How nice of Mr Moore to send his daughter to “educate” us all on what the proposed amendment change in Vint Hill means. Unfortunately, much of what they are trying to sell us is being refuted by independent sources. For example, they assert a population decline in our schools. However, the current school projections actually show an increase in students over the next 10 years with Greenville and C.Hunter Ritchie, the two schools that would be impacted most by this amendment change, showing major gains in student population. These numbers don’t even account for the houses being proposed by Vint Hill with this amendment and subsequent rezoning. If this is approved, get ready for overcrowded classrooms and a redistricting merry-go-round.
-- SY2018-19 Enrollment thru 2027-28.pdf
They also assert that having industrial land in your backyard will affect your property value. I take exception with this as well. Many good businesses are relocating here, including OVH, Old Bust Head, a couple of schools. They are zoned PCID. In fact there is PCID zoning in my backyard, and do you know what is going there? The Puller Veterans Center. I am proud of that. Are they contending that this usage of land is a detriment to our community? Additionally, 5+ acres of land affected by a potential PCID change, land that backs to Brookside, is currently owned by a church. A church in your backyard, does that negatively affect your property value?
You know what will effect your property value? 497 more homes than are currently approved in the Vint Hill area. That is the number of new homes Fauquier County staff believes are possible if this amendment is approved as indicated in their staff report located on the meeting agenda site (not 338 Vint Hill Villages asserts). http://agenda.fauquiercounty.gov/Bluesheet.aspx?ItemID=5756&MeetingID=145
This is in addition to the approximately 1,000 buildable residential lots County Staff believe available in the New Baltimore Service District. One must keep this in mind when thinking of property tax rates. In fact, according to the Chairman for the Fauquier County Taxpayers Association, the addition of homes and the removal of commercial land is a tax negative to the county. You know what that means? Higher property taxes to provide services to residents. http://www.fauquier.com/opinion/guest-opinion-proposed-vint-hill-village-center-bringing-gainesville-to/article_53db2788-db48-11e7-9bc0-376e11f8111b.html
So excuse me while I don’t believe the spin machine from Vint Hill Villages and their families as to what is best for me and my family. Independent sources, sources that don’t stand to profit in the millions from this amendment, on the back of current Fauquier residents, are refuting their claims with their facts. If you are concerned about the major growth implications from this amendment and the removal of shovel ready commercial land, I urge you to stand with Vint Hill residents and sign our petition http://chn.ge/2Bo1MWU