The truth about the future of the housing stock in Loudoun County is that there is currently a great lack of option for homebuyers. New home communities such as Brambleton in eastern Loudoun County are offering a much needed stock of housing in the DC Metro area. Take a look at the article written below by Loudoun County Chamber member Grafton deButts to get a clearer sense of the situation. We think he did a great job summing up what the future plans for Loudoun will need to address for this to continue to be such a wonderful place for our residents to call their home!
Blog post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs
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First things first, let’s be honest, unless you’re reading the local newspaper’s government column or hanging out with me on the weekends you have no idea what Loudoun 2040 is. That’s fair, no judgement here. The sci-fi like name, Loudoun 2040, doesn’t scream “easy to understand and relatable.” Though perhaps we can learn from the mistakes of previous sci-fi films and better prepare for the future we want for Loudoun County in 2040.
Have you ever noticed futuristic sci-fi movies always uses far-off years like … 2001? Now we watch those movies and think, “They were wayoff!” Back to the Future’s prediction of 2015 offering hover boards have yet to become a reality. Terminator 2 predicted that by 1997 machines would be self-aware and launch a nuclear attack. This year was supposed to be the year that we go to phone booths to make video calls in Blade Runner. 
Loudoun 2040 – or the Comprehensive Plan as it will become known once approved this summer – is also attempting to make a bold prediction for the future. It will be predicting the needs of our community over the next 20 years and laying out the guidelines for our leadership, business community, and our citizens to grow into over that time. Our nine member Board of Supervisors will decide what predictions for the future they wish to prepare for and which ones will be left of the cutting room floor.
Here’s two future predictions for Loudoun 2040 that we hope are addressed in the final cut:
Without preparing for this future, we won’t suffer under a robot led apocalypse or even a horrible hover-board accident, but we will be facing a reality of housing that our local workforce cannot dream to afford. Business will move out of Loudoun or never move in because they cannot find workers once they get here. And our children that receive a world-class education in our county, won’t be able to afford to return home to begin their career.
If you agree, please take time to share your story with us, and consider attending an upcoming public hearing to tell our Supervisors that you’d like to see an increase in our housing stock, diversity, and an increase the opportunity for our business community to thrive.
For more information on this, please consider checking out our Loudoun 2040 webpage to get involved.