Leesburg Mobile Home Park Sale Canceled

The prospective buyer has backed out of purchasing the Leesburg Mobile Home Park, according to New Virginia Majority.

According to a press release from the organization, on Jan. 20, Darius Saeidi informed New Virginia Majority that he has decided not to go ahead with purchasing the property “due to complexities with the county and our confidence in being able to work with them to successfully find a resolution to the relocation of the tenants.”

After news broke last August that the park was under contract to be sold, New Virginia Majority got involved to organize residents. Mobile home park residents would go on to march on the Board of Supervisors and Leesburg Town Council repeatedly to call for help, worried they would lose their homes, and with nowhere else nearby they could afford.

“The residents of Leesburg Mobile Park have demonstrated unwavering strength and unity to stand up to real estate investors who hoped to make millions by demolishing their homes,” stated New Virginia Majority organizer Sofia Saiyed. “This victory is thanks to their hard work and dedication, as well as the amazing support from community allies in Leesburg and beyond.”

Saeidi had made an $11 million offer for the property, and a preliminary sketch plan discussed with Leesburg planners showed the property redeveloped into an 80-unit townhouse development with one- and two-car garages.

5 thoughts on “Leesburg Mobile Home Park Sale Canceled

  • 2022-01-22 at 8:40 am
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    Well, this is great news. It just goes to show that it’s possible to fight City Hall. Residents mobilized to protect their living space. What a wonderful example to others. Congratulations to Mobile Home Park residents! And a big shout-out to New Virginia Majority!

  • 2022-01-22 at 5:33 pm
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    It’s only a temporary victory. Other devel9ers will be chomping at the bit t buy this property.

  • 2022-01-23 at 10:38 am
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    I am glad that the residents of the Leesburg trailer park seem to have won a short reprieve. But I suspect that is all they have achieved. Contrary to other comments, the residents’ fight wasn’t against city hall. In fact, the town council and county board both said they had no power to intervene in the sale.

    Residents’ efforts were largely aimed at the buyer and the seller of the property. My guess is the buyer was worried he would have so many legal problems and earn so much bad publicity that he simply withdrew his offer.

    I recommend the residents of the trailer park continue their search for new homes because this is prime real-estate and a buyer and developer less concerned about legal matters will purchase the property.

  • 2022-01-23 at 11:01 am
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    The sellers are older and looking to retire. So much for working hard to enjoy your retirement when the time comes.

    It will be interesting to see if they let the area to fall to pieces and then sell it off for $0.50 on the $1.00.

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