Liberty Street Redevelopment RFP Draws 1 Proposal

May 31 was the deadline for developers to submit proposals to redevelop the town-owned Liberty Street parking lot, under the terms of a request for proposals issued in April.

According to town Public Information Officer Betsy Arnett, only one response was received. The Town Council is expected to be briefed on the details of the proposal in August. 

The RFP was issued pursuant to the Virginia Public-Private Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act a year after attorney Peter Burnett first proposed a redevelopment concept for the 2-acre property, a former town dump site.

Burnett’s plan includes more than 100 units of age-restricted, affordable senior apartments, 20,000 square feet of conference center, theater and restaurant space, and a 150-space parking garage, according to previous presentations. 

3 thoughts on “Liberty Street Redevelopment RFP Draws 1 Proposal

  • 2022-06-09 at 3:26 pm
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    If this project becomes a reality, the “affordable” senior housing truly should be affordable. That means lower-income individuals should be accepted, even if they receive federal housing assistance. Who knows. Maybe someday I’ll be fortunate enough to live there! And the adjoining theater & restaurant sound delightful. Happy Pride Month Loudoun!

  • 2022-06-09 at 4:52 pm
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    “Free Public Parking” is the best solution.

  • 2022-06-16 at 11:37 am
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    “100 units of age-restricted, affordable senior apartments, 20,000 square feet of conference center, theater and restaurant space” and only 150 parking spaces? That means that at least 100 spots will be used by the senior residents, and married couples will likely have 2 vehicles.

    Where are the employees of the new restaurant space to park? Where are the customers to all this new space supposed to park? Who is going to respond to complaints from private lot owners/residents when the Entitled park where they’re not allowed? How on earth are the incredibly narrow streets that are Wirt, Liberty, and Royal supposed to handle the significant increase in traffic when they’re barely wide enough for 2 passing vehicles and have no space for additional sidewalks?

    Are y’all insane? The neighborhood has repeatedly told you this is NOT an appropriate use of this space. Clearly y’all only care about the almighty dollar and couldn’t care less if the developers provide the parking and street access actually NEEDED for something like this.

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