LVHS Special Use Permit Application

Application submitted for review: October 18, 2012

The Purcellville Community Development Department has received a Special Use Permit application to install field lights for new baseball and softball fields at Loudoun Valley High School.
  • The ball fields will be located between the existing school building and football stadium.
  • The softball field will have 7, 70-foot light poles with 18 Luminaire fixtures.
  • The baseball field will have a total of 9 poles; consisting of 4 80-foot poles and 5 70-foot poles, with 40 Luminaire fixtures.
Overview of the review process:
  1. Town Staff review. The Town’s Community Development Department will review the applications to determine if they are complete. There is a checklist of required submittals set forth in the Town ordinance that determines completeness. Once all the required materials have been submitted by the developer the zoning administrator will make a determination that the application is complete. At this point in the process staff does not substantively review the application; staff only determines completeness based on required submittals.
  2. Agency review. Once the application is deemed complete, the Community Development Department will distribute the plan and application to the following agencies for review and comment: The Town of Purcellville Public Works Department; the Town of Purcellville consulting engineer; Virginia Department of Transportation; Loudoun County Department of Building and Development; Loudoun County Fire and Rescue; Loudoun County School Board; the Town planning staff; and the Town attorney. These agencies have 45 days to respond with comments to the Town and will review the application for constancy with their policies and regulations. Once the Town has received the comments they will review the submission for consistency with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Once we get to a point where each staff comment has either been addressed or the applicant elects not to address it, the application is then forwarded to the Planning Commission for review.
  3. Planning Commission review. Staff will prepare a report to the Planning Commission evaluating the application. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing. Virginia Code requires the public hearing to be advertised in a local newspaper and the ad must be placed at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing. The notice needs to include the time and place of meeting. The Virginia Code indicates the meeting cannot be less than five days or more than 21 days after the second advertisement. The advertisement goes in the Purcellville Gazette. Notice will also be posted on the Town of Purcellville website ( ). State Statute also requires written notification of the public hearing be sent to all abutting landowners.
  4. Following the public hearing the Planning Commission will provide the Town Council with a recommendation on approval or disapproval including any specific recommendations it feels are appropriate. The Planning Commission may take more than one meeting to review the application before it makes a decision. The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Thursday of every month.
  5. Town Council review. The Town Council will hold a public hearing after it has received a recommendation from the Planning Commission. The public hearing advertising process is the same as the process for the Planning Commission. The public hearing will be published in the Purcellville Gazette on two consecutive Fridays at least three weeks prior to the actual hearing. Notice will also be posted on this website. The Town Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Applicant Information

Loudoun County School Board
c/o Kevin Lewis
21000 Education Court, 2nd Floor
Ashburn, VA 20148

Applicant's Consulting Engineer:
Bowman Consulting
101 South Street, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

Town of Purcellville Contact Information

Community Development Department
Town of Purcellville
221 South Nursery Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests should be directed to:
Diana Hays, Town Clerk
Town of Purcellville
221 South Nursery Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132

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