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More Density at Braddock Corner?

Rezoning Requested

The newly-appointed Loudoun County Planning Commission will hear testimony on the proposed rezoning of the Braddock Corner development, at the commission's first public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 21. In addition, the board has decided to change its meeting schedule, effective Feb. 1.

THE BRADDOCK CORNER development consists of more than 53 acres that representatives of the Braddock Riding II LLC are seeking to have rezoned from single-family residential to planned development-housing. The group eventually hopes to construct a total of 159 single-family homes, of which 86 are townhouses, on the property bordered by Gum Springs and Braddock roads and the Kirkpatrick Farms development in the Dulles district.

At a work session Wednesday, Jan. 14, staff planner Steve McGregor said the applicant has agreed to limit construction, if approved, to half the planned units until improvements to the roadways such as turn lanes proffered under the Kirkpatrick Farms development are completed. Gum Springs Road is slated to eventually become a six-lane road and Braddock Road will be increased to four lanes in the future.

The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors meeting room in the Government Center, 1 Harrison St. S.E.

THE COMMISSION has amended its meeting schedule for 2004. At the same work session, the seven commissioners present — Teresa Whitmore (Potomac) was absent and the Board of Supervisors have yet to approve a representative for Catoctin — voted to hold meetings every first and third Monday of each month, with the first meeting reserved for work sessions and the third Monday for public hearings. The meetings will continue to begin at 6 p.m. And in the case of a scheduled meeting falling on a holiday or being canceled because of inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following Monday.

All meetings are held in the Government Center, 1 Harrison St. S.E. Work sessions are in the Planning Commission conference room on the third floor, and public hearings are on the first floor in the Board of Supervisors meeting room.