Loudoun's Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved the county's $1.2 million purchase of 105 acres in Round Hill for parkland. The seller was Round Hill Investors, LLC.
The board approved the action following a closed session. Supervisors also waived the county’s rezoning condition.
Pending the due diligence analysis of the property, which lasts until Dec. 15, the board authorized the county administrator to execute the sale and directed county staff to proceed with rezoning the property that sits south of East Loudoun Street/Route 7.
“This is a big deal for western Loudoun. Everybody is looking for more parks, trails and recreation,” Blue Ridge Supervisor Tony Buffington (R) said.
Buffington, whose district includes the property, said he’s been in talks about the land for several months. He worked with Round Hill Town Council members and county staff.
Should the sale be finalized, the supervisor said, the 105.96 acres will connect Sleeter Lake and Franklin Park.
Buffington said the move could also stop homes from being built on the site and make western Loudoun’s parks “one really big park” with trails, places to sit and equestrian trails.
Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) said, “One of the number one things in the Comprehensive Plan that people said they wanted was more bike trails, more parks, more open spaces for passive and active use. So, there you go.”
The board passed the motion unanimously. The property is assessed at $981,500, according to county records.