Virginia Village Redevelopment

Leesburg, VA
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future mixed use
Virginia Village
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Do you have any other questions or suggestions about this project?

I envision a larger Farmer's Market with a lot of green spaces. I would love the design to be a continuation of the historic district which would have a quaint, rustic feel to it. Connecting the area... Read more...

Excellent ideas! Butcher, fish, a German Bakery such as the one in Arlington. And of course ---local art. Outdoor dining with everyone facing a center public art piece or fountain--European feel.... Read more...

Exercise options such as the current cycling studio and Pilates studio. It’s important to keep rents low enough to allow for smaller locally owned business.

Sandra, low rent is key if we want to help them survive and encourage patrons to shop local.

Activities and events help retailers. Keeping the farmer's market but also music and art events that bring shoppers from outside the immediate area gives exposure to unique retailers.

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Do you have any other questions or suggestions about this project?

Retail and restaurants facing a common area with outdoor tables. (farmers market, craft fair or music

Other small area suggestions Children’s park. amphitheater, fountains for children to play. All high on the list of town master plan. Also hanging gardens

Check out Belvedere Market in Baltimore. Was there yesterday and it looks like a good way to centralize small local eateries. Offer indoor and outdoor seating.

Rita, thanks so much for this suggestion. Belvedere Square looks like it has some interesting ideas for us.

This would be good for Leesburg, even with a slight uptick in traffic. Shame you can't add the Safeway. This is just gut feeling as a former office building developer (6 million sf. in Atlanta) but I doubt... Read more...

Spot on Charles, as office has become a challenged asset class. We have done both condos and rentals in Loudoun, and have generally been fortunate. However, the current climate is not great. We think the... Read more...

Thanks for the reply. Office development has evolved from my day, but I can't get totally rid of development thinking. Were I doing the project, I'd use smaller floor plates, shallower leasing depths and... Read more...

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A large focus of our plan is improving the connection between Virginia Village and the historic downtown. Do you have any suggestions for how we can accomplish this, especially to the East to Harrison Street?

Paved, bridged, well-lit walkway over to that side of the property and Raflo Park. Give some money to improve that park and make it more actively useful.

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What do you currently like the most about Virginia Village?

This looks incredible! Love the multiple parks and bridge/entrance from Harrison street, hope it comes together to look similar!

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A large focus of our plan is improving the connection between Virginia Village and the historic downtown. Do you have any suggestions for how we can accomplish this, especially to the East to Harrison Street?

Need a connection from your property on the east side through raflo park, possibly add a pedestrian bridge from the east side of your property with connection to the current trail in Raflo park.

We like this idea! A pedestrian bridge would further activate Harrison St and Raflo Park.

At which point FOLPA could then raise money for more seating in and around Raflo. At the Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands people were sitting all over haystacks, old trees brought in on their sides... Read more...

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What project feature is most important to you?

Quality streetscape

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Do you have any other questions or suggestions about this project?

This area needs to prioritize open green space and connect to other areas of Leesburg via walking and bike paths. No high density residential as the roads and schools cannot handle the excess.

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What else would you like us to know as we are considering the redevelopment of Virginia Village?

I have lived in walking distance to Virginia Village for over a decade and enjoy it's proximity. I'm excited about it being renovated as it looks a bit dated and rundown. I'm concerned about the increase... Read more...

Definitely agree with this. I’ve had to run across that crosswalk to the post office before because Catoctin Circle is so busy and cars don’t pay much mind to pedestrians there. Considerations for pedestrian... Read more...

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What else would you like us to know as we are considering the redevelopment of Virginia Village?

My wife and I are very excited about this potential project. We’ve driven by VV for years and thought it was such a great location but needed a major overhaul. We’re glad to see that the right things are... Read more...

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What else would you like us to know as we are considering the redevelopment of Virginia Village?

There are a lot of places in Leesburg for adults to gather and dine, stroll the streets, etc. But not as much space for families to gather without spending a ton on expensive restaurants, or trying to... Read more...

Justin thanks for these thoughtful ideas. We definitely want a place where there is something for everybody... families, singles, empty nesters, etc. We also agree a redevelopment needs to complement... Read more...

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We’ve heard from the community that more events would make Virginia Village an inviting place to spend time. What kinds of events would you like to see?

keep and expand the farmers market, classes and activities for family/kids (concerts, touch-a-truck events, holiday parties), dinning events like Taste of Leesburg or Restaurant Week

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We’ve heard from the community that more events would make Virginia Village an inviting place to spend time. What kinds of events would you like to see?

Octoberfest Music Loacal and fine arts

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What do you currently like the most about Virginia Village?

Farmers Market and walkability from downtown neighborhoods.

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What is the best way to program open space?

Multipurpose space for community events

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Do you have any other questions or suggestions about this project?

I would love to see some outdoor eating spaces (not in the parking lot), roof gardens, lots of bike racks! Please avoid the One Loudoun/Reston Town Center vibe.

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