Letter: Gina Wooden, Sterling

Editor: Wouldn’t be something if our kids win the Little League World Series and we had the promised stadium at One Loudoun for a celebration?

Current members of the Board of Supervisors from 2011 all voted for the baseball park in order to fast track One Loudoun.

As approved and promised, key agreements between the One Loudoun developers and the county include: there will be no more than 17 music concerts a year at the stadium and those will only occur on weekends or holidays; concerts on Fridays and Saturdays must end by 11 p.m.; baseball games cannot begin between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays; bus and shuttle service will be offered for attendees; a decibel-limit will be enacted for all events; and firework shows, not to exceed 10 minutes, will be limited to 12 per year and those may only take place on weekends or holidays.

Studies were taken, environment concerns were met, planning approved yet we have no baseball park.

Remember that when the Board of Supervisors whips out the old bait and switch and builds more residential where so called open space was identified.

Gina Wooden,Sterling

4 thoughts on “Letter: Gina Wooden, Sterling

  • 2019-08-19 at 10:11 am

    Gina, WOW – right on target! So why don’t the majority of voters bother to show up and show the partisan politicians most of which are bought and paid for by the developers the door? Why isn’t western and northwestern Loudoun upset over the obvious lies meant to justify violating the promises behind the creation of the transition area? Why isn’t everybody who travels on Route 7 upset that the Lexington light isn’t just removed with a small blockade to keep drivers from unsafely making a left into Bluemont Nursery while going east or crossing Route 7 from or to Lexington? Do we really need to wait 6 months while VDOT blocks the ability for folks to make a right into Lexington while going west? Do we really need to wait 6 months so VDOT can block an already existing speed up lane for folks entering Route 7 going west from Lexington? Does that even make sense to spend money on? Once we (Loudoun) looks like Arlington and our property tax rate is permanently above the state average of 79 cents it will be too late to complain or fix. Please vote out these partisan, developer owned politicians!

  • 2019-08-27 at 12:40 pm

    Gina’s letter to the editor is without merit, fact or even a little bit of research. One Loudoun was approved as a development in 2005. No member of the current BOS was in office in 2011. 4 started in 2012 and 5 started in 2016. The BOS didn’t pledge to build a stadium. The BOS approved a zoning change to allow a private developer to build a stadium. If you’re going to yell and scream, at least have a clue what you’re talking about.

  • 2019-08-27 at 2:17 pm

    1-11-2016, The previous Board of Supervisors directed county staff to essentially fast-track the necessary legal hurdles for the Hounds stadium to be constructed at One Loudoun. Community residents attended events and “fan days” supporting the team that has, up to this point, been full of empty promises.

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