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.
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.
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
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
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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