Supervisors for denying Kincora, and ask them to do the same for:

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


Keep the Pressure On

The current Board of Supervisors' term doesn't end until December 31. Before then they will consider the three remaining proposals for 3,000+ new houses.

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

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

Mark Your Calendar

Before the outgoing Board of Supervisors leave office on 12/31/07, there are a few important dates for public comments:

Public Input Session on a
New County Government Center
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

7:00 PM
County Government Center

Board of Supervisors Meeting
Possible vote on Braddock Village
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

9:30 AM
County Government Center

Public Hearing on Ridgewater Park
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Time TBA
County Government Center

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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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