concerned about Braddock Village because:
proposal does not match the vision for this area set forth
by our Comprehensive Plan.
previous Board of Supervisors said no to the Dulles South/Transition
Area CPAM, and the surburban style of development
it proposed. It would have allowed
up to 33,800 new houses in an area with no jobs and little
infrastructure. Now the current Board of Supervisors should
say no to this rezoning application, which
is in the same area of the CPAM.
of this proposal would set a dangerous precedent for the
Transition Area. It could open the whole Transition
Area to suburban development.
shouldn't have to accept new houses in order to get school
sites, parks, and ballfields.
would add 499 new houses where only 66 houses are currently
allowed, on land behind the airport. Can Route 50
handle even more traffic?
Planning Commission recommended denial of Braddock
Village in March 2007.
are already 37,000+ houses in the pipeline. Does
it make sense to continue approving new houses?
We will send
more information soon.
Oppose SB 768: A Taxpayer Subsidy for Developers
our Senator Mark Herring for leading the fight against
SB 768, and then ask
your Senator and Delegate to oppose SB
768. You can also call your legislators at 1-800-889-0229.
Developer lobbyists are trying to pass a bill through the General
Assembly that would significantly increase our burden as taxpayers
for every new house built. Senate Bill 768 would end the proffer
system, which is the way local governments get developers to help
pay for roads, schools, and other needs created by new development.
The proffer system isn't perfect, but it doesn't make sense to
replace it with a system that allows developers to pay up to 50%
Taxes Shouldn't Subsidize Increased Profit for Developers
This bill, patroned by Senator Watkins of Chesterfield County,
would drastically shift the burden of past and future growth onto
existing Virginia taxpayers in these ways: The bill would end the
proffer system, which is how developers make contributions for
rezonings, replacing it with very low impact fees. The impact fees
would be capped at $5,000 for most of Virginia and $8,000 in Northern
The impact fees would not be paid until building permits are issued,
requiring taxpayers to spend tax dollars upfront in order to prepare
The bill will
require property tax increases on every homeowner to make up
for money not being contributed by builders for infrastructure
costs. The increase in the home seller’s
Grantor's Tax has been dropped from the bill--meaning the burden
will simply shift to the property tax paid by all Virginia homeowners.
Local and State Government Would Be Hit Hard
Capped by the state, the proposed impact fees would be far less
than the current value of cash and in-kind proffers, and would
be reduced by so many loopholes that they could shrink to virtually
nothing. Furthermore, developers could evade these fees by developing
in rural areas where impact fees cannot be imposed under this
law. The restrictions on proffer contributions and the low fees
would mean big reductions in developer contributions for parks,
libraries, affordable housing, schools and transportation. The
builders were happy to support last year’s huge transportation
tax and fee increases on Virginians, but now would reduce their
own contribution to the transportation needs that they generate – meaning
yet more costs to state taxpayers.
Virginians Want Better Growth Management
SB 768 runs counter to the desires of Virginia voters who want
better management of growth. The November 2007 elections
were all about growth and its costs in Loudoun and many other
Virginia counties. Concern about growth
also played a key role in the 2005 Governor’s election.
New Loudoun Board
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at 703-777-0380. They are happy to assist you.
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