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Broadlands Medical Facility

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by yankee1, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. yankee1

    yankee1 yankee1

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    Can anyone tell me how close this building is going to be to broadlands blvd. It is very deceptive in the advertisments, i.e. websites, news papers, etc.

    In other words, are the homes located on Broadlands Blvd going to have their windows rattled by the medical transport helicopter?????

    Where is the main entrance supposed to be?

    Thanks
     
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I believe the building is something like 500 feet back (I'm not positive on that number, but I'll check). I do know it is a few hundred feet farther back than what the county requires.

    The helipad will be behind the building, in the corner of Belmont Ridge and the Greenway. It is as far away from the homes as is possible. The current area hospitals average 1-3 helicopter trips per week.

    The main entrance will be at Broadlands Blvd/Glebe View.
     
  3. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    yankee1-
    The distance to the building from Broadlands Blvd is actually 630 feet.
     
  4. yankee1

    yankee1 yankee1

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    630 feet????? Does that mean all the wooded area will be removed? Is this a done deal, or are they looking at other sites? Hasn't the Broadlands fulfilled its civic duty already by housing the "beautiful" Loudoun County School Admin building??????
     
  5. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    Welcome to Broadlands, we've been talking about this for two years now and the subject is a can of worms! ;)
     
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    MD_boy New Member

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    hornerjo Senior Member

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    Also you don't need 5-6 questions marks here on your questions. We can see it's a question with only one. :)

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  8. Zansu

    Zansu New Member

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    Board of supervisors has not approved zoning. This site sums it up and provides a copy of the proposed county healthcare plan.
    http://www.co.loudoun.va.us/compplan/healthcare.htm
    The current county plan for healthcare facilities proposes not in Broadlands, but somewhere further south (for better geographic coverage of the county).

    What the board will do is anyone's guess.

    There's a meeting for feedback on this plan tonight (June 29) in South Riding and one tomorrow in Leesburg.
     
  9. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    where is chris when we need her?! 8)
     
  10. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Your kidding, right? If not, don't include "me" in your "we" reference.:)

     
  11. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    I agree. I will admit that these forums have become less, ahem, "colorful," in the "PC" (post-chris) era, but they have certainly become more civilized and I think this will encourage (and already has encouraged) more participation from the community. If you want to participate in the trash-talk that "chris" inspired, you have plenty of other options on the Internet.
     
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    I agree too. She was ruining every thread with the too much confrontational garbage and my blood pressure was skyrocketing :) I actually stopped visiting the forums soon before Chris/Maryjo/etc. got booted. I just opened up the forums on Tuesday for the first time in a month and saw the sticky about her dual personalities. So now, for better or worse, I'm back on board.
     
  13. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    According to a lot of 'sketches' I have seen, there will be a 'boundry' of trees between the road and the actual building.

    Yankee1, like any building project, yes, they will have to cut down some trees. In fact, they cut down some trees to build your house too. :) That whole area is zoned to have something built upon it. It's not zoned to be a large park...

    Anyhow, take a good look at the plans and proposed drawings; they all have lots of vegetation between the building and the roads that surround it. Broadlands is pretty good about keeping a 'nature' look to the community. We have lots of Tree Rescues organized throughout the year, etc.

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  14. Zansu

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    At least they used to be. The southern stuff is noticably different in that regard from the northern (older) part of the neighborhood.

    but broadlands developers have nothing to do with the development of the hospital.
     
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    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    I would like to think this difference reflects the fact that the older Broadlands North is just that - older. There are lots of trees planted in Broadlands South which, in a few years, I hope will fill in nicely and more closely resemble the North.
     
  16. Skins fan

    Skins fan Tequila fan (100% agave)

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    yankee1

    All of the land between the Greenway and Broadlands Blvd. is zoned commercial. Original plans were for a 5 or 6 story office bldg. complex with multiple buildings. Something commercial will be built there eventually and many trees will be cut down to accomodate. Broadlands Blvd. will be extented and connect to Belmont Ridge.

    The commercial zone was in the master plan from the beginning.

    skins fan
     
  17. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    A good portion of "south", and many other areas in Ashburn were originally farm land and cleared many, many years ago.

    But I do hope they keep a nice buffer of trees for the proposed BRMC.

     
  18. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    If you look at the plans for the site as the 7 building office complex as compared to the proposed hospital (I will be happy to show both to anyone that would like to see them), it clearly indicates more of the area will be preserved with the hospital.
    Also, since the hospital needs special exception approval as opposed to "by rights" zoning, the county can require more preservation and the planting of additional landscape buffer.
    The resident task force group is working with HCA to get them to provide even more than the county requires.
     
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    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Cliff,

    Thanks for the info. Is HCA cooperating with the community request for additional landscaping buffers?

     
  20. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    They give indications that they will, but nothing has been finalized or confirmed. A representative fro the county planning department was at the meeting, so he also heard our concerns loud and clear.
     

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