Comprehensive Plan ‘Listening and Learning’ Workshops Begin

The first round of Envision Loudoun Listening and Learning workshops begins Monday, Nov. 7.

Envision Loudoun is the county’s name for an 18-month initiative to create a new comprehensive plan that will serve as the guiding document for land use and development in the foreseeable future.

At the Listening and Learning workshops, participants will hear about the planning process for Envision Loudoun and work closely with fellow Loudoun residents, property owners and business owners to begin crafting a vision for the future of the county. The workshops are designed to be open and inclusive and to encourage participants to share a broad range of insights. Those in attendance will respond to questions about Loudoun’s future using small group discussions and mapping exercises. More detailed information about the workshops will be posted on www.EnvisionLoudoun.org.

All workshops are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshops will be held Monday, Nov. 7 at the National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg; Monday, Nov. 14 at Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Sterling; Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Clarion Inn Historic Leesburg, 1500 East Market Street, Leesburg; and Wednesday, Nov. 16 at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, 26020 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly.

“I am very enthusiastic about this important project for our county,” stated Planning and Zoning Director Ricky Barker. “This will be a very participative process and we want to hear from all those who are interested in the future of Loudoun.”

Envision Loudoun will address growth, land use, transportation, community facilities and amenities, economic development, and fiscal management. A 26-member stakeholder steering committee consisting of citizen and business appointees has already met several times to begin work on the comprehensive plan review.

More information is online at envisionloudoun.org.

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