Friday, July 27, 2007

Close Encounters at Countryside

The Countryside Neighborhood has been stuck in the Twilight Zone for over 2 years now and it is wearing thin on all of us. We struggle to enjoy this treasured green space while still wondering what will become of us. Though the August 1st deadline looms large and the development team will be meeting with City Administration any day now we will not be privy to the discussion nor will we have a place at the table. Will there yet be another deadline extension? It has been almost a year since these developers submitted their response to the RFP (Request For Proposal) put out by City Administration. This Video is meant to amuse while presenting a satirical view of the insanity of building residences in the Roanoke Regional Airport overflight area and in the 65 DNL noise contour. The FAA discourages residential land use and considers a golf course a compatible land use for property this close to an airport runway. The VDOA website states that a municipality is opening themselves up to lawsuits by ignoring their citizens safety and not protecting unsuspecting citizens unaware their purchase is so close to an airport runway and the noise associated with aircraft flying overhead. Not to mention the guide lights that flash blindingly during poor visibility as demonstrated in this video.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Video


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