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