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Council Approves Russell Branch Retail Amendment

Post Date:07/27/2018 9:55 AM

Leesburg, VA (July 27, 2018) – The Leesburg Town Council voted 6 to 1 Tuesday night to approve an amendment to the Town Plan for the proposed land use and design of Russell Branch Retail. The property is located directly west of Lowes on East Market Street.

Council members evaluated the amendment with respect to the current Town Plan guidance on design of retail development. They also considered the proposed amendment in light of the draft Eastern Gateway District Small Area Plan, which if approved, will supersede the Town Plan guidance in this area of East Market. Based on feedback received at the July 10, 2018 Town Council public hearing, Council members had concerns about proposed land uses and design detail in the Small Area Plan. 

Following discussion, Council members concluded that the proposed amendment provided a more compatible land use pattern that promotes the health, safety, convenience, prosperity and general welfare for Leesburg.

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Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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