Quote: There goes the country liven, they don't want to drive. give up one thing for another. Well that's great for me. sense I a contractor. But not good for my kids. safety , crime, traffic to name a few. Schools to small. they think this will bring $$$$$$$$$$$$ but if the $$$$$$$$$$ is not spent right By the BOS then like the millions of dolors missing all ready. We will be screwed. People better watch the spending. Just ask Stafford and spotsylvaina . high ho silver
While I understand some peoples feelings toward change… I do not think that the country living is going away. There will still be plenty of rural spaces in the county. I feel that the lost of country living as it was back in the day started to deteriorate almost 7 years ago when housing development started here. I am glad to see that the BOS did not allow the one developer the ability to double the amount of homes they wanted on a property near the retail area. The BOS should develop stricker rules on density development.
Those that say they are closer to Fredericksburg and would rather go there then K.G. will change their minds. I said the same thing when I lived in St Mary’s county Maryland and it was Waldorf or Lexington Park. It comes down to a personal choice of weather you want to deal with the congestion of Fredericksburg or not.
I agree that we need to stay on top of the BOS by monitoring their spending. So far I think it has been pretty good except for a few things. I personally would like to see more spending on the infrastructure as it relates to roads. I personally think that cross county connector roads such as 206 & 205 should be widened and traffic lights installed or portions of those roads like at 218.
Construction of a new middle and elementary schools are in the works for 2010-2011. The new high school as of November 1st had an enrollment of 1,219. The new high school will have a capacity of 1,700 students. So I personally think that that is covered. I would expect to see the school board to request a new high school sometime in the 2015 time frame. I also think that having the MARY WASHINGTON Graduate program occupying part of that space is OUTSTANDING.
Crime…. Well you can expect it to rise, to say other wise is foolish. I have not found anything as it relates to the Sheriff outlook on these issues. Most of the crime that I have observed is in the areas of traffic violations and drug related crimes. It should be noted that a majority of crime is found in low-income housing like town homes and apartments. If you want to keep crime low then you need to keep an eye on that type of development.
Traffic I think we are already seeing bad traffic here. During the summer the two lane bridge is backed up. WHICH I am think there is the push for the bridge to be widen so that it would accommodate the extra traffic.
When the retail goes into that area, this will make it harder for that HAZMAT train to be diverted through K.G. in my opinion.