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Old 09-20-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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FWIW, I don't think we'll continue to see the growth we've been experiencing in the last 2-3 years once the economy gets better. Many temporary residents have poured into the area because they feel they can't get jobs elsewhere. When times get better, many of them will move on. I don't think we'll see a shrinkage, but I do think it'll either plateau or growth will slow down to a trickle.
If the economy gets better. I don't see many encouraging signs on that front, and we've been in this economic crisis for years now.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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FWIW, I don't think we'll continue to see the growth we've been experiencing in the last 2-3 years once the economy gets better. Many temporary residents have poured into the area because they feel they can't get jobs elsewhere. When times get better, many of them will move on. I don't think we'll see a shrinkage, but I do think it'll either plateau or growth will slow down to a trickle.
Good news if this happens. That, and if we run out of land to build on in Loudoun County.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Normie, if people currently commute from Eastern Loudoun into DC, then what would stop people from commuting from Clarke County into Eastern Loudoun, a similar distance, if and when Eastern Loudoun becomes a major concentrated employment center? If you think Leesburg is getting congested now then just wait until everyone is moving out to Winchester and Berryville and bailing on down Route 7 through town to get to Sterling or Ashburn to work.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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RR, to prevent that from happening, then everyone would need to live in condos and townhouses. Sorry, but the ideal of a SFH on a 1/4-1/2 acre lot still lives large in folks' minds and most people don't like hearing their drunken neighbors get in a fight. When I hear folks talk about "stopping sprawl," that's what I hear. How is that any more or less coercive than the often-complained about NIMBYs?

What's happening now is that western Loudoun, northern Fauquier, Clarke, and Rappahannock are limiting development, so folks in search of their palace are going out to Frederick (generally the eastern part) and Warren.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Normie, if people currently commute from Eastern Loudoun into DC, then what would stop people from commuting from Clarke County into Eastern Loudoun, a similar distance, if and when Eastern Loudoun becomes a major concentrated employment center?
Few people live in Loudoun and commute to DC. That's a nasty commute. Most Loudounites work in the Tech Corridor. Most people who work in the Tech Corridor live relatively nearby. That will continue to be the case.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If the economy gets better. I don't see many encouraging signs on that front, and we've been in this economic crisis for years now.
What do you mean? I saw on the news tonight that the recession ended in June. Let the good times roll!
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:42 AM
 
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RR, to prevent that from happening, then everyone would need to live in condos and townhouses. Sorry, but the ideal of a SFH on a 1/4-1/2 acre lot still lives large in folks' minds and most people don't like hearing their drunken neighbors get in a fight. When I hear folks talk about "stopping sprawl," that's what I hear. How is that any more or less coercive than the often-complained about NIMBYs?

What's happening now is that western Loudoun, northern Fauquier, Clarke, and Rappahannock are limiting development, so folks in search of their palace are going out to Frederick (generally the eastern part) and Warren.
I don't know about the other places, but western Loudoun is now zoned one house per 20 acres. No one wit 20 acres or less can subdivide the property.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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What do you mean? I saw on the news tonight that the recession ended in June. Let the good times roll!
If only someone would convince all the unemployed and all the homeowners in foreclosure!
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Back to the DIA relocate and sorry I'm so late on this thread: the buildings they are leasing in Reston (at 12310 and 12300 Sunrise Valley Drive) are currently leased by the National Geospacial Intelligence Agency, who will be moving down to a new facility near Fort Belvoir once it has been completed. So, some are moving out and others are moving in. These buildings are already very secure so DIA would not have to modify a whole lot of things security-wise. Although I did think the whole point of NGA building a gigantic new campus near Fort Belvoir was due to BRAC and I thought the government wanted to get away from leased facilities, but what do I know?
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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What do you mean? I saw on the news tonight that the recession ended in June. Let the good times roll!
That's June 2009. The good times rolled by so fast that most of us missed it.
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