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Hounds ballpark receives preliminary approval

New Loudoun Hounds ballpark

A new ballpark for the Loudoun Hounds (independent; Atlantic League) at One Loudoun Place received approval from the Loudoun County Planning Commission and will be debated by the full board on March 25.

The full Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is expected to take up the matter during a March 25 hearing. The One Loudoun Place developers have requested several zoning changes relating to the new 10,000-seat ballpark, mostly relating to setbacks and street alignments. The changes would also reduce the amount of green space in the Town Center.

The public has also been invited to speak on the topic as part of the hearing; it will be interesting to see how many local residents show up to express their disapproval of the potential traffic caused by the ballpark, though it seems their efforts went for naught tonight.

One Loudoun Place is a planned 358-acre mixed-use community in Loudoun County, Virginia, that will feature 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail including fine dining, upscale shopping and movie theater, a luxury hotel, three million square feet of office space, a clubhouse with pool and an amphitheater –- all surrounded by approximately 150 acres of public land with miles of walking trails. Now under construction, One Loudoun’s mixed-use Downtown district is slated to open in Spring 2013.

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