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.”

January 2019

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:

   

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May 2019

3 Simple Steps:

 

1.

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

2.

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!

3.

Attend & Speak at Board & Community Meetings

  

PUBLIC INPUT IS CRITICAL BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! TAKE ACTION NOW!

 
 

THE PROBLEM:

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. 

SAVE STAFFORD PROPERTY OWNERS from
PAYING the HIGH PRICE
of DOWNZONING

Stafford County Supervisors Tackling Sprawl with Downzoning

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Stafford County Officials Exploring Options to Manage Rural Area Growth

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Stafford Residents Help County Develop New Growth Strategy

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EDITORIAL: Managing growth is a good problem

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Downzoning Negatively Impacts

Property Values 2018 Study

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Stafford Board of Supervisors

Meeting Minutes

Dec 11 & 18, 2018, & Jan 22, 2019

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Stafford Downzoning

Public Engagement Process

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Board Retreat Notes (1 of 3)

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Board Retreat Notes (2 of 3)

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Board Retreat Notes (3 of 3)

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ABOUT US >

We are private citizens who reside in Stafford County, VA. We are very concerned about a proposed Stafford County Board of Supervisors downzoning action on A-1 zoned land & its negative impact on property values & property taxes for all county residents.

 

We are also concerned that this downzoning targets and discriminates against the elderly, whom are the longest standing residents in this county. They are the predominant owners of rural land in this county as well (the very areas where this downzoning will hit the hardest).

 

We support private property rights & managed growth that does not rob Stafford County citizens of their investment in & ownership rights of private land as well as free speech and equal justice for all residents of this fine community.