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May 23

FAA Noise Policy Review Hearings Continue as Loudoun County Attempts to Engage Agency

Posted to Airport Impact Overlay District CPAM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County is passing along an opportunity for the public to provide feedback to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding aircraft noise. The FAA has scheduled webinars about aircraft noise as the agency conducts its Noise Policy Review (NPR), which the FAA indicates will help them address aircraft noise throughout the country. 

The FAA hearings coincidentally are occurring at the same time as Loudoun’s ongoing efforts to engage the FAA about noise concerns from residents living west of Dulles International Airport. Those concerns were raised when the Board of Supervisors adopted a new Airport Impact Overlay District for properties around and near Dulles Airport in January 2023. The FAA has acknowledged Loudoun’s request and is preparing a response.

Meanwhile, the FAA will continue hearings related to its nationwide NPR. Members of the public may learn more by attending one of the upcoming webinars. In addition, the FAA is accepting comments submitted online, by mail, by FAX or hand-delivered until July 31, 2023. 

According to the FAA announcement, four key considerations of its civil aviation noise policy are under review: recreational and commercial fixed-wing airplanes, helicopters, commercial space transportation vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, as well as emerging technology vehicles (newer types of vehicles that will operate in U.S. airspace). 

The FAA has been holding virtual public meetings about the NPR throughout May. The remaining webinars via Zoom and YouTube are scheduled for: 

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

To learn more about the FAA’s Noise Policy Review, how to participate in the webinar and how to submit comments, visit the FAA’s website at:

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Dec 15

Design Phase for Aldie Fire and Rescue Station Nears 100% Completion

Posted to Aldie Fire and Rescue Station by Heidi Kellum

The Aldie Fire and Rescue Station Project design phase is now at 95% completion, according to the design project team. Following the conclusion of the Historic Resources Impact Mitigation review, site plan approval, and building permit approval, the design will advance to 100% completion in spring 2023.

The Construction Contractor Procurement phase will follow the completion of the design process in spring 2023. More information about Loudoun County Capital Projects and phases is provided at

The new 23,000 square-foot station will be constructed in Aldie, Virginia to replace the existing building, providing an updated and accessible facility for the Aldie Volunteer Fire Department. Features of the new facility will include apparatus bays, bunkroom facilities, a training room, a break room, restrooms and showers, food preparation and dining areas, laundry and decontamination areas, supply storage, a gear and hose drying area, a breathing apparatus air compressor room, a fitness room, offices and a repair shop. 

In addition to the new facility, site improvements for this project include two entrances off Route 50, access and parking areas, a well and septic field, lighting, landscaping, and a storm water management pond.  

For more information about the Aldie Fire and Rescue Station project, visit the project page.

Apr 12

Construction Topping Out Ceremony for Ashburn Recreation and Community Center April 25

Posted to Ashburn Recreation and Community Center by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County invites members of the public to attend a topping out ceremony for the Ashburn Recreation and Community Center, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony—a tradition in construction—symbolizes the completion of structural steel installation, which is marked by invited guests signing the final steel beam that is then placed into the structure. The event will take place at the end of Van Metre Drive near the Ashburn Recreation Center construction site in Ashburn. 

Members of the Board of Supervisors and representatives of the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, which is building the facility, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS), which will manage the facility when construction is completed, will be on hand for the celebration and to sign the steel beam. 

The project will construct a 117,000-square-foot recreation and community center on Broadlands Boulevard, west of the intersection with Claiborne Parkway. The two-story facility will feature a 50-meter competition pool with spectator seating, leisure pool, spa, full-size gymnasium, large fitness area, running track, soft sensory playroom, multipurpose room with a catering and teaching kitchen, classrooms, offices and meeting spaces. 

The gymnasium will be the largest in the county’s PRCS system and will include game line markings for basketball, volleyball and pickleball courts. Outside, the center will include a multi-use trail around the property, a large courtyard with seating, a splash play area and playground equipment. Construction is currently estimated for completion in summer 2025.

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found on the project page on the Loudoun County website.

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