Loudoun County has published a draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan on its website at loudoun.gov/Loudoun2040. The Planning Commission has scheduled a special public hearing on the draft plan Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg. Written comments may be sent at any time via email or to the Loudoun County Planning Commission, 1 Harrison Street SE, 3rd floor, PO Box 7000, Leesburg, Virginia 20177-7000.
The Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan includes the county’s General Plan and Countywide Transportation Plan. Once adopted, it will serve as the county government’s guide for land use and transportation policy for the foreseeable future.
The Planning Commission held work sessions on the draft Comprehensive Plan after it was forwarded to the Planning Commission by the Board of Supervisors in July. Following public input, the Planning Commission is expected to present a final draft of the new plan to the Board of Supervisors in early 2019. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to provide comments on the draft plan to the Board of Supervisors during its review of the plan.
Once the Board has determined that the draft plan is ready for adoption, the draft Countywide Transportation Plan will be forwarded to the Virginia Department of Transportation for review, after which the Board will vote on the adoption of the overall Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Anyone who is interested in speaking at the Planning Commission public hearing is encouraged to do so in advance by calling the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 prior to 12:00 p.m., November 7, 2018. Speakers may also sign up at the hearing.
The hearing will be televised on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40, and Verizon FiOS Channel 40. It will also be available for viewing through the Loudoun County webcast system.
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