Growth, Development & Traffic

This text was taken from an email alert sent out on June 21, 2019.

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My coworker Evan McCarthy and I at one of the many community meetings we held to raise awareness about the comp plan.

Dear Supporter,

After 3 long years, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted to approve a new Comprehensive Plan.

While not perfect, we believe the final product is a major improvement from earlier drafts which pushed for suburban level growth in the Transition Policy Area. Those drafts called for as many as 28,000 thousand more residential units spread throughout the County, on top of the approximately 45,000 already allowed under current zoning.

Instead, in what was adopted last night, the Board of Supervisors increased buildout of the transition area to somewhere between 2,100 and 4,200 additional residential units, recognizing that many areas simply do not have adequate capacity for the development that was being considered.

Your participation, whether via letter-writing, phone calls, showing up at the Envision Loudoun input sessions, attending a presentation, financial support for PEC and other community groups, or having conversations with friends and neighbors, made a difference in the final outcome.

The Board of Supervisors was able to reject a more sprawling vision of Loudoun, because citizens overwhelmingly rejected that vision.

PEC, along with our partners in the Loudoun Preservation and Conservation Coalition will be digging into the specifics of the 757-page final document. For now, you can download this PDF (56mb) of the close-to-final draft of the plan. The County should post the final document to their website soon.

Together, we will continue to hold the Board accountable to what’s in the public's best interest. But today, I will take time to get outside and enjoy what makes Loudoun so special and worth fighting for. I hope that you will, too!

As always, thank you, and please reach out to me if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Gem Bingol
Loudoun Field Representative
The Piedmont Environmental Council
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