STOP WAL-MART & STOP TRAFFIC bound for
Brambleton and Belmont Ridge Road!!!!!!!!
The flyer (from "Ashburn Citizens United") wants me to urge the Loudoun BOS to vote against the Dulles Landing Special Exception, which is apparently being considered Monday night at 6:30pm. It argues that "If allowed to go forward this will become our newest form of grid lock via Belmont Ridge." Dulles Landing is going to be on the corner of Route 50 and Loudoun County Parkway.
I don't want to start yet another "Wal-Mart is evil/No it's not" discussion. There are other things going in to Dulles Landing (Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Michael's, PetsMart, Ross, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Pizzeria Uno, Chili's, etc.), and I think they are counting on the Wal-Mart hot button to stir people up.
I looked up the legal notice for the public hearing, and it says:
The Beatty Limited Partnership of McLean, Va. has submitted an application for a special exception to permit an outdoor sales area
accessory to a permitted retail sales establishment in the PD-CC-RC (Planned Development - Commercial Center - Regional Center)
zoning district. .... The area is governed by the policies of the Revised General Plan (Suburban Policy Area) and CPAM 2005-0007, Arcola Area/Route
50 Corridor Plan which designate this area for Hybrid Retail Center with a destination retail overlay.
I bolded what I understand to be the actual thing being sought at this meeting. How would voting against this "stop Wal-Mart"? It sounds like this shopping center is already a done deal.
Anyway, I thought I'd see what you guys thought about the traffic issue specifically. Someone obviously cares enough to distribute flyers.