Leesburg Council Seeks County Talks on Mobile Home Park Proposal

The Leesburg Town Council appears to be interested in at least exploring a proposal to relocate members of the Leesburg Mobile Park community.

A recent proposal by developer David Gregory to utilize some of his land off Dry Mill Road for the potentially displaced members of the Leesburg Mobile Park has got the attention of the Town Council, who held a closed session on the mobile home park Tuesday night.

It’s been three months since news of the impending sale of the mobile home park community first broke, and Darius Saiedi has been confirmed in public meetings to be the potential buyer. The $11 million sale is expected to close before the end of the year. Since news of the sale went public, residents of Leesburg Mobile Park have become a regular fixture at Town Council meetings, pleading with council members to do something to help keep them in their homes.

Following a closed session Tuesday, council members unanimously passed a motion authorizing Mayor Kelly Burk to write a letter to Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) formally requesting that the county engage in discussions with the town and Gregory regarding his proposal.

Reached the next day, Gregory expressed hope in the council’s action.

“We hope this is a good signal that both jurisdictions value the residents that would be displaced, and their quality of life would be improved,” he said. “We know time is of the essence and we’re willing to put any time to make this a reality.”

2 thoughts on “Leesburg Council Seeks County Talks on Mobile Home Park Proposal

  • 2021-11-11 at 12:50 pm

    I’m impressed. Mayor Burk & Leesburg Town Council appear determined to explore all legal ways to assist Mobile Home Park residents in their plight. I’m confident Chair Randall will respond to Mayor Burk’s letter in the spirit it was sent. Wouldn’t it be great if a solution were reached by New Year’s Day!

    • 2021-11-12 at 4:22 pm

      Makes for good newsprint, but not gonna happen. It is regrettable but can you imagine if this was done for everyone displaced by a property sale? The Town buys way too much property now and I would resent my taxes being spent for this …it is difficult enough for me to pay property taxes. No offense but I don’t think these folks do, as they don’t own the land and not all own their own mobile? It is a shame but it happens all the time when something is torn down for something making more money .

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