Residents of Cascades needn’t fret over traveling along Trump Boulevard in the near future.
Loudoun County Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) sent a letter to constituents last week reassuring them that the rumored name change of Lowes Island boulevard to Trump Boulevard cannot happen without approval from the Board of Supervisors, something that’s unlikely to occur.
“For the record, I wholeheartedly disagree with the change of the name as I stated to the Cascades Board of Directors and the Trump National management,” Volpe stated. “Lowes Island is much more than a road designation. Rather, it is a name that has defined a community for over two decades.”
Trump National Golf Club, a project of the billionaire celebrity businessman, is located on Lowes Island Boulevard. Event action from the state – Lowes Island is a Virginia Department of Transportation owned street – can’t override action from the board.
Changing the road name can’t take place without approval from the Board of Supervisors, Volpe said.
A manager from Trump National Golf Club did not wish to comment on the matter.
In addition to Volpe’s letter, Steve Olekszyk, president of the Cascades Board of Directors, sent a letter addressed to Gov. Bob McDonnell and copied to local state senators and delegates, reaffirming the significance of the road name.
“The residents in this section have come to identify themselves as first living in Lowes Island, then Cascades, and then the greater Loudoun County region,” wrote Olekszyk. “This sense of identification with Lowes Island unites the thousands of homes and residents with a sense of neighborhood and pride.”
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