Small group but loud opinions when it comes to planning…

The Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) has been conducting a study on the future land use of the George Washington Region—the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford and the city of Fredericksburg.  In order to gain public opinion on the planning matters, FAMPO has been holding meetings open to the public in each county and in downtown Fredericksburg.  I attended the meeting for Spotsylvania County on September 23, and even though there was a small showing (due to the wrong address printed on the invitations) there was no lack in feedback from the opinionated/concerned group of five. Our group was an interesting mix—an older man who had grown up and still lives in the area and longed for the original transit option, pre-Fred, another older man who had moved down here from New Jersey to be close with his grandchildren and is concerned for their upbringing and how the area will shape their growth, a Fredericksburg GIS employee with the same … [Read more...]