Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540/735-1975.
The People Take a Shot at UDAs
Turnout was strong at last night’s Urban Development Area workshop in the old Rescue 1 building at Stafford Courthouse. About 40 people came to learn about UDAs and give advice on where to place the 4,000 housing units that were left over after the Comprehensive Plan passed in December. Six UDAs–representing about 10,000 houses–have already been designated by the Board of Supervisors.
Last night’s suggestions spanned the range of options from expanding current UDAs to reinstating the Brooke and Widewater UDAs to creating completely new UDAs. Check tomorrow’s paper for more details.
A second meeting was scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. at Rocky Run Elementary School, but it might be postponed due to weather. It may be rescheduled for the second week in February. County officials said that if they do decide to postpone the meeting, they will post a notice on the county website–possibly by noon.