Scenario Planning Study: Silver Line Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Board of Supervisors Meetings

 January 21, 2016 

The final report of the Scenario Planning Study was presented.

Note: A project website was created for the Scenario Planning Study. The website was owned and maintained by project consultants in collaboration with the Loudoun County government. As of January 21, 2016, this website will no longer be updated.

December 2, 2015

Staff presented graphics of the consultant’s recommended scenario and discussed the status of the final report.

October 7, 2015

Staff met with individual Board members to solicit feedback regarding land use scenarios. Key themes from the Board meetings were presented and discussed at the Board business meeting and are included in the Board information item below.

September 16, 2015

The project team presented four scenarios and the methodologies used to evaluate them. Additional discussion and feedback will be provided during interviews with Board members and at future meetings.

Outreach Activities

Workshop Number 2: Scenario Development & Testing (August 26 - 27, 2015)

The second Scenario Planning Study Workshop was held at Moorefield Station Elementary School on August 26, 2015. Participants evaluated three land use scenarios and manipulated assumptions via CommunityViz (the model being used to test scenarios) and worked to compile a fourth scenario. This session gave participants the opportunity to understand the various impacts and benefits associated with the different scenarios. The meeting began with a presentation to the public of how the scenarios have been developed and how the software can be used to evaluate impacts. Participants reviewed the alternatives, raised questions, tested assumptions, presented new scenario ideas, and determined their scenario preference. On the following day, there was a daytime work session for key stakeholders to ask questions and participate in the same exercise. Input gathered at this session and the previous evening’s work session will be used to develop the fourth scenario that reflects feedback from participants.

Workshop Number 1: Issues Identification (May 28 - 29, 2015)

The first Scenario Planning Study Workshop was held on May 28 and 29, 2015. A sincere thank you to all who attended. This one-and-a-half day session focused on introducing the project, soliciting views regarding the issues and conditions of which the team needs to be aware, and discussing the potential future visions for the study area. The meeting started in the evening with a presentation to the public from the project team and included a work session for attendees to describe their ideas. There was also some time after the meeting to discuss the project and ideas with the project team. On the day following the meeting, there was an opportunity for land owners, stakeholders, and citizens to drop-in to present their ideas for prioritization to the project team in scheduled sessions.