Planning & Policy • Downtown Improvements • New Development
Leesburg is a vibrant community located in one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. As the seat of government, it is richly historic and has managed to preserve its heritage in light of the rapid growth.
Our future hinges on our current efforts to organize and implement plans to sustain and enhance downtown as a place to create new investment opportunities while maintaining the charm of the authentic Old and Historic District.
Planning & Policy
In 2003, the Business Development Strategy (PDF, 5.2M) was endorsed by the Leesburg Town Council and today continues to serve as a strategic road map and implementation plan that reinforces the existing community and enhances the future investments. Some of the other planning and policy documents that guide and inform the development of Leesburg's Historic Downtown:
Over the next few years, a number of projects will be constructed to enhance the downtown area. Phase I of these downtown improvements, which included the pedestrian walkways from the Town Hall Parking Garage to King Street, the alley along the side of the parking garage and a new downtown "entry" at Mom's Apple Pie, are substantially complete. Additional phases of downtown improvements will include new streetlights and sidewalk improvements on King, Market and Loudoun Streets. For more information, please visit the Downtown Improvement Capital Project page.
The Town of Leesburg works actively with downtown property owners and developers to encourage appropriate infill development in the Historic Downtown. Recent new construction projects include:
Joshua Chamberlain Building
210 Wirt Street SW
6 Wirt Street NW
For more information about downtown projects under construction or in the planning process, please visit our Development News page.