Envision Loudoun Online Engagement Tool is Now Available

By December 15, 2016News

The development of a community vision for Loudoun County’s new comprehensive plan, initiated at the Envision Loudoun Listening & Learning Workshops, continues online.

Interactive comment and mapping exercises available at www.EnvisionLoudoun.org mirror those completed by more than 900 people who attended the series of workshops held throughout the county in November and December. Anyone who was unable to attend one of the workshops is encouraged to participate in the online exercises, which can be completed in just a few minutes. The online responses will be compiled and recorded along with the comments already collected at the Listening and Learning Workshops.

This particular online engagement tool for Envision Loudoun is scheduled to be available through early January and is designed to help the Envision Loudoun team engage with as many residents, business owners and other stakeholders as possible.

“Loudoun County is committed to an open and inclusive process for Envision Loudoun. We want to hear everyone’s voice and views on the future of the county and our online, interactive tools are an important part of this project,” said Planning and Zoning Department Director Ricky Barker.

Envision Loudoun addresses growth, land use, transportation, community facilities and amenities, economic development, and fiscal management. More information is available at www.EnvisionLoudoun.org or by sending an email to envisionloudoun@loudoun.gov.

 

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  • Sue Bauernfeind says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of Envision Loudoun. I’m happy to hear the community is being included and I would have been interested in being a part of the workshops. I am trying to get the Engagement Tool to work, but have been unsuccessful. I have signed up for email updates.

  • Christopher Griggs says:

    Where is the tool?

  • Richard Corns says:

    I have been participating online and did attend the 13 June meeting.

    1. The Vision does not contain the word “rural”. This is a fundamental identity word when considering Loudoun. We can enhance the rural aspect of our county.
    2. It is not true that we must become an economic force? Likewise government should not be a growth industry. Government should strive to Shrink to it least intrusive self while maintaining the the minimum required support structure. Government is not the source of life, liberties, opportunities, or value. Temper this notion that economic might is the goal f existence.
    3. I am disappointed that the Envision Stakeholders Group is not absorbing the work already done by the western towns. They have covered a lot of ground ahead of you and represent the desires of their constituents. I will not support any Vision, Objective, or Goal that is not supported by a majority of the towns, and communities and their elected representatives.

    Thank you for all of your efforts.

  • Phil Daley says:

    I have attended 3 work sessions–different folks at each-all with concerns that stakeholders, consulting contract folks, and some County staffers really aren’t listening to the people who live here. Seems county staff and most stakeholders are still pushing for more growth-Yes, people want to come to Loudoun-because of what we have and are-BUT continued growth will eventually change all that. We’ve lived here since 1980-Bought an already existing home in an existing community. We have lived the life we moved here for-without changing Loudoun’s character. More houses mean higher taxes-more need infrastucture costs. Where does it stop? what is the balance? We need less new housing developments and more tax generating businesses-PLAN THAT WAY! The profoundly flowery wording of the vision and goals doesn’t really get the job done. Need firm policies and proper planning. Keep the transistion area, keep the rural west rural! Have firm policies and appropriate zoning regulations. I, like most of the people attending the work sessions, are pretty upset about not being heard/listened to. All areas in the County need more green infrastructure and protection on all stream corridors–not just in the rural area. Loudoun has two of Virginia’s Scenic Rivers-protect these corridors with solid policies-good scenic buffers before it is too late.

  • Phil Daley says:

    Not sure why you are asking for me to comment on my comment

  • SUSAN WILLIAMS says:

    NO MORE DEVELOPMENT!!!! DON’T TURN A SMALL TOWN IN TO ANOTHER ASHBURN OR LEESBURG!
    THERE NOT MAKING MORE LAND, STOP RAPING IT AND KILLING ALL THE WILDLIFE. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FOR OUR FUTURE? YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND SO ON?