Commercial Property Timeline
In order to preserve space and avoid repetition, the following should be noted:
The term ‘the Board’ refers to The Board of Trustees of the Courts and Ridges Association.
Mr. Leber refers to Mr. Larry Leber, from Gloucester Capital Partners (and Upshire Realty).
The term ‘HOA’ refers to the Courts and Ridges Home Owners Association.
The term ‘Conditions of Approval’ refers to the conditions Mr. Leber will meet upon the approval
of the commercial property application.
1993 – A zoning application is publicly filed with Loudoun County for a Planned Development
called the Ridges at Ashburn, which included a 2.6-acre Neighborhood Commercial Cen-
ter. This application is filed by the owners of the property at the time – Ashburn Farm
Partnership and Belmont Associates (the “Developer”).
1994 – Zoning Plans are approved for up to 45,300 square feet of commercial space allowing the
land at the corner of Susan Leslie and Claiborne Parkway to be developed as commercial
property. Two entrances to the commercial property are approved off of Susan Leslie Drive.
This approval is still valid and enforceable today.
The Developer and his successors and assigns are required to provide all subsequent land
purchasers with details disclosing the zoning of the commercial property.
1996 – A Special Exception application is publicly filed with Loudoun County for a bank, and a
convenience food store with an auto service station and gas pumps. This application is
approved in 1997.
1999 – The HOA’s community center was subdivided as a lot, and included a landscape strip
around the commercial center. The strip is identified as Parcel A-N, and is referred to as the
2003 – The Developer is released from its bond and is no longer involved with the operations of
the HOA, however the Developer retains ownership and rights to develop the commercial
August 2003 – Toll Brothers Corporation seeks to acquire property from the HOA-owned land-
scape strip needed for a high-speed turn lane on Clairborne