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    Kettler submits rezoning application for Goose Creek Golf Club

    Leesburg could possibly be losing one of its three golf courses.

    According to a report by the Washington Business Journal, Arlington-based developer Kettler Inc., which owns Village at Leesburg and purchased Goose Creek Golf Course in 2000, has submitted a 110.2-acre rezoning application to redevelop the golf course.

    Of the 110 acres looking to be rezoned, the application states 82 acres be rezoned into office park and 27.9 acres of planned development housing.

    The redevelopment would consist of an 132-room four-story hotel, a two-story 36,000-square-foot office building, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant, 33 detached homes and 125 townhomes.

    It was also reported that 12.5 percent of the proposed living units would be classified as affordable housing.

    It's not known at this time if the golf course will be completely taken out or it will be partially removed.

    According to Van Armstrong, program manager for land uses for Loudoun County, the county accepted the rezoning application for referral processing July 31.

    “There are multiple applications related to it. The three special exception land use requests are a golf course, hotel and restaurant,” Armstrong said. “It is our understanding that this project and the Village at Leesburg are not legally connected. We will treat this as a separate development project from the Village at Leesburg from a legal enforcement and processing standpoint.”

    Calls to Kettler representatives for comment have not been returned.

    Since the application has now been accepted, Armstrong acknowledged the project will go through an extensive review.

    “It will go through a referral review that will specifically speak to whether our comprehensive plan, policies and land use designations agree with their proposal,” Armstrong said.

    Bob Kettler, CEO of Kettler Inc., previously told the Business Journal in March that there was a growing demand for a hotel as well as age restricted housing, assisted living, more retail and unlimited housing.

    It has been rumored that Kettler since early 2013, was looking at redeveloping the property.

    According to Armstrong, the application will go through a development review involving staff referral reviews, proffers will be developed by the applicant and any outstanding issues will be worked out. The proposal will then be taken forward to two public hearings, one before the planning commission and one before the Board of Supervisors for action.


    And by the time they’re ready to build, the number of single family home and townhomes will double or triple. I wonder how much money Kettler gave to our BOS????

    I’d raise the fee to $20K because you know some or all won’t make it into road upgrades. They’ll just start adding red lights back onto route 7. Looks like we’ll need to build a few more schools only running out of land…..

    Every new home should pay a $10,000 impact tax. With each new home built, soon after we’ll need road upgrades, new schools, additional police/fire. Who is going to pay for that? Not me. I’ll move and take my money elsewhere if they keep raising taxes. 10 years ago my property taxes were 50% less than today. I can only imagine what they will be 10 yrs from now when we’ll need a few dozen more ES/MS/HS schools.

    Isn’t this considered open space and that age restricted living is just a hoax. Look at the Wegmans Shopping center and tell us how that worked out.

    Where is all this traffic going to go? And they’re trying to bring *even more* traffic up the Bi-County Parkway to dump it onto Route 7!

    Get the BoS rubber stamp and lets get back to bashing our elected official by a wide margin from Sterling

    More houses = More People = More Services = More Taxes…and more traffic too.

    Development is what got us into our current mess and continuing to develop without addressing infrastructure first is what perpetuates the mess.

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