Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors have a wide range of topics scheduled Wednesday.
Among the many items on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors’ agenda Wednesday are the county’s budget and tax rate, a proposal to construct a professional sports park at One Loudoun and proposals to construct parking decks at the Metro stations planned in Ashburn. The $2.8 billion county budget and the $1.205 per $100 of assessed value real estate tax that would support it are all but decided. While changes are not off the table, significant changes are unlikely at this point. School advocates and nonprofits pressed for additional funds, but supervisors held firm. As part of an agreement with Fairfax County and the state to lower the cost of constructing Metro’s Silver Line to Ashburn, Loudoun supervisors agreed to try to find a way to have a…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A future One Loudoun resident offers Supervisor Williams his support for the stadium.
Dear Supervisor Shawn Williams, Thank you for all the great work you are doing. I am a soon-to-be resident of One Loudoun, waiting for my home construction to finish sometime in January. I am moving from McLean, VA, to Ashburn and looking very much forward to it. I have been following the discussions on the new stadium. I read both sides of the argument. At first, I was against it, thinking it would cause much ruckus in the area. But then I learned that it will be built in place of an office building employing a few thousand people. I realized then that it will actually relieve the morning rush hour and, to a little less extent, the after-work rush hour. I would much rather prefer the occasional off-hour traffic caused from the ball park …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Fans are invited to get involved by helping name the new team, which plans to play at a stadium at One Loudoun.
As last week’s election weighed heavy on the minds of many in Loudoun, and across the county, soccer enthusiasts here redirected their focus as several partners gathered in Leesburg to celebrate the North American Soccer League’s planned expansion with a county-based team. The news first came shortly before the Loudoun Hounds announced plans to move the team’s proposed baseball stadium, which the NASL team plans to share, from Kincora to One Loudoun. That stadium must still win land use approvals. “The NASL has a long and glorious tradition as a quality professional league and we are proud to join them in 2014,” said Bob Farren, chairman and founder of VIP Sports & Entertainment, the entity bringing the Hounds to Loudoun, in a press …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
One resident is 'disillusioned' by move of baseball park; Potomac Greens sets Oct. 11 meeting.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
One Loudoun has worked a deal with the owners of the planned Hounds stadium so that the area that was to be part of a "Town Center" with shops, restaurants, a Central Park and many office buildings including the World Trade Center can be rezoned to build a baseball stadium that can accommodate up to 10,000 spectators. This stadium was approved three years ago for the Kincora development, closer to the Dulles Town Center. Now they will move to the middle of a developed and rapidly developing residential neighborhood. Once the Board of Supervisors approves the rezoning then the deal is complete. The original plan for a "Reston Town Center" is a plan that attracted thousands to the area around the intersection of Route 7 and Loudoun County …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Loudoun’s future professional baseball team watches as 2012 first pitch slips away.
While backs were patted and obligatory shovelfuls of dirt were turned by elected officials Oct. 19, marking the start of construction on key roads in the Kincora development, a few people who have been anxiously awaiting the day stood at the back of the tent nearing the realization that their dreams – and those of numerous Loudoun residents – would have to wait another year. The minor league Loudoun Hounds officially announced two days later what some had begun to guess – the team would have to wait until 2013 to throw its first pitch. While the news may disappoint many in the community, it certainly comes as little surprise, considering construction on the stadium has not begun. Wednesday’s groundbreaking on construction of Pacific …