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6/13/2019




County of
Loudoun Algonkian
District June 2019



Dear Neighbors,


On Jun 20th, the Board of Supervisors will conclude the
work on the 2019 Draft Comprehensive Plan. The process officially started
on April 21, 2016, when the Board of Supervisors adopted the Plan Charter.
I would like to thank the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Group, the Planning
Commission, the County staff, the businesses and the citizens, who
participated in this three-year process to review and update our Countywide
Comprehensive Plan and Countywide Transportation Plan. It was an
overwhelming undertaking and many involved freely volunteered countless
hours, which demonstrates how wonderful our County truly is!


I hope you will appreciate the information and have the
opportunity to participate in some of the events. Please do not hesitate to
contact me directly at 703-771-5033 or via email at Suzanne.Volpe@loudoun.gov

with any questions or concerns.


Most sincerely,


Suzanne Volpe



Hot Topics



Falcons
Landing New Construction to Begin Later This Year


As you may be aware, the Board of Supervisors previously
approved a rezoning for Falcons Landing, an Air Force Retired Officers
Community, located in Sterling. They are now planning to begin some major
new construction later this year based on the legislative approval. There
are two projects: a freestanding Memory Care House and two new Terrace Home
apartment buildings. The Memory Care House will be home for 18 residents
and will be self-contained with dining, living, activity areas and a large,
secure garden area. It will have the space to incorporate all the features
to enable those with dementia to live their life to the fullest in a safe
and supportive environment. Construction will begin this fall and the
Memory House will be ready for occupancy in the fall of next year.


The Terrace Home
Apartments are a new-style residence for Falcons Landing. They will add two
apartment buildings, each with only twelve apartments, four per floor, for
a total of 24 new residences. Construction will begin this fall and the
first apartment building will be ready to occupy in the fall of 2020, with
the second building complete in January of 2021. I should note that the
Memory Care House and the two Terrace Home Apartments will replace nine of
the existing small villa homes currently on the property, which have been
vacated, so the first part of the construction project will be the
demolition of those buildings.



Falcons Landing will work to minimize any disruptions to
the neighborhood during the construction. Residents may follow the progress
of the construction or learn more about Falcons Landing by visiting www.falconslanding.org

or by calling 703-404-5100.



Triple-A
Ratings Reaffirmed


In May, the nation's top bond rating agencies reaffirmed
the county's triple-A rating on its general obligation bonds, and the high
AA+ and Aa1 rating (AA+ by Fitch and Standard and Poor's and Aa1 by
Moody's) on its lease revenue bonds. The ratings agencies noted the
county's exceptionally strong operating performance and sound reserves,
sizable and diverse tax base, moderate long-term liability burden, and
extensive and well-integrated financial management and long-term planning.
Loudoun County has held the Aaa rating from Moody's since 2004, and AAA
from Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's since 2005. A high bond rating
helps the county achieve the best possible interest rates to finance
capital projects, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. More information on
Loudoun County finances and the Triple-A status is online at loudoun.gov/BondRatings.



Transportation Updates



Riverside
Parkway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held May 15, 2019



The Riverside Parkway Extension Project from Ashburn
Village Boulevard to Lexington Drive consisted of the construction a
four-lane, median-divided roadway, with a shared use path on the north side
of the road, and installed a traffic signal at the intersection with
Ashburn Village Boulevard. The completion of this short segment of
Riverside Parkway provides a connection to Lexington Drive on the north
side of Route 7. Cost of the project totals approximately $3,750,000. The
opening of this section of roadway will enable the County to eventually
remove the traffic signal on Route 7 and Lexington Drive in conjunction
with the construction of Riverside Parkway between Lexington Drive and
Loudoun County Parkway. It should be noted that the Invitation for Bids (IFB)
for construction for this portion of Riverside Parkway is being finalized
as I write this newsletter.



Get Involved!



INOVA
Loudoun Hospital Health Screenings


INOVA Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be
providing free blood pressure screenings at a variety of locations during
the month of June. They will be at the Cascades Senior Center located at
21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June
25, 2019. For more information or other locations, please call the Mobile
Health hotline at 703-858-8818 or visit at www.inova.org/mobilehealth.



Sunset
Kayak Tour


Don't have time for a vacation just yet? Algonkian
Regional Park is hosting a Sunset Kayak Tour on Saturday, June 15, 2019
from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the park, located at 47001 Fairway Drive in
Sterling. Come paddle among the islands that are stretched out on this
beautiful section of the river. Learn about the natural world around you
and general ecology of the area. The tours are offered to ages 14 and older
with an accompanying adult. The cost per person is $30.00 and includes
rental boat, equipment and guided tour. Please click the link below to
reserve your spot for a wonderful evening.

https://www.novaparks.com/parks/algonkian-regional-park/events/sunset-kayak-tour.



American
Legion Post 150 Poker Run


The American Legion Post 150 is hosting their 8th Annual
Poker Run on Saturday, June 22, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Jimmy's Old
Town Tavern located at 697 Spring Street in Herndon. The ride is
approximately 100 miles throughout Loudoun County. The poker run includes
prizes and raffles conducted at Jimmy's after the ride. The cost is $20 per
rider, $10 per passenger, and $5 for each additional hand. Please email LoudounALR@gmail.com or visit Facebook @ Loudoun County American
Legion Riders for more information.



The
Ocean Meets the Library


Marine Biologist Andrew Wilson will be presenting
'Under the Sea' on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. at the Cascades Library located at 21030 Whitfield Place in Sterling.
Come and learn about life in the ocean and meet some live animals including
a clownfish, a brown-banded bamboo shark and a horseshoe crab! This program
is designed for children; however, all ages are welcome. Space is limited,
so reserve your seat by calling 703-444-3228.



Join
the Loudoun Stampede!

Loudoun United FC
is the minor league affiliate club for DC United, and is the first
professional sports team in Loudoun County. The Loudoun Stampede is the
first supporters club for Loudoun United FC, striving to support both the
team and our community. The club organizes family-friendly tailgates for
home matches; fundraisers for their community goals; viewing events for
away matches; and trips to support Loudoun United FC on the road. Loudoun
Stampede's community goals include local youth soccer tournaments,
scholarships for local youth players, scholarships for high school players,
and scholarships for summer camp attendance. For more information and to
sign up for the Loudoun Stampede email list, please visit
www.loudounstampede.org.



Loudoun
County Launches Youth Net Initiative and Survey


Loudoun County wants to hear from you about how to
improve youth services and activities to help our youth become more
engaged, resourceful and resilient. The county is asking young people,
their parents and individuals who interact with youth to take part in a
brief survey. The survey results will help the county as it works to
develop high quality, inclusive activities for Loudoun's youth through a
coordinated, community-based effort. The survey will be active through,
June 30, 2019. More information about Youth Net and to take the survey now,
visit loudoun.gov/youthnet.



Congratulations Are in Order!



Broad
Run Farms Civic Associations Awards Annual Scholarships



The Broad Run
Farms Civic Association awards scholarships on an annual basis to rising
college freshmen at their Annual Summer Picnic, which is held each June.
This year, Lindsey Dejonghe was awarded a scholarship in the amount of
$1,000 and will be attending Virginia Tech in Blackburg, Virginia. The
other scholarship recipient, Jack Pooley, who was awarded a scholarship in
the amount of $750, will attend the University of Virginia in
Charlottesville, Virginia. Congratulations to both these students and best
wishes as they embark on their collegiate careers!



Falcons
Landing Annual Volunteer Fire & Rescue Luncheon



Each year, Falcons
Landing, an Air Force Retired Officers Community, located in Sterling
coordinates a fundraising drive for the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and
the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. I am always delighted to attend the
luncheon each year and this year was no exception. Through the generosity
of the Falcons Landing residents, a check for $41,000 was presented to each
volunteer organization for a total of $82,000. These funds help support
items, including equipment, materials and training for the volunteer
companies.




 

 

 






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