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