Monthly Archives: July 2012

Calling shenanigans at Lansdowne Sports Park

Dear Chairman York and Supervisor Buona: Surely you are aware that the only available PUBLIC practice time on public school athletic fields is during months of low demand: July, December, January and February, when fields are “not in use for school purposes.” Replacing public fields … Continue reading

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Cutting a loss

This patio home in Lansdowne will soon have a four-lane traffic circle on the other side of the fence. The owners are cutting their losses by selling now at an asking price that is $113,000 below the 2007 sale price. … Continue reading

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The other loss nobody mentions

The loss of public playing fields at Lansdowne Sports Park — in fact, the LOSS of Lansdowne Sports Park — is one thing that county officials don’t mention when they talk about HS8 at Lansdowne. There is no plan to … Continue reading

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The loss nobody mentions

The angst about building a new high school in Lansdowne is driven by its exaggerated costs: $20 million for land with a fair market value of $9 million, constructing a 4-lane traffic circle on a two-lane road, a 2,000-foot retaining … Continue reading

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Opaque process rolls on

Loudoun Public Schools are negotiating the purchase of the purple area, most of it owned by the Lansdowne HOA as common land, to accommodate a four-lane traffic circle at Upper Belmont (Belmont Ridge Road extension) and Riverpoint Drive. This is … Continue reading

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What a ZERO feet setback looks like

The Planning Commission on July 11 got a preview of the inventive ways the Loudoun School Board suggests force-fitting HS8 into what is now a proffered sports park. These include reducing interior setbacks to ZERO feet and jettisoning berms, vegetative … Continue reading

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