During its March 26, 2019, public hearing, the Loudoun County Planning Commission voted 8 to 1, with Leesburg District Commissioner Ad Barnes opposed, to formally certify the draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The commission adopted a resolution to approve and recommend the draft plan to the Board of Supervisors, which will now begin a thorough review of the draft plan. The Board’s review period will include a series of work sessions and two public hearings:
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the official process for the revising of the county’s comprehensive plan by sharing input directly with Board members. In addition to speaking at the Board of Supervisors’ public hearings, members of the community may email the Board or call the Board’s comment line at 703-777-0115.
All of the Board’s Loudoun 2040 work sessions and the Wednesday, April 24, public hearing will be held at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, SE in Leesburg. The Board's April 27, 2019, public hearing will be held at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn.
Board business meetings, public hearings and work sessions are televised live on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40. They also are live streamed at www.loudoun.gov/webcast. Archived videos of Board meetings are posted online at www.loudoun.gov/meetings.
Once adopted, the Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan will serve as the county government's guide for land use and transportation policy that will provide a flexible framework and implementation strategy to meet the county’s future priorities and needs. The plan covers a broad range of existing and new policies and addresses various issues important to the community.
The draft plan covers a broad range of existing and new policy areas and addresses various issues that are important to the community, including:
The draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan also provides for revitalization in the Suburban Policy Area. In addition, the draft plan does not propose changes to existing policies in the Rural Policy Area that would allow for any more residential development than is already planned for in the county’s current comprehensive plan, the Revised General Plan.
The revision of the Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan has been nearly three years in the making. Known as Envision Loudoun, the process involved input from thousands of community members, and included deliberations of a Stakeholders Committee and an extensive review by the Planning Commission. Once adopted by the Board of Supervisors, scheduled updates to the plan will occur on a regular basis as implementation priorities are identified.
Loudoun County Government is the official source of information about the revised comprehensive plan. The county posts information on its website to ensure the public has access to the current information that the Board of Supervisors will consider in the coming months. The current draft of the plan and related documents are posted at www.loudoun.gov/Loudoun2040. Agendas and related documents for the Board’s meetings are posted in advance of meetings at www.loudoun.gov/bosdocuments.
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Edited April 1, 2019, to note location of Board of Supervisors public hearing April 27, 2019, as the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn.