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Land adjacent to Clyde's

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by NatsFan28, May 18, 2015.

  1. NatsFan28

    NatsFan28 New Member

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    I was wondering what people thought about the future of the undeveloped land between Clyde's and Claiborne Pkwy. We bought in Broadlands last year (north side, near Broadlands Blvd.) and have loved it. During our search for a home, I thought I did my homework by researching the zoning of that land. It was listed as PDH3, so I figured that whatever went there would be consistent with a residential atmosphere. However, I noticed the large Van Metre advertisement at the corner of Broadlands and Claiborne claiming it was available for offices. I'm a little concerned what that means for a pretty large land parcel.

    Anyone have background on the planned use for this land?

    Thanks for your insight!
     
  2. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    Not sure but they were planning on building a mental health care facility around there a few years back....that really got the neighborhood riled up.
     
  3. NatsFan28

    NatsFan28 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply! Interesting. I suppose that's better than many of the alternatives.

    We moved here from the Chantilly/Herndon area, just east of Rt 28. They recently built a massive 8-story office building RIGHT across the street from a nice neighborhood of single family homes. Always felt very out of place. We lived in a nearby town home cluster, but would often walk the neighborhood. Seemed weird being surrounded by suburbia, then turning the corner and seeing the top 5 stories of this building from over the tree line.

    I wouldn't want to see 4+ story office buildings across Broadlands Blvd, given the nice setting we have in our neighborhood. I already feel that the LoCo School Admin building is a little out of place. But they did a nice job of moving it back, away from the street.
     
  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    That property has been zoned for commercial development since Broadlands was created.
     
  5. NatsFan28

    NatsFan28 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Any insight into what might go there? Shopping centers, town center, professional park, office buildings? I guess it's been vacant for quite some time, since this neighborhood was built ~15 years ago. Maybe not worth even thinking about it at this point...
     
  6. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Van Metre has had several ideas, some rejected by county officials. I think the latest is for some type of small office park, but I'm not certain what all is included.
     
  7. NatsFan28

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    Thanks again for your thoughts. If you hear anything more, I'd be interested.

    "Small" office park sounds reasonable. I am hoping for something that blends well with the rest of our community.
     
  8. higgins

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    It was supposed to be a community hospital with a small, no more than 20 bed, behavioral health unit. It would have been nice if the hospital had been built.
     
  9. Salvadoranguy503

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    i heard van meter is planning to use that area as a landfill for all the OB cable/tv equipment. :) it could be just a rumor tho.
     
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    lissa84 New Member

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    I had concerns about this as well, since we moved here about 3 years ago and had the same thoughts that it was zoned as a PDH3. Which it is, but after contacting Van Metre they have actually sent in another application and plan to put up four 2-story mixed-use office buildings as well as a a few other buildings. They say they want to put mixed-use office space as well as restaurants and gas station. If approved it looks like construction can be expected to start pretty soon. From looking at the proposed site plan, I'm not all too happy about it, as it takes away from the current look and feel of the area now. But, things like this happen I guess. Doesn't mean I have to like it.
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice to leave some areas undeveloped as this was part of the attraction of living here - not so much anymore, imo.
     
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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    I would hazard a guess that there is planned development in most, if not all of Eastern Loudoun's undeveloped properties.
     
  13. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Looking more and more like Fairfax County when it was going through growth spurts......
     

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