Lexington 7 rezoning application denied by Loudoun board
Comments from the board made clear that they wanted to keep the land zoned as a keynote employment area, and they're not interested in giving up positive revenue.
Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) began the discussion by moving to deny the developer of Lexington 7's residential interest based on findings from staff that brought up concerns.
One comment from staff on an action item document stated that the county would be better served by the current zoning, which is set for about 1.1 million square feet of commercial development.
York went on to say, "I just don't feel this is the appropriate place to put more residential up. I just feel all around it is the wrong proposal for us."
Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) said, "I can't go back to my community and tell them our kids are going to have to go to school in trailers anymore. It's going to be very hard for Loudoun to sell our budgetary issues if we take commercial development that is revenue positive and turn it into revenue negative residential development," said Williams.
Board members did mention their appreciation to developers for agreeing to build roads which would extend Riverside Parkway, as well as contributions to different county PTA organizations and a $4 million utility fund, which would make improvements to sewage and public water, but ultimately it wasn't enough to sway the board's decision.
Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) recused herself from the vote and Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) absent.
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