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We Did It!

Because of your actions, we stopped the developer rush to get projects approved at the last minute. Thanks to all of you who wrote emails, spoke at the public hearings, and signed petitions. Only Arcola Center, one of the four proposals under consideration, was ultimately approved.

At their final meeting today, the outgoing Board of Supervisors did not vote on the Ridgewater Park and Braddock Village proposals. It is unlikely that they will call a special meeting to vote on these proposals before leaving office on December 31, 2007.

Again, thank you for protecting the future of our communities. We will be in touch in January to tell you what you can expect in Loudoun in 2008.

Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season,

Rebecca Perring, Coalition for Smarter Growth
On behalf of the Campaign for Loudoun's Future

Ridgewater Park

Ridgewater Park was withdrawn from today's agenda at the last minute by the developer. If the proposal is re-submitted, it will be considered by the new Board of Supervisors.

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The new Board of Supervisors will be sworn in at a public ceremony on Saturday.

Saturday, December 22, 2007
10:00 AM

County Government Center

It's a great chance to meet your Supervisor and share your vision for Loudoun's Future.

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Ridgewater Park was a proposal for hundreds of new houses in an area currently planned for only 38 houses, and on land that protects Ashburn's drinking water source.  The developer revised the proposal several times, and ranged from 1,800+ new houses to 466. 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 calls for. See this chart for a comparison of the impacts.

More Information

Braddock Village

Braddock Village was removed from today's agenda due to a potential notice violation, which means that it will be considered during the new Board of Supervisors' term.

Braddock Village was a proposal for new houses on land currently zoned for only 66 houses, south of Braddock Road, west of Route 659 relocated, and east of Lightridge Road. During several revisions, the proposal called for approximately 500-850 new houses.

This proposal doesn't conform with our county's growth plan and would put the Transition Area at risk. The Planning Commission recommended denial of Braddock Village in March 2007.

Our concerns included:

  • 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
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