Tuesday night’s selection by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to pursue a obtain of the previous Westpark Golf Club assets apparently does not alter Chuck Kuhn’s designs.
The CEO of JK Relocating Solutions and area land conservationist verified to Loudoun Now that he is nevertheless less than agreement to purchase the home, and plans to settle on the sale Dec. 28. Kuhn is established to invest in the overall 142.3-acre parcel, but stated he is continue to reviewing potential options and employs for the web-site.
Whilst not responding instantly to a issue regarding whether Loudoun County federal government experienced reached out about buying the bulk of the assets from him, Kuhn explained, “We have spoken with Mayor Kelly Burk and Mr. Tim Hemstreet with the County of Loudoun. Both of those teams are performing challenging to aid shield the open up space.”
The board’s vote Tuesday to ahead a letter of interest to the house owner only cited an desire in obtaining 134.25 acres of the former golf club land, most likely excluding the 8 acres of land zoned for professional use. Leesburg Town Councilman Ron Campbell verified as a great deal in a Facebook submit Thursday early morning on his Ron Campbell Leesburg City Council page.
The more than 50-12 months-previous golf club home in southwest Leesburg initial went up for sale in August 2017, and to begin with was beneath agreement to CalAtlantic Residences, afterwards obtained by Lennar, and envisioned as a townhome advancement. That software was opposed by neighbors and finally a rezoning application for the job was denied by the Town Council. That proposal provided a reward of 129 acres, typically floodplain, to the city to preserve as a passive park, if sought after. People on the council who supported a purchase of the assets have lengthy expressed assistance for maintaining the land as open up place or a town park.
Following the rezoning was denied, the homebuilder backed out of the buy of the property and, previously this 12 months, Kuhn set in an present to invest in the land. He provided to market the City of Leesburg 134 acres for $3.4 million but, soon after months of debate, a vast majority could not be observed to guidance that give. Individuals who did not assist transferring forward with a buy cited restricted govt revenues in the moments of COVID-19 and possibly superior funds and upkeep costs. But in its once-a-year money funding ask for, the Town Council did inquire Loudoun County to contribute $6 million towards the order of the home.
In producing a movement to pursue buy of the Westpark assets, Leesburg District Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D) explained the town had approached the county government with a ask for for county aid on the obtain. Supervisor Mike Turner (D-Ashburn) credited Burk with producing the 1st cellular phone get in touch with.