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Letter From CPAM Project Manager

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Dear Route 28 Stakeholder,

As a follow up to the Route 28 Stakeholders workshops held March 19 & March 20, 2010 at Claude Moore Park Recreation Center in Sterling, attached please find a summary of workshop comments. [ed. note: comments not provided to Webmaster for posting] Over 50 persons attended and actively participated in the workshops. The workshops were structured to be interactive and included breakouts into small working groups. Handwritten participant comments, a list of attendees, and other workshop materials are available for review in the Loudoun County Planning Department, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia, 20177.

The next workshop is scheduled for April 26, 2010, 8:30-11:00a.m. at Claude Moore Park Recreation Center. A reminder email and agenda for the April workshop will be sent next week.

Conceptual Themes

At the workshops, participants were asked to discuss three land use concepts to help determine which concept will maximize the commercial potential of sites, lead to higher value and more intense uses, and generate the greatest economic benefit in the corridor. The three concepts presented provide a continuum of increasing land development options and include: Existing Policies Retained in the Route 28 Corridor (Concept 1), Route 28 Includes a Greater Variety of Employment Uses (No Residential) (Concept 2), and Route 28 Corridor Policies Emphasize a Mixed Use Pattern that Balances Employment, Retail and Residential Uses (Concept 3). These concepts were not intended to be mutually exclusive but rather build upon each other.

There were several conceptual themes that emerged from the workshop discussions:

  • Retain Route 28 as an employment-based corridor, but broaden employment opportunities and respect existing businesses;
  • Create a sense of place, community identity and recognize community centers offering commercial and civic services and amenities for employees;
  • Limit residential to type and location that best supports employment uses;
  • Take advantage of existing and planned transportation infrastructure and proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport;
  • Include opportunities for multi-modal connectivity, including transit;
  • Eliminate or reduce opportunities for future Destination Retail uses;
  • Focus corridor development on form and design rather than use; and,
  • Integrate sustainable development practices into design.

Upcoming April Workshop

Based on input from the Stakeholders at the March workshops, staff is in the process of developing alternative land use pattern maps and other background materials to facilitate discussions for the upcoming April 26th workshop.

As a reminder, all documents related to CPAM 2009-0001, Keynote Employment Policies Comprehensive Plan Amendment, including numerous maps of the Route 28 Corridor, are available at

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. We hope to see you on April 26th. If you have not already done so, please RSVP at (703) 777-0246 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cynthia L. Keegan, AICP
Project Manager, CPAM 2009-0001 Keynote Employment Policies Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Loudoun County Department of Planning
1 Harrison Street, S.E., 3rd Floor, PO Box 7000
Leesburg, Virginia 20177-7000
(703) 777-0246 (office)
(703) 777-0441 (fax)
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Andrea McGimsey April Newsletter

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Andrea McGimsey was elected to the Board of Supervisors representing the Potomac District in November 2007. She serves on the Transportation and Land Use Committee, the Transit Plan Advisory Committee, and the Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board.

Supervisor McGimsey publishes an email newsletter containing Loudoun County news and dates of very important meetings that affect all of us. If homeowners wish to subscribe, directly, they may do so. She has also just started a blog. The following information is contained in her latest newsletter:

  • Community Meeting on Pedestrian / Bicycle Access and Safety
  • County Saves Taxpayers $4 Million

New Parking Resolution and Car Registration Requirement

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During the Annual Meeting last year the issue of


Route 28 Keynote Employment Policies CPAM Stakeholders Workshops

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The Loudoun County Department of Planning has created a new plan amendment called the Route 28 Keynote Employment Policies Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM 2009-0001).

The overall objective of the plan amendment is to consider retaining or changing Keynote Employment land use policies for properties along Route 28 between Route 7 and the Fairfax County line, and between Atlantic Boulevard and the Broad Run.

Stakeholder workshops are planned for Monday, April 26, and Monday, May 24, 2010. More information about plan amendment and workshops may be found on the Loudoun County web site.


LC Sheriff's Office Neighborhood Watch Newsletter Online

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In an effort to keep citizens better informed about crime, the Sheriff's Office has implemented a monthly Neighborhood Watch Newsletter. This newsletter includes safety and security tips relevant for the month and the time of year. It also includes information on recent crimes and crime trends in the county. The newsletter will also detail educational crime prevention training events that are open to the public. A copy of the most recent issue of the newsletter is online at the Office of the Sheriff Adult Crime Prevention Unit web site

View the March 1, 2010, issue (519 KB PDF).

Read more about the Neighborhood Watch Program.


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