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Redistricting options – where you vote could change

In last night’s work session, the City Council saw three options for redistricting.

If you don’t know which ward you currently live in, this might help.

If you vote at Hugh Mercer Elementary, you live in Ward 1. (Brad Ellis represents you on the City Council.) If you vote at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, you live in Ward 2. (George Solley represents you on the City Council.) If you vote at Walker-Grant Middle School. (Fred Howe III represents you on the City Council.) If you vote at New City Fellowship Church. (Bea Paolucci represents you on the City Council.)

If you don’t know where you vote, go to this website and put in your address. It will tell you your polling place and then you determine (from the information above) which ward you live in.

Below is how the wards look now.

(For all maps: pink=ward 1, blue=ward 2, green=ward 3, yellow=ward 4)

OPTION 1:

The proposed changes are:

The area on the west side of Route 1, southeast of Hazel Run including Kings Mill Townhomes, Kendawood Apartments and Townsend square apartments would go to Ward 3. (They are currently in Ward 1). Crestview apartments, Heritage Park, a portion of Hills at Snowden and The Preserve would go from Ward 1 to Ward 4. The Fairview neighborhood would go from Ward 3 to Ward 2. The southwest side of Charles Street from Fauquier Street to the canal would go from Ward 4 to Ward 2. The Jackson Street area, west of Prince Edward Street between Hanover Street and Lafayette Boulevard would go from Ward 4 to Ward 3. The southeast side of Lafayette Boulevard between Hazel Run and Charles Street, including Cobblestone Square condominiums and apartments would go from Ward 4 to Ward 3.

Option 2

The proposed changes are:

Normandy Village (including the fairgrounds) would go from Ward 1 to Ward 2. The area on the west side of Route 1, southeast of Hazel Run including Kings Mill Townhomes, Kendalwood Apartments and Townsend Square Apartments would go from Ward 1 to Ward 3. The Altoona subdivision and Huntington Hills (west side) would go from Ward 1 to Ward 3. The area north of Fall Hill Avenue, west of I-95 including River Woods apartment townhomes, The Haven and Celebrate Virginia would go from Ward 1 to Ward 4. The Fairview neighborhood would go from Ward 3 to Ward 2 and the Fredericksburg industrial park including the Thurman Brisben Center would go from Ward 3 to Ward 4.

OPTION 3

 

The proposed changes are:

The area on the west side of Route 1, southeast of Hazel Run including Kings Mill Townhomes, Kendalwood Apartments and Townsend Square apartments go from Ward 1 to Ward 3. The Altoona subdivision and Huntington Hills (west side) go from Ward 1 to Ward 3.  Eagle Village and Mary Washington Hospital Campus (northern half) go from Ward 1 to Ward 4. Normandy Village (including the fairgrounds) and Stratford apartments go from Ward 1 to Ward 4. The Fairview neighborhood goes from Ward 3 to Ward 2. The Fredericksburg Industrial Park, including the Thurman Brisben Center go from Ward 3 to Ward 4. Fourteen blocks of the downtown area between Charlotte Street and Canal Street go from Ward 4 to Ward 2. The Jackson Street area, west of Prince Edward Street, between Hanover Street and Lafayette Boulevard go from Ward 4 to Ward 2.

Here’s a link to the city’s website, with all this information.

Look for a story in tomorrow’s FLS with more details about redistricting.

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