Developer to Hold 2nd Community Meeting on Proposed Lovettsville Community

The Metropolitan Development Group will hold a second resident input meeting on its proposed 130-home development at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Lovettsville Game Club.

Earlier this year, Metropolitan proposed to build 129 single-family homes and 29,000-square-feet of commercial space on the 35-acre Engle Tract behind the town’s post office. Residents will have the chance next week to hear about the developer’s new plans, which include one additional home, different floor plans and more green space buffering the area between them and the New Town Meadows neighborhood.

To move forward with that project, the Town Council will need to approve a comprehensive plan amendment that would plan for the land to be used for mixed use. Metropolitan on Aug. 6 formally requested the town consider such an amendment. That request includes increasing the anticipated number of homes to be built in town between mid-2016 and mid-2026 from 173 to 303 and increasing the anticipated population by mid-2026 from 539 to 945.

Once, and if, the Town Council approves the amendment, it will also have to approve a rezoning of the property from commercial/light industrial to Traditional Neighborhood Development – Mixed Use. The Planning Commission would draft and recommend the comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning document.

At Metropolitan’s first community meeting in May, residents raised concern about the development regarding potential school overcrowding, increased traffic and an overall lessening of Lovettsville’s small-town feel.

For more information, call the town at 540-822-5788.

Metropolitan Development Group’s new Engle Tract site plan shows 130 single-family homes with a larger green space between them and New Town Meadows.
Metropolitan Development Group’s previous Engle Tract site plan shows 129 single-family homes.

One thought on “Developer to Hold 2nd Community Meeting on Proposed Lovettsville Community

  • 2019-08-28 at 9:35 pm

    Why does Lovettsville have to be the dumping ground for greedy, clueless developers with no creativity? Look at the plans, all these houses crammed in there together to give the impression of a prison!

    Even Brunswick Crossing across the river looks better than this junk this guy wants to build. Stand up for what is right Lovettsville and don’t approve the rezoning. Why does LoCo continue to make out of state developers rich at our expense? Where are these kids going to go to school? And the traffic on 287 is already too much. VOTE NO!!!!

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