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    New development seeks Board approval in February

    A rendering of the proposed Cascades Overlook development. - Courtesy/Meladon Group
    Ashburn-based Meladon Development Group submitted a rezoning application for its Cascades Overlook development on Jan. 8.

    Their proposal is to change the land, which was formerly the Faith Bible Church campus, into a development with 253 multi-family dwelling units, 135,000 square feet of retail space, 8,000 square feet of office space and a minimum of 8,600 feet for civic use in Sterling.

    New zoning would change the land from single-family residential and planned-development office park to planned-development town center.

    The Board of Supervisors will decide whether or not to approve the request in February.

    Don Wooden, the president of Meladon Group, understands that the process won't be easy, and that there are opponents to the development, but he believes he has made a strong case to make the new zoning possible.
    Wooden hopes that a promise to build 100 percent of the commercial space before they begin residential construction will put approval of the development over the edge.

    Apartments within the complex are currently slated to be named Eagles Crest; the Meladon Group's Cascades Overlook is not related to the apartment complex of the same name already in Sterling.

    "We have two key components," said Wooden.

    "One: we have a signed lease with Harris Teeter. And then we have a restaurant destination where we intend to bring in five restaurants called the crescent area.

    It will encompass a very lively public space. The neatest part of that space is we are having a Loudoun County wine tasting area."

    Wooden said one of the restaurants that would occupy the space has already signed an agreement with Chuy's Mexican Cantina, a Texas-based company, which will take 7,000 square feet of space.

    Wine tastings would be offered on a rotating winery basis , and the public space will have a lot of outdoor seating, pop-jet fountains and other fountains, according to Wooden.

    Wooden imagines the proposed office space will be supportive of the projects already slated to go in, such as dental and medical offices.

    Board approval is set to be decided Feb. 19.


    all that traffic will dump right onto rt 7 at the two lights by the nova campus…make the developer build two clover leaf overpasses with NO traffic lights first… then consider the plan…of course that wont happen so just add to the bottle neck on rt 7 and the complaining of the high cost of tolls…in other news they want more money for the schools

    What do you expect? The approval process for business development takes longer than anywhere else in the world which is why so many companies give up and move to Fairfax instead. Ever notice how the Toll Road in Herndon/Reston is a who’s who of corporate America and Loudoun is…well…

    Oh yes let’s build MORE residential units, that mean more people on the roads & more kids in the schools. When will the BoS stop rubber stamping residential developments for their land developer friends.

    Wow, are we really shocked that another development is changing their plans and wanting additional houses built????? And BOS will rubber stamp it…Sure why not.

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