News! 1 Down, 3 to Go
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
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
emails are making a difference -- let's keep the pressure
the Board of Supervisors for denying Kincora, and ask
them to do the same for:
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
Keep the Pressure On
Board of Supervisors' term doesn't end until December 31.
Before then they will consider the three remaining proposals
for 3,000+ new houses.
the Board of Supervisors.*
Thank them for denying Kincora, and ask them to say NO to Braddock
Village, Arcola Center, and Ridgewater Park.
be sure to include your name and address so your comments
can be counted.
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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
Board of Supervisors doesn't have to make a decision until
Staff Report (pdf, may take a minute to load)
of the proposal (pdf)
the Piedmont Environmental Council, with excerpts from the County
A Threat to Ashburn's Drinking Water
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.
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.
our elected officials to:
- Say NO
to Ridgewater Park
- Save taxpayers
millions of dollars in capital and operating costs
thousands more daily car trips (not including commercial traffic!)
on the Greenway, Route 7, and local roads in Leesburg and Ashburn
Ashburn's drinking water
our Comprehensive Plan
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.
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.
Coalition for Smarter Growth
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Together, We're Fighting to Protect the Quality of Life in Loudoun
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