Saturday, January 12, 2008

Countryside Property Too Noisy …

September 27, 1982, Roanoke City Council Minutes – Airport-Sale/Purchase of Property: The City Manager (Bern Ewert) submitted a written report advising that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report done in conjunction with planning for the Runway extension identified areas with high noise impact and encouraged the City to apply for a grant to acquire properties affected by a certain level of noise. Funds have been made available for land acquisition. The City Manager recommended purchase of 14 individual homes and Builders Investment Group (then the owners of Countryside). The total consideration offered or expended shall not exceed $562,500 without further authorization of Council. CLICK ON THE MAP TO ENLARGE.
From the minutes of the September 20th, 2006, Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Meeting: There was discussion among the members regarding the Countryside Golf Course property and the City of Roanoke’s recent one year renewal of its lease. It was suggested that the Commission go on record advising the City of Roanoke that any residential projects planned for that area include sound proofing. Ms. Shuck indicated that she would prepare a letter to the City for the Chairman’s signature.
The Roanoke Times September 30th, 2006: The executive director for Roanoke Regional Airport, Jacqueline Shuck, has weighed in on city plans to develop the property currently occupied by Countryside Golf Course. Her concern: noise that will annoy new residents.
She confirmed last week that she has reminded city officials that parts of the land lie in the airport’s noise impact zone and any developer that builds homes there should strongly consider sound insulation.
Shuck went public with her concerns after questions were raised at an airport commission meeting held Aug. 20. They come at a pivotal time for the city, which is considering a proposal to develop the 123-acre property southwest of the airport along Interstate 581.
Because of its proximity to the airport, commission member Fuzzy Minnix wanted to make sure the city was aware that some of the land overlaps with areas the airport considers heavily affected by the buzz of airplanes flying overhead — a move he said could help the airport avoid complaints from new residents moving into the area.

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