Loudoun Board of Supervisors Debate the Future of Leesburg Courthouse


Bill Thompson and Daniela Berson


LEESBURG — (WMAL) The fate of the Leesburg Courthouse is still in question after the Loudoun County Board motioned to suspend the issue on Thursday night.

Interested parties have 75 days to bring their case before the Board of Supervisors before the plans to expand the courthouse are approved.

Chariman Scott York said that it’s evident that the goals of the county are different from the town of Leesburg.

“I do not blame the town council for the discussion they are having,” York said at Thursday’s meeting.

“They are in a different set of shoes than we are as a board, and they look at things differently than we do as a board.”

Despite the Board of Supervisors’ willingness to expand the courthouse, their consultant says the buildings surrounding it are classified as historic.

Finance Committee leader Matthew Letourneau said the county would have to knock down the historic buildings if the expansion plan was approved.

If it is not approved, the county government would have to relocate, and they are considering sites in the eastern part of the county.

The next meeting regarding the state of the courts is on July 28th.

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