Old Arcola School property

An aerial view of the Old Arcola School property.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors scheduled a Feb. 9 public hearing to consider selling a portion of the vacated Old Arcola School property to development company Capretti Land Inc.

The portion of the land being considered is approximately six acres. Details of the project were not disclosed after the board met in closed session on Jan. 4. The area has a mix of homes, businesses and residential areas.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) made the motion to advertise the hearing. The board voted 6-3 with Supervisors Tony Buffington (R-Blue Ridge), Caleb Kershner (R-Catoctin) and Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) opposed to the motion.

Supervisors did not make any remarks during the vote.

As previously reported, the Old Arcola School, built in 1939 as part of the Public Works Administration and listed in the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register, has been vacant since 2006, when its operations as a community center were shifted to the Dulles South Multipurpose Center in South Riding.

In the past few years, the property has been considered for renovation and to convert into homes and apartments. The property is zoned for residential and commercial uses.

The school is located at 24244 Stone Springs Blvd in Sterling, west of Dulles International Airport.

Loudoun County Attorney Leo Rogers was contacted, but did not respond prior to this story being publishing.

(1) comment

jke

When if ever have the Board of Supervisors purchased property from developers for the good of the residents? Special Exceptions the rule not the exception. Increased density ain't good for the hosts!

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