The second round of public workshops on the county’s long-range master plan kicked off Monday night in Leesburg.
County planners and members of the Board of Supervisors-appointed comprehensive plan stakeholders committee began gathering input on a vision for Loudoun’s community development over the next 20 years at Harper Park Middle School.
“It is important that this reflect the will of the people of Loudoun County, and no one else,” said Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd (D-Leesburg) at the beginning of the meeting. “So please make your voice heard.”
The first round of Envision Loudoun input over the winter included six workshops.
During that first outreach effort, hundreds of people turned out to give their views on the county’s future community development priorities, and the county tallied more than 900 people at in-person sessions and more than 500 people giving their thoughts online at envision-loudoun.com. A database of the nearly 5,000 ideas recorded during those meetings and the online input, collected by county planners has been organized and made available by on the Loudoun Preservation and Conservation Coalition website, loudouncoalition.org.
Since then, county planners and the committee have been at work putting together the top-level vision and goals for the county’s new comprehensive plan, which will guide growth and development in the county for years to come.
There will be four more input sessions during this round of public comment:
- Wednesday, June 7, at Cascades Senior Center in Sterling, 7 p.m.
- Monday, June 12, at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 13, at Harmony Middle School in Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 15, at Mercer Middle School in Aldie, 7 p.m.
Registration at all meetings begins a half-hour before the meeting.