Loudoun Board Moves Toward Westpark Order

A community federal government might be shopping for the previous Westpark Golf Club residence soon after all.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted 8–1 Tuesday evening to authorize workers to ahead a letter of curiosity to the residence proprietor to purchase 134.25 acres of the previous golf club land. 

The a lot more than 50-yr-aged Leesburg golfing club to start with went up for sale in August 2017, and because then experienced been an item of passion for some on the City Council interested in preserving the land as a park. But a restricted finances, substantial estimates for equally attaining and protecting the land, and finally the deficiency of a council vast majority interested in even more pursuing the order in the end spelled the conclude of the town’s pursuit of the property.

Together the way, Cal Atlantic, and later Lennar Properties, initial set a agreement on the residence with strategies to produce a residential subdivision there. When that application did not discover council support the homebuilder backed out of the sale. JK Shifting and Services CEO and community land conservationist Chuck Kuhn was most not too long ago tied to a pursuit of the assets. Adhering to Tuesday night’s board action, his continued interest in the assets was not instantly recognised.

In producing a movement pursuing a closed session to pursue purchase of the house, Leesburg District Supervisor Kristen Umstattd mentioned the city had approached the county federal government with a ask for for county aid on the order. Supervisor Mike Turner (D-Ashburn) credited Mayor Kelly Burk with earning the to start with mobile phone call. He also thanked county employees for the quickly motion on the probable order, nevertheless he acknowledged there is nonetheless “a strategies to go.”

“The City Council has recognized this as a person of their projects they’d like to see preserved as a park. The fact that the county is thinking about negotiations with the proprietor is a good stage ahead to making certain that Westpark stays a park and open up for the public to use as a passive park,” Burk mentioned Wednesday. “If this is the way to do it we would welcome it.”

Supervisor Matthew Letourneau (R-Dulles) was absent for the board vote.