On May 19, 2020, Preservation Virginia, the Commonwealth’s leading preservation advocate, officially added Loudoun’s extensive network of unpaved rural roads to its “Most Endangered Historic Sites” listing. Of the roads network, Preservation Virginia states: “Bordered by trees and punctuated by stone walls, sunken lanes, cemeteries, mills and other historic sites, western Loudoun County’s network of […]
Issues by Topic
Comprehensive Plan Update
Loudoun County’s update of its General Plan has begun; it’s vital that citizens have a seat at the table as the primary stakeholders in the revision process. The final document will affect all aspects of our daily lives for the next decade: our commutes, our neighborhoods, our schools, our leisure time—in short, our quality of […]
Rural Roads and Bridges
The Rural Roads Committee has worked for the past several years to increase the repair and maintenance priority of unpaved rural roads through state legislation and consultation with VDOT. When historic bridges need major repair or replacement, it works with VDOT to ensure that the work is compatible with a rural setting.
The Conservation Easement Committee has worked closely with Loudoun County staff to institute a stewardship program for county-held conservation easements. This work continues with new initiative.
The Coalition monitors environmental issues in Loudoun that underpin healthy ecological systems, such as the Limestone Overlay District ordinance, water quality, and floodplain and steep slopes regulations. The Coalition monitors development applications to ensure the environmental issues are considered, including tree save and animal and bird habitat.
The Coalition was instrumental in creating the Loudoun County Heritage Plan and the Heritage Commission and the preservation of the Phase 1 Archeological Survey. And responds to threats to individual buildings or sites of importance.