Opposition to locating the Hounds stadium at One Loudoun from some residents of the over-55 Potomac Green community is based on unrealistic expectations and demands for idyllic rural tranquility.
Potomac Green residents chose homes there knowing full well that Loudoun County is a booming place, and that the adjacent One Loudoun development – with or without a stadium – would add congestion and bustle to the area, along with many conveniences. The sound and congestion issues would be no less for Potomac Green if the stadium were located at nearby Kincora as originally planned.
Residents already routinely "filter out" Dulles air traffic noise that is more constant and severe than any [noise a] stadium would conceivably generate. With reasonable limits on sound levels and hours of operation, a stadium at One Loudoun would add new life, entertainment and economic activity benefiting county residents of all ages. The Loudoun Board of Supervisors should approve the necessary rezoning.