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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL AND JOINT 171 <br /> PUBLIC HEARINGS WITH PLANNING COMMISSION ON ZONING ORDINANCE 171 <br /> AMENDMENTS, SEPTEMBER 13, 1978. <br /> A regular meeting of. the Leesburg Town Council was held in the <br /> Council Chambers, 10 West Loudoun Street, Leesburg, Virginia at 7 : 30 <br /> P.M. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor, who welcomed <br /> Mr. Walter F. Murray as a member of the Council. The invocation <br /> was given by Mr. Murray, followed with the Salute to the Flag. <br /> Present were:,, Mayor Kenneth B. Rollins, Councilmembers Glen P. <br /> Cole, Stanley D. Herrell , Jr. , G. Dewey Hill , Jr. , Marylou Hill , <br /> Walter F. Murray and John W. Tolbert, Jr. ; also Town Manager John <br /> Niccolls, Assistant to the Manager Jeffrey H. Minor, Director of <br /> Engineering Andrew G. Shope, Director of Finance Donald 0. Taylor <br /> and Town Attorney George M. Martin. <br /> Certificates of Appreciation were presented by the Mayor to <br /> former Mayor Mary Anne Newman and, former Councilmembers Charles E. <br /> Bange, James A. Rock and C. Terry Titus for their service to the <br /> Town in their respective capacities . <br /> Proposed "Leegate" Industrial Park. <br /> Mayor Rollins recognized Mr. Woodrow W. Turner, representing <br /> the contract owners of the old Kincaid property just outside the <br /> corporate limits to the east of Leesburg, and stated that the Town <br /> .--t will have subdivision control over this property and: will have to <br /> O serve it with water and -sewer. The County Planning Commission and <br /> ...y the Board of Supervisors would like a response from the Town as to <br /> 3,74 whether they look favorably, unfavorably or no comment at all on <br /> -� the proposed rezoning of this property. Mr. Turner explained that <br /> the present zoning of this tract of land is a combination of A-3 <br /> and General Industrial . It is proposed to rezone this property to <br /> PDIP for use for office, business, light industry and research <br /> and development type facilities. This would be a quality develop- <br /> ment of which the' Town and• the. County could be proud. As an indi- <br /> cation of commitment, the developer intends to locate its adminis- <br /> trative offices on the facility. This is a logical use for the <br /> 11 property and it must be rezoned before such use can be made. It <br /> is proposed to build a connector road between Route 7 andRoute <br /> 654 (to the Airport) . The, developer. is North American• Doctors <br /> Investment. Fund, Inc. - <br /> Mr. J. Edgar Sears , of Urban Engineering and• Associates, ex- <br /> hibited- and explained the design concept for this facility. Mr. <br /> Turner: asked that Council consider and• pass a resolution looking <br /> favorably at this proposal andindicating its response to the <br /> County; also that this facility would be served with Town water <br /> and sewer. He said the County Planning Commission has scheduled • <br /> and advertised a public hearing on this matter for September• 27th <br /> and it is their practice not to holdia hearing until- all the- reports <br /> are in. A report from the Town Council would certainly betas im- <br /> portant as any others. Mr. Murray felt that, since the Leesburg <br /> Planning Commission will be meeting jointly tonight for the purpose <br /> of holding public hearings , perhaps this matter might be discussed <br /> at that time. <br /> Petitioners <br /> , Mr. Jack Wallace, President of' the Chamber of Coummerce, said <br /> that, although the Chamber has not taken any official action con- <br /> cerning parking in Leesburg, it has. been discussed. . He felt that <br /> the Chamber is in favor of the ','Foodmaker" lot and that there is a <br /> demonstrated need for parking in the downtown area. He suggested <br /> that Council give some thought to permit parking on this lot. This <br /> would save the cost of meters and policing the lot for the most <br /> part. The Chamber is in favor of this purchase provided it is a <br /> cost ,effective measure. <br /> Mr. Joby Reynolds, President of the Downtown Business Associa- <br /> tion, said the Association has been working with the Town Council <br /> and the staff for the past several months investigatingmany avenues <br /> to alleviate the parking problem in the . Old and Historic District. <br /> After looking at many recommendations and studies , including the <br /> one recently done by Kamstra, Dickerson & Associates, • they • feel <br /> that the "Foodmaker ' lot is the best alternative. There is a strong <br />