Ridgewater Park Development Proposal
of the proposed area
our drinking water at stake? (Word document)
Clean Water Action's
testimony (Word document)
News : The
Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this proposal in
February 2007, and in March, voted 5 (York, Burton, Kurtz,
Tulloch, and Waters) to 4 (Clem, Delgaudio, Snow, and Staton)
to deny the CPAM. The rezoning application is still active
with the Planning Commission.
On land currently zoned for 66 houses, the developer,
Hobie Mitchell, announced in March that he is now proposing 1,300
We have serious concerns about this
development proposal. Intense development on this land will threaten
the drinking water supply for Ashburn (including Brambleton,
Ashburn Village, Ashburn Farm, Broadlands, and Belmont Country
Club). The new houses would be
on the Goose Creek right near the drinking water intake pipe.
on the Goose Creek Reservoir -- which supplies Ashburn's drinking
water and 2/3 of which goes to eastern Loudoun's drinking water
supply. The other 1/3 goes to the City of Fairfax. Details (Word
on Route 7, the Greenway, and local roads in Leesburg and Ashburn.
- It would
change part of the Transition Area to suburban densities and
set a dangerous precedent.
- Too close
to the Leesburg Airport and Luckstone Quarry.
taxpayers will pay over $50 million in capital costs plus operating
- A watershed management plan should
occur before any changes are made to the existing zoning.