The Negative And Positive Impacts Of The New Charlottesville Route 29 Bypass Presented by: Patrick A. OHare
Table of contents The History Of the Project How it is Effecting the Local Community The different Parties Involved Findings and Personal Opinion
History Of The 29 Bypass 1979 − Project was proposed − Project wasnt started till 1984 VDOT began acquisition property − From 1991-2001 − Owns 36 properties 1998 − a lawsuit was filed − Challenged the environmental impact of the project − VDOT won but they were required to make a SEIS
History Of The 29 Bypass 1996 − Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization cuts funding − By 2011 the funding was returned Present Day − VDOT is re-examining the work they will need to do to push forward with the bypass
How it is Effecting the Community The bypass posses a threat to our local communities − Colthurst subdivision − Montvue subdivision − Squirrel Ridge subdivision The bypass posses a threat to 4 major schools − Albemarle High, Jack Jouett Middle, Mary Carr Greer Elementry, and Saint Annes-Belfield private school. − Academically and Health The bypass will effect stores − Local and corporate businesses along the current 29 north corridor
The Different Parties Involved County Board of Supervisors − Made up of 6 members − There was a tie then a party shift − Party mentality Citizens of Charlottesville − Most disagree with the bypass − Will effect the communities, the students, and the businesses Outside Businesses − Trucking, and manufacturing − Lynchburg, Danville, etc.
Findings and Personal Opinion Two camps − Board of Supervisors who are democrats and the citizens of Charlottesville − Board of Supervisors who are republican and outside of Charlottesville businesses Personal Opinion − Find a middle ground − Propose that the bypass be moved farther down Route 29 towards Lynchburg
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