In her annual State of the County presentation, Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) described Loudoun as strong, thriving and “standing on the cusp of an exciting future.”
A standing-room-only crowd that included business leaders and public officials from across the region packed the Board of Supervisors’ meeting room Wednesday, as Randall recapped the county’s successes of the past year. She also pointed out some of the challenges associated with Loudoun’s high cost of living, including the lack of workforce housing and an inadequate pay scale for public safety workers.
The Washington Post, May 28, 2017
One of the most valuable pieces of real estate in Loudoun County is a triangle of undeveloped land along the south side of the Dulles Greenway, bounded roughly by the Greenway, Old Ryan Road and the Loudoun County Parkway. The nondescript parcel — formerly not-very-good farmland — is desirable solely because of its location next to the future site of Ashburn Station, the western terminus of Metro’s Silver Line.
Last month, representatives of the property’s owner — the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation — gave regional business leaders a glimpse of their vision for a possible trail- and transit-based urban community on the site.
Washington Post, May 1, 2016
Loudoun County officials say a strategic decision that the Board of Supervisors made two years ago has shaped the county’s financing of several major transportation projects and provided a means to help attract businesses to the county.
Washington Post, February 1, 2015
Pacific Boulevard construction
Loudoun might have to dip into the county’s general fund to help pay for the extension of Metrorail’s Silver Line into the county, and that possibility raised the eyebrows of at least one supervisor at a Board of Supervisors meeting.
Washington Post, June 9, 2014
There are many reasons why I think Loudoun County will ultimately get Metrorail. Here are 10.
Leesburg Patch, July 14, 2011
The Leesburg Town Council discussed whether to support the panned extension of Metrorail into Loudoun County.
Leesburg Patch, March 29, 2012
Folk troubadour Woody Guthrie would wonder what some members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors are thinking.
Leesburg Patch, March 1, 2012
A monarch in a strange land finds that his council doesn’t appreciate the goose that lays golden eggs.
Leesburg Patch, May 23, 2012
In this column, I explain my bias in favor of extending Metrorail into Loudoun County.