Dahlgren JLUS Public Meeting

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Save the Date: First Public Forum March 2014

King George County will host the first public forum on March 25, 2014. The focus of this forum will be to provide an overview of what a JLUS is, an explanation of the JLUS process, the importance of a JLUS, and an overview of the compatibility factors that will be assessed.

Community members are encouraged to attend to and will have an opportunity to provide their input at several points during the development of the JLUS. In order to develop a JLUS that is responsive to local needs, input from the public is critical.

Date:           Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time:           7 pm
Location:     Dahlgren Mary Washington Campus
                   4224 University Drive
                   King George, VA 22485

Welcome

Welcome to the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren (NSF Dahlgren) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) website. As this project evolves, this website will be your primary source for access to all materials related to the project. The menus located at the top of the page can be used to obtain the following project information pages:

Project Overview. The Project Overview menu contains a JLUS Overview page and Study Area page. The project overview page provides a brief overview of the Dahlgren JLUS project and explains what a JLUS is, describes compatibility planning, and identifies how past JLUSs have been successful. You can also find the project objectives a summary of the general approach to the project here. This menu will give you access to background information on this project.

Look here for frequently asked questions, a map of the Study Area, and the current Project Schedule.

Public Participation. Public input will be a major component in the success of this project. Your input is critical in this planning process and the success of this project. The Public Participation section of this website will be updated regularly to include information about the committees working on this project and guide you to upcoming public workshops.

Resources. Need a copy of a file? This is the menu to look under. All materials prepared for workshops, newsletters, and draft and final documents will be posted here for your review.

Contact Us. Sometimes you cannot make it to a meeting, but you have comments to provide. Use this menu to learn how to contact the Project Manager and provide your input.

Visit www.dahlgrenjlus.com for more information.

Why should REALTORS® Care about the Fort A.P. Hill Joint Land Use Study?

One word answers the question above:  NOISE.  Yes, noise is the key to why realtors® should care about what happens with this study.  So what is the Fort A.P. Hill Joint Land Use Study?  As the consultant working on the project explains, a JLUS, as it’s called for short, “looks at development within the communities near Fort A.P. Hill and fort operations.  The study will result in recommendations that encourage collaboration and compatibility between the fort and the surrounding communities.”

A series of three public meetings were held this week and the topic of noise came up repeatedly.  New residents moving from out of the area are not aware that their nearest neighbor blows up artillery on a regular basis and that causes noise complaints.  If something about noise is recommended, it will probably be some sort of disclosure at the point-of-sale.  It is important that as this study continues to progress, realtors® take an active role in discussing all possible options on addressing the noise issue.  There will be more public meetings in the future and realtors® selling in Caroline, Spotsylvania, or King George should really be a part of the discussion.

The materials provided at the public meeting included several noise impact maps that plotted complaints and zones of concern.  For a full review of all the materials and noise maps, click here to visit the JLUS page on Caroline County’s website.

King George is on the move

Nicole Thompson, Economic Director for King George County, was the guest speaker at a recent business community luncheon where she focused on the exciting things that are happening in King George.  The County was excited to welcome a slew of new businesses including Walmart, Autozone, GameStop, and a soon-to-be Sweet Frog.  She commented that while King George may not necessarily be the place where big business puts lots of manufacturing plants, it is the excellent quality of life that brings small businesses to the county which increase job opportunities.

The County is also pleased with the new Mary Washington University campus which will provide great opportunities for those working at Dahlgren and individuals living in the community.  King George is looking at a large expansion of the Smoot Library, the creation of a new county park, and then renovation of an elementary school.  In addition, the County has just joined the Northern Neck Tourism Council and is supporting the creation of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum. 

Support the Foundation Art Show!

Very quickly the Fredericksburg REALTORS Foundation Art Show will be here. The art show is scheduled for May 12th, 2012 10:00-4:00 at the EXPO Center. As a Governor for the Foundation, I can share with you that quite a bit of time and energy has been volunteered to make this a success. But we are not finished yet!

To give a little background on the event, we must first thank the EXPO Center for allowing us the use of their facilities. Without them, this would not have happened! A huge thank you in advance! Secondly, we have to thank all the area students who have agreed to donate pieces of their art work so that we can sell them and keep the proceeds. Of course our Corporate Sponsors thank you – thank you – thank you!

This is the first year our Foundation has ever attempted something of this size and magnitude. While it is exciting, we are still very nervous about the event and we are hoping that our fellow friends, neighbors and associates will come to the event, and of course support the Foundation by purchasing the art work and help making the event a success.

We must highlight our schools and sponsors. The area High Schools that are participating: Within the City of Fredericksburg – Fredericksburg Christian, James Monroe. Stafford High Schools – Brooke Point, Mountain View, Stafford. Spotsylvania High Schools – Courtland, Massaponax, Riverbend. From King George – King George High School.

Art Show Sponsors, we are very grateful for your support.

  • Tier 1 Sponsors
    • EXPO Center
    • M&T Mortgage
    • C&F Mortgage
  • Tier 2 Sponsors
    • Coldwell Banker Elite
    • NSWC Federal Credit Union
  • Tier 3 Sponsors
    • PNC Mortgage
    • Realty World Select
    • Mac Doc Realty
    • Pat Breme
  • Patrons of the Foundation
    • Exit Realty Expertise
    • Rt. 3 Storage
    • Sharon Toombs
    • Heather Hagerman

Fredericksburg REALTORS Foundation to Host Art Show

The Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation is hosting a Regional High School Art Show to raise money to benefit area housing-related charities. Art work produced by local students will be on display and available for purchase. Many area high schools are participating in the event including those from Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and the City of Fredericksburg. The art work will be professionally judged and students are eligible to win up to $1,000 in cash prizes!

The Art Show is being held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center on Saturday May 12, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The art work being displayed includes many different mediums such as photography, sculpture, paint, watercolors, and more. Proceeds from Art Show will benefit local housing-related charities through grants made by the Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation.

Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has been granting thousands of dollars each year to area charities to help those in need secure and retain quality, affordable housing. Visit www.FAARfoundationartshow.com for more information.