Community Meeting December 2

The Town of Leesburg has confirmed that CalAtlantic Homes, based in Arlington, has a contract to purchase the Westpark Golf Course. The contract is in a study period that will end in about a month.

CalAtlantic representatives are planning to hold a community meeting regarding their proposed purchase and development plans for the property on Saturday, Dec. 2, location and time to be determined.

In October, the Leesburg Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission recommended to the Town Council that the Town consider purchasing the golf course. Based on this recommendation, the Council requested that Town staff conduct a feasibility analysis of acquiring the property. Staff concluded that the golf course would require a minimum of $1.5 million in capital improvements and enhancements on top of the listing price of $6.2 million. The staff conclusion was that the expected revenue from the golf course would not cover the operational and debt service costs. That feasibility analysis is available on the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/Home/Components/News/News/5643/29.

In response to concerns expressed by a number of town residents, the Leesburg Planning & Zoning Department prepared a memo outlining the current zoning and by-right development potential of the property. That memo and a map showing the zoning districts as well as the floodplain and creek valley buffer limits are also available on the Town website at the above link.

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