GCA sends comments to Loudoun BOS in support of PEC’s purchase offer for “Aldie Assemblage”
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors will meet March 15th to decide on the purchase offer for the “Aldie Assemblage” property in historic Aldie. PEC has put together an offer to purchase the parcel for the purpose of protection and preservation.
A large portion of the Aldie Assemblage is in the floodplain and several interested parties have
proposed inappropriate development on these parcels that would threaten Little River, an
important tributary of the Goose Creek Watershed which feeds Loudoun’s water supply. PEC
would take environmental considerations into account at every level in their planning and avoid
threatening the river with grading that would lead to erosion, large impermeable surfaces, or steep
slope alterations. One only has to look 1 mile east to “Roundabout Meadows” at the intersection
of Route 50 and Route 15 to see their commitment to protecting Loudoun’s environmental
resources. They saved the 239 acres around the intersection from unwanted development and
turned 141 of those acres into publicly accessible trails and a community farm growing fruit and
vegetables that are donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief. PEC’s acquisition of the Aldie
Assemblage would be a natural expansion of this effort and mission.
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