Could Westpark Golf Club become the next town park? That and other options are certain to be explored by Leesburg town staff following a Town Council motion Tuesday night.
Council members unanimously passed a resolution to “explore options” when it comes to the 142-acre golf club property, currently up for sale. Located off Clubhouse Drive and South King Street, the sprawling golf club property is expected to attract interest for its development possibilities, as parts of the land are zoned for both residential and commercial uses.
Some are concerned about potential loss of the golf club and the open land. Dozens of residents filled Council Chambers Tuesday night and many signed up to speak during the petitioner’s section of the meeting, sharing their thoughts on how the town should play a role in determining the use of the property by perhaps buying it.
But not a single resident needed to speak to get what they wanted. Councilman Tom Dunn was successful in finding unanimous support to suspend the rules to add the motion to Tuesday’s agenda ahead of the public comment period. And they passed, also unanimous, resolution to direct town staff provide the council with some initial feedback about the options during its first set of meetings in November. The resolution also directed the staff to look at options that could involve both Loudoun County and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority as partners.
Councilman Marty Martinez said he was saddened that the golf club use could be lost. He noted that the Parks and Recreation Commission had recently passed a resolution supporting the town exploring its options when it comes to the land.