Letter: Charles Houston, Paeonian Springs

Editor:  The stakeholders group working on the new Comprehensive Plan is made up primarily of developers and the real estate industry. The “Foundations Report” that’s been released during this planning work says that there will be another 144,000 people and 50,000 more houses in Loudoun. Using industry statistics, that means $8 billion in profits for the real estate crowd.

Apparently, that’s not enough for them. They now cite another flawed study to say that even more housing is needed. Let me translate a comment one often hears: “We need more affordable housing.” When that is spoken by a real estate person, simply translate it to this: “We want to build more shoddy houses. $8 billion is not enough.”

Please call the Board of Supervisors’ comment line (703-777-0115) and tell them we want less growth, not more, and that rural Loudoun has to be protected.

We want green and great, not greed and growth.

Charles Houston, Paeonian Springs

2 thoughts on “Letter: Charles Houston, Paeonian Springs

  • 2017-04-07 at 9:58 am

    Numerous sources now say that Loudoun citizens’ #1 issue is that there is too much growth. Developers are scrambling to win the narrative that houses, any kinds of houses, need to be built when, in fact, we don’t need any more houses at all.

  • 2017-04-07 at 11:07 am

    I’ll do you one better Mr. Houston — I’ll make an appointment with my Supervisor and let him know directly that we can not continue to put 10 pounds of stuff into a 5 pound bag.

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