Roanoke Regional Airport Noise

Friday, August 31, 2007

Roanoke Regional Airport 2005 Noise Contour YELLOW Means Non-Compatible Land Use RED Line Is Widened RPZ “—–“ is Current RPZ Boundary The Runway 6 Noise Contour study completed in 2005 shrank the non-compatible dwellings slightly from the study completed in 2000. Unbeknown to me in 2000 I was living in the 65 DNL (Day Night […]

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Parental Disappointment

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This evening as usual I watched the Andy Griffith show. A pleasant repose from the reality of a tough work day. There was a competition for the youth of Mayberry to participate in a 50 meter dash to win a coveted metal. Deputy Fife practicing his “starting gun” expertise had just shot a hole in […]

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Commentary to SaveCountryside Mailbox

Friday, August 24, 2007

Former Johnson & Johnson Building on Frontage Road . The below email came into the SaveCountryside mailbox and I believe it is noteworthy to publish. The empty building that once housed Johnson & Johnson is an example of subsidizing a business that ends up costing the taxpayers. Maybe Trane could lease part of this building […]

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From State Senator John Edwards Aide

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I wanted to let you know that Senator Edwards telephoned the Mayor’s office on Monday to express his support of Countryside remaining a golf course and asked that this message be transmitted also to the other members of City Council.My favorite quote below is my comment. “The true measure of a man is how he […]

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Fairways On Property Owned by Roanoke Regional Airport Commission

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

RED line shows widening of the Runway Protection Zone PINK area is airport land swap to Roanoke City CLICK TO ENLARGE. There is a 40 year lease of property owned by Roanoke Regional Airport which is the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) or clear zone where no structures can be built. The original owners and subsequent […]

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The Second Battle For Countryside

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Second Battle For Countryside Earlier this month at the Countryside Neighborhood Alliance night out celebration, I sensed a hope that had been struggling to flourish over the last few dark months. The city’s development plans had unraveled and the alliance felt that if nothing else, time had been bought. While none of us were […]

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Countryside Property Maps Relating to Possible Sale to Trane/Newbern Properties

Monday, August 20, 2007

Developer plan shows RED outlined property to be sold to Trane/Newbern Properties had the development plan prevailed. . GIS View of the property that shows No. 3 Fairway would be eliminated in its entirety if sale were to take place. No.2 Green and half of No. 2 Fairway would be eliminated.

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The Second Battle For Countryside

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Second Battle For Countryside Earlier this month at the Countryside Neighborhood Alliance night out celebration, I sensed a hope that had been struggling to flourish over the last few dark months. The city’s development plans had unraveled and the alliance felt that if nothing else, time had been bought. While none of us were […]

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State of the City Address – 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Neighborhood Services pays the fee for presidents of Neighborhood Organizations to attend the yearly State of The City address by our Mayor. This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. If I had to pay it would have cost almost $30 for breakfast. I thank Neighborhood Services and the City for sponsoring our attendance […]

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Gary Stephenson, The Architect

Monday, August 13, 2007

CLICK TO ENLARGE . Not once since this November 21, 2006, release of the development team’s name has the Gary Stephenson designed golf course been mentioned or any plans revealed as portrayed. Did it ever exist? I know it does not matter now but perhaps the design that was completed according to Mr. Foti would […]

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A Story about a City and a Golf Course

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bob’s Restaurant, Vinton, Golf Tournament August 4th I recently heard a story about a city that purchased a golf course. The story went something like this: Once upon a time a city purchased a golf course to develop densely packed housing, retail and commercial dwellings. This was the first time that this city had gone […]

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Our Petition Continues

Friday, August 10, 2007

Keep the petition going – we are not there yet. . When you go downtown to the city market stop and thank Gary Crowder owner of Wertz’s Restaurant and Bar for having our petition next to their petition that reads “Please sign this petition to support the amphitheater in Elmwood Park to help the downtown […]

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