On the Table

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During the month of October, 13 groups hosted On the Table discussions, Town staff visited Tuscarora High School, and one group went door-to-door asking questions about Leesburg. By the end of the month, we had comments back from close to 200 people. We learned from these groups that there's a lot to like about Leesburg! People commented on the historic character, the small-town charm, the sense of community, and the vibrant downtown. They love that Leesburg is walkable and that there's plenty of access to green space.

It wasn't all positive, though. Unsurprisingly, traffic is a big issue, and people are worried that continued growth is going to make it worse. They're also concerned that the growth will have a negative impact on all of those things that they love about Leesburg. Young people, in particular, are concerned about the loss of green space, and everyone wants to keep the small-town feel.

The current On the Table window is closed now, but we may be making it a yearly event.

You can still give us your thoughts on Leesburg by answering the questions in the survey below. The more people we hear from, the more successful this plan will be.

During the month of October, 13 groups hosted On the Table discussions, Town staff visited Tuscarora High School, and one group went door-to-door asking questions about Leesburg. By the end of the month, we had comments back from close to 200 people. We learned from these groups that there's a lot to like about Leesburg! People commented on the historic character, the small-town charm, the sense of community, and the vibrant downtown. They love that Leesburg is walkable and that there's plenty of access to green space.

It wasn't all positive, though. Unsurprisingly, traffic is a big issue, and people are worried that continued growth is going to make it worse. They're also concerned that the growth will have a negative impact on all of those things that they love about Leesburg. Young people, in particular, are concerned about the loss of green space, and everyone wants to keep the small-town feel.

The current On the Table window is closed now, but we may be making it a yearly event.

You can still give us your thoughts on Leesburg by answering the questions in the survey below. The more people we hear from, the more successful this plan will be.

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    On The Table @ 15 North King

    by Pia Miranda, 8 months ago

    We had a small group gathered and enjoyed an old Windy City Red Hots Favorite – Chicago’s Italian Beef. Our small group represented different age group, background and profession. We spent some time talking about what 5 -10 years would and could look like and how our current concerns for parking, traffic, housing in town would and could be impacted by technology advancements.

    Our discussions are summarized below:

    What we Like about our town:

    • The events that bring everyone in town – all age group
    • Growth and new businesses coming in the Leesburg
    • A place where you can live, work... Continue reading
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    Plum Grove Cyclery

    8 months ago
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    Kevin Knight

    9 months ago
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    October 14, 2019

    9 months ago

    Our group of twelve folks, who live within the Town limits, had an hour and a half conversation on the topics that were important to them while having dessert at our home. The discussion was lively, and all attendees were extremely appreciative of the Town’s interest in soliciting their opinions on the front end of developing the new Town Plan.

    Very quickly some common themes emerged and were echoed by most everyone in the group. We tried to organize our discussion by addressing various topics, and these are noted below with associated comments.

    What is GREAT about Leesburg?

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    October 21, 2019

    9 months ago
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    On The Table in Lowenbach

    by Gwen Pangle, 9 months ago

    A group of 12 people came to the on the table discussion. We had men and women along with various age groups represented. Most of the attendees were from the lowenbach subdivision but we did have some from Country Club and the Southwest quadrant.

    Karen McDonald from Loudoun now came to report on our group prior to heading out to the town council meeting

    We had food and drink and sat around a high top fire pit table and attempted to have lofty ideas about what should come next with Leesburg.

    we spent some time talking about current situations with... Continue reading