Public Hearings Scheduled for Two Major Leesburg Projects

Two major Leesburg development projects will have public hearings next month.

In a press release issued Tuesday, hearing dates for the Leegate application and Crescent Parke rezoning applications were scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Tuesday, Nov. 29, respectively. Both hearings fall after the Nov. 8 Town Council elections.

The Leegate special exception and rezoning applications seeks approval for 468 residential units, 710,000 square feet of office, retail and hotel space, and two parking structures. The land is currently zoned I-1 (industrial) and is located at the southwest corner of Rt. 7 and Battlefield Parkway, across from the new Lowe’s Home Improvement Store.

It will not be the first round of review for the Crescent Parke rezoning. A motion to approve that project, which went before both the Planning Commission and Town Council a number of times, failed on a 3-4 vote July 28. The council recently voted to rescind that controversial decision, again on a close vote, this time 4-3 in favor of giving the application new life. Crescent Parke is a proposed mixed-use development located to the east of South King Street, north of the Leesburg Bypass and adjacent to Olde Izaak Walton Park. The application seeks approval for 344 residential units and 161,000 square feet of commercial space. The property lies in the town’s Crescent District, and is currently zoned CD-C and CD-MUO.

The town staff has created project pages for the applications at leesburgva.gov/leegate, or leesburgva.gov/crescentparke.

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