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Morning Buzz — Sept. 21, 2009
A daily digest of what’s going on in Fredericksburg, and what news from elsewhere is relevant here. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big houses. A few years ago, fear of "McMansions" being built in older neighborhoods was a hot topic in Fredericksburg. A story in last week’s Time magazine asks, "What do we do with our McMansions now?" Group homes (Remember Your Bridge in Kensington Hill?), community centers, churches and small businesses are some of the suggested new uses. In Fredericksburg, add university offices to that list.
Sewer work starts this week, and will close the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and Kenmore Avenue for an estimated two weeks, before continuing toward William Street on Kenmore. To learn more about how this three- to four-month project will affect traffic and property owners, go to the second-floor conference room in City Hall sometime between 4:30 and 7 p.m. today. Public works officials will be holding a drop-in informational meeting.