Oct 14

Selma Estates Project Update: October 14, 2021

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 1:25 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: October 14, 2021

  • At its Tuesday, October 5, 2021, meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved recommendation of the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee to develop guidelines that would allow affected Selma Estates property owners to choose whether to sell their property to the county or to perform their own mitigation using county grant funding.
  • To learn more about the recommendation, please view the item prepared for the October 5 meeting (PDF).
  • View the video of the board meeting in which this action was approved.
  • County staff are now working to develop guidelines for this project, including how to formulate acquisition offers cost estimates, and funding alternatives for the project. 
  • Coordination between county departments of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, General Services, Finance and Budget, and the County Attorney’s Office will be necessary to develop the project guidelines.
  • If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email or call 703-777-0222.
Oct 04

REVISED Selma Estates Project Update: October 1, 2021

Posted on October 4, 2021 at 5:24 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE:

  • As the Board plans for its October 5 meeting, the Selma Estates item has been placed on the Board’s consent agenda. 
  • As a result, the Board may vote on this item prior to 5:00 p.m.
  • The Board will take public comment as early as 6:00 p.m.
  • To view the meeting live, or access the meeting video after it takes place, please visit this webpage.

Project Update: October 1, 2021

  • At its Tuesday, October 5, 2021, meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will consider the recommendation of the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee to develop guidelines that would allow affected Selma Estates property owners to choose whether to sell their property to the county or to perform their own mitigation using county grant funding.
  • To learn more about the recommendation, please view the item prepared for the October 5 meeting (PDF).
  • To learn how to sign up to speak at this meeting, please visit this webpage.
  • To view the meeting live, or access the meeting video after it takes place, please visit this webpage.
  • Please note: while the October 5 board meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m., the Board will be in closed session on another item until approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • We do not anticipate that the Selma Estates item will come before the Board until after 5 p.m. The Board is also keeping its customary time for public comment, which occurs as early as 6:00 p.m.
  • If approved by the Board at the October 5 meeting, county staff will develop potential guidelines, cost estimates, and funding alternatives for the project. 
  • If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email or call 703-777-0222.
Sep 17

Selma Estates Project Update: September 17, 2021

Posted on September 17, 2021 at 4:15 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: September 17, 2021

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has responded to the county’s March 2021 request to reassess the data used in FEMA’s February 2021 Letter of Map Amendment.
  • FEMA’s final decision is to update the current December 2020 FEMA flood map to incorporate the more detailed information required to provide an accurate picture of current flood risk.
  • View a copy of the draft map here (PDF).
  • The draft map shows a closer view of the subject area as well as additional elevations within the established floodplain. 
  • If there are no appeals, comments or unforeseen issues, the map should become effective January 31, 2022. 
  • This more detailed information will allow FEMA to make more precise determinations for the homes in a future Letter of Map Amendment. The county will work with FEMA on reissuing a new LOMA determination that reflects the current flood risk of homes within the Special Flood Hazard Area. Staff estimates that the new Letter of Map Amendment may be completed by March 2022.
  • If you have questions regarding this map or the process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, at [email protected] or 703-777-0222.