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Oct 06

Planning Commission Public Hearing for Philomont Fire and Rescue Facility Scheduled for October 24

Posted on October 6, 2023 at 2:05 PM by Heidi Kellum

Members of the public can provide comments regarding a legislative application for a Special Exception (SPEX) and Commission Permit (CMPT) for the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue facility to be constructed in the village of Philomont at an upcoming Planning Commission Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

The Planning Commission meeting will be held at the Loudoun County Government Center in the Board Room at 1 Harrison Street, SE., Leesburg, VA 20177. View more information about the meeting, including signing up to speak, on the Planning Commission page

Members of the public can also provide input at a future Board of Supervisors Public Hearing and Business Meeting for review of the Special Exception (SPEX) and Commission Permit (CMPT), to be scheduled in December 2023 or early 2024. 

About the Legislative Application

The legislative application includes Special Exception and Commission Permits as follows:

  • SPEX-2023-0014: A Special Exception to allow a fire and/or rescue station use on this parcel CR-1 zoning district, pursuant Section 2-504(H) of the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance.
  • CMPT-2023-0003: A Commission Permit to allow a fire and/or rescue station use, a public facility, on this parcel, pursuant Section 6-1101(A) of the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance.

For more information, visit Loudoun Land Applications and Comments and search the for map for plan number LEGI-2023-0069.

About the Project

This project will construct a new 18,500-square-foot fire and rescue facility on Snickersville Turnpike in the Village of Philomont to replace the existing Philomont Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company #8 Station. The new facility is anticipated to include apparatus bays, bunkroom facilities, a training/break room, restrooms, showers, food preparation and dining areas, laundry and decontamination areas, supply storage, and a gear and hose drying area. It will also include a breathing apparatus air compressor room, a fitness room, offices, and a repair shop.

This project is currently estimated to be completed in 2027. 

For more information about the Philomont Fire and Rescue Station project, including a link to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit the project page