Loudoun County

PEC stands with citizens to build excellent communities, relieve taxes and traffic, and protect open space in Loudoun. We work to maintain a balance between the towns and villages, the suburbs, and the country so residents can enjoy all the places that make Loudoun unique.

large boxy data center with cooling equipment on the roof

Tell Congress: Support the Artificial Intelligence Environmental Impacts Act

The human and environmental costs of the data center industry are only predicted to worsen with the rise of cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence applications. That’s why we’re supporting a new congressional bill, the Artificial Intelligence …
April 10 Public Hearing: Prime Ag Soils, Belmont Data Center Rezoning

April 10 Public Hearing: Prime Ag Soils, Belmont Data Center Rezoning

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024 the Loudoun Board of Supervisors will vote on the Prime Agricultural Soils and Cluster Subdivisions Ordinance Amendment and the Belmont Innovation Campus rezoning …
Additional Information: Belmont Innovation Campus Rezoning

Additional Information: Belmont Innovation Campus Rezoning

Often, data center rezoning applications that come before the Board of Supervisors are, in fact, not submitted by data center developers like Meta, Amazon Web Services, etc. Rather, many rezonings are at the request of …
Additional Information: Prime Soils Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Additional Information: Prime Soils Zoning Ordinance Amendment

How will the ZOAM impact me? The Board of Supervisors has made it very clear that the ZOAM would not reduce – or downzone – the overall density allowable under Cluster Subdivision regulations. As such, …
Wednesday’s historic data center denial in Loudoun

Wednesday’s historic data center denial in Loudoun

As you may have seen in the local news, on Wednesday evening the Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted 5-4 to deny the Belmont Innovation Campus rezoning application …
aerial view of the community farm, a few acres of cropland surrounded by green space and buffered by trees and a roundabout

Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide

From my perspective over at Gilberts Corner, I can look in either direction and see these two very different, but interdependent worlds …
beautiful forested landscape with blue mountains on horizon

6,315 acres conserved in nine-county region last year

The Piedmont Environmental Council reports that in 2023, 6,315 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties were permanently protected with 52 new conservation easements …
Resources from the Loudoun Virtual Community Meeting on Data Centers and Energy Infrastructure – March 4, 2024

Resources from the Loudoun Virtual Community Meeting on Data Centers and Energy Infrastructure – March 4, 2024

On March 4, 2024 PEC held a virtual community meeting about the explosive growth of data centers in Loudoun County and the surrounding region and the new transmission line projects proposed to meet their energy …
Data Centers in Loudoun: Free Webinar March 4; Critical Public Hearing March 13

Data Centers in Loudoun: Free Webinar March 4; Critical Public Hearing March 13

Loudoun County is known as the “data center capital of the world” for good reason: there are more data centers here than in any other single jurisdiction across the globe …