Stafford County Residents:
Your property values
& future taxes are at risk!
The Board of Supervisors & Planning Commission have a joint meeting on October 29, 2020 at Colonial Forge High School at approximately 6:30PM (exact meeting time to be determined). They will attempt to pass a downzoning ordinance which would allow for only 10 acre density within the A-1 zoning parcels. This would in effect cut out 70-90% of all buildable lots within the A-1 zoning districts by reducing the number of lots that can be built by over 70%. The only way Stafford residents can defend themselves, is by coming to the meeting in person and voicing your concerns!
SLASHES property values in A-1 zoning by 50%
INCREASES property values in non A-1 districts
300% REDUCTION in lot yield (from 3 acres minimum lot sizes to 10 acres minimum)
Leads to more traffic, overcrowding in schools for "close to town" locations
Leads to higher taxes for other non A-1 land parcels
New Information from Stafford County Board of Supervisors (10/20/2020)
This will greatly add to the already existing traffic issues within the county. The Planning Commission Chairman himself says, “This will move all traffic from outside of the Urban Service Area to within it. To further increase the traffic & school issues within our county.”
Stafford county spends $62,000 tax payer dollars on engineering firm Stantec to reach out to community on this matter. Attached proposals gotten via freedom of information act request:
3 Simple Steps:
Contact Your Supervisors
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE NO to DOWNZONING & to consider better options that will
manage county growth, protect our property rights & prevent major tax increases!
Contact Board of Supervisors
Contact Planning Commission
CALL THE STAFFORD COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT: 540-658-8668
Sign the Petition
The county is looking for public input & opinions on this important issue.
Join us to promote community planning that protects property rights & keeps taxes low!
Attend & Speak at Board & Community Meetings
PUBLIC INPUT IS CRITICAL BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! TAKE ACTION NOW!
On October 29th at 6:30PM at Colonial Forge High School, the Stafford Board of Supervisors will be taking action to vote on a downzoning of A-1 land to 10 acres minimum lot sizes.
PUBLIC INPUT IS CRITICAL BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
TAKE ACTION NOW!
The current 10 acres minimum lot size ordinance in A-1 zoning district which is being voted on for Stafford County:
Lowers property values in these districts by up to 50%
Restricts use of private land & private property rights
Discriminates against the elderly (who own up to 90% of the A-1 land in this county)
Leads to higher taxes for non A-1 landowners
How Downzoning Destroys Land Values - 2018 Study
YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
This issue is not about developers, environmentalists, or "healthy growth."
This is about protecting individuals' property rights, managing growth in a way that protects the land investment of Stafford's hard-working families & that keeps traffic/ tax increases under control.
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EDITORIAL: Managing growth is a good problem
Downzoning Negatively Impacts
Property Values 2018 Study