Eastern Gateway Meeting Planned Tuesday

The public is invited to share input on the future development of the East Market Street area at a meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.

Last year, the town began a visioning process for the area along Rt. 7 from River Creek Parkway to the Rt. 15 Bypass. The effort was initially dubbed “Envision East Market Street.” Based on the feedback received, staff members have rebranded the area as the Eastern Gateway District.

“Based on the results of an online community survey via the Leesburg Listens civic engagement platform, it was obvious that people see this area as the gateway to Leesburg from the east,” stated Rich Klusek, the senior planner heading up the project. “We are rebooting the project with this public input meeting on June 20th to better understand how the community wants to see this area develop in the future.”

At Tuesday’s meeting, staff members will provide an overview of project efforts to date, including the results of a design meeting with the Loudoun County Design Cabinet and the online survey. Staff members will also discuss current and proposed development projects and opportunities for new development.

Attendees will have the opportunity to provide interactive feedback with live polling using smart phones.

The meeting will be held in the Ida Lee Park Banquet Hall on the lower level of the recreation center at 60 Ida Lee Drive NW.

More information about the project is available at leesburgva.gov/easterngateway.

2 thoughts on “Eastern Gateway Meeting Planned Tuesday

  • 2017-06-19 at 11:47 pm

    If “Attendees will have the opportunity to provide interactive feedback with live polling using smart phones,” why can’t those who cannot attend the meeting (taking care of kids, working, etc.) be provided the opportunity to provide feedback via polling using smart phones?

  • 2017-06-20 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you for your interest in participating remotely. We are looking into ways to allow remote participation, but for this first meeting we thought it was important to have more personal interaction with participants to better understand past online survey results. Depending on feedback received at this evening’s meeting, we may hold a future Eastern Gateway District input session that allows remote participation using technologies like Facebook Live, GoToMeeting, or broadcasting the meeting via webcast and the Town’s cable channel. Everyone’s feedback is important and we are always looking for ways to reach more people. You can submit comments via email or contact the Leesburg Department of Planning and Zoning to speak with the project manager (703-771-2765). We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you. Betsy Arnett, Leesburg Public Information Officer

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