Review of Crescent Parke Application Stalls

The applicant for the Crescent Parke development has requested more time to address concerns and changes requested by the Planning Commission.

According to Susan Berry-Hill, the town’s director of planning and development, the application has been pushed to the commission’s April 7 meeting. When the applicant for the project was last before the commission in February, a request was made to allow for more time to address outstanding concerns related to the application before returning to the commission in April for a potential vote and recommendation to the Town Council.

The 53-acre Crescent Parke application seeks approval for 198 townhouses, 96 stacked townhouses and 96 multifamily dwelling units. Nonresidential uses would include a maximum of 110,550 square feet of office space, 137,175 square feet of retail, an area for a future hotel, and a 2,000-square-foot community room. The land stretches from the terminus of Gateway Drive to Davis Drive along the edge of the Leesburg Bypass. The land assemblage also includes the Olde Izaak Walton Park, land currently leased by the town but which the developers would donate to the town.

The Town Council has been keeping tabs on the application’s progress through the commission, initially hoping to have had the application before them for review by now. The council once had hoped to have the commission’s recommendation on the rezoning before them in January but, towards the end of last year, amended a previous motion to ask that the rezoning application be advertised for a council public hearing not later than March 8. That motion was amended again by the council last week, this time with no set date of when the application should be sent to the council. The newly agreed upon motion, voted on unanimously in the Feb. 23 consent agenda, now only asks that the commission finish its work on the rezoning and forward it to the council “as expeditiously as possible.”

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