DEQ Accepting Data Center Public Comments Through June 3

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Purpose of this notice: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that would allow impacts to wetlands and stream channels in Loudoun County, Virginia. A one million square foot data center campus along with an associated power substation will be constructed by-right on land bounded by Broadlands Boulevard to the south, Belmont Ridge Road to the west, the Dulles Greenway to the north, and Education Court to the east. The by-right data center does not need approval from the Board of Supervisors to be built, as the property’s current office park zoning allows for its construction.

Now through Monday, June 3, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting public comments for the permit application (Application number 23-2808) associated with the construction of the Broadlands CyrusOne data center. The application is to allow for changes that will impact approximately one acre of wetlands and approximately 2,000 feet of stream flowing into the Beaverdam Run, due to the construction of the data center. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors does not have control over this environmental application, as the wetlands and streams at this site are being reviewed through DEQ’s Virginia Water Protection permit program. Comments should concentrate on the wetlands and stream impacts, and avoid focusing on other aspects of the data center, such as location or design. DEQ accepts comments via email at Emily.Kuplack@deq.virginia.gov or by mail. For additional information on the permit application and how to submit comments, visit deq.virginia.gov/permits/public-notices/water/wetlands-streams-vwp.

Public Hearing May 15 – Tillett’s View Rezoning Application

A Message From Broad Run Supervisor Sylvia Glass

The Tillett’s View residential rezoning application will appear for a vote of approval or denial at the Board of Supervisor’s Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. The Public Hearing begins at 6:00pm at the Loudoun County Government Center (1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg 20177), and information to view the Public Hearing and sign up to speak is available at Loudoun.gov/Meetings. The application proposes a 357-unit townhome and single-family home development on the 50 acres of undeveloped land surrounding the Waxpool Elementary School. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing and would like to share your thoughts on the application, please reach out to me via Loudoun.gov/BroadRun. The staff analysis and application information packet is available here: Loudoun.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=89&event_id=3821&meta_id=245425.

Annual Meeting – Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – 7pm

The 2024 Annual Meeting of Broadlands Association, Inc. will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Join as early as 6:45 pm at the following link: 

The voting deadline is by 5 pm, May 6th. The election of directors will be conducted using the TIEiVOTE™ online voting system. ​ Members can vote online or via paper proxy. ​ The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to a three-year term ending in May of 2027. ​ Members can access the Broadlands voting site at www.tieivote.com using their unique username and password provided in the notice. ​ The online system allows members to view the official notice and information about the annual meeting, access election materials, and submit their votes securely. ​You may review samples of the Election Notice and Proxy Vote.

This meeting is held each year to elect the Board of Directors as required by the Bylaws. In-person or proxy voting from at least ten percent of the total number of votes of the association is necessary to fulfill the quorum requirement. Official notification of this meeting will be sent via USPS mail around April 1. 

If you have questions about the Annual Meeting, please contact Sarah Gerstein, General Manager at 703-520-9905 or Sarah@broadlandshoa.com.