Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Committee of 500 vs Developers
The public hearing for the design standards is underway, and it appears this public hearing is pitting the Committee of 500, a local political action committee that promotes smart growth, against the developers and landowners.
It is becoming more clear who is behind the design standards and overlay districts based on who is supporting them.
No fireworks. The two sides are getting along, and they even agree on one thing: scrap the list of design standards, what planners and everyone else calls the "design matrix."