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Proposed Midlothian Village Plan Gets Push Back

Richmond townhomes
The plan calls for more mutli-family housing, like pictured here, as well as small businesses.

Over 30 residents spoke up about the plan to make the Village more walkable, and bike-friendly. Many like Maryann Abbott, a retired teacher, say they worry that an increase in multi-family homes would push nearby schools above capacity.

“I do not support putting up additional dense housing units before we are able to provide services.”

Abbott says she supports responsible growth but wants the county to better study the possible effects on local services and traffic.

Commissioner Peppy Jones says he understands people’s concerns. He gave out his cell number and said he’s planning to put off knee surgery to be more available.

“So I’m yours if you want me. Seven o’clock in the morning to seven o’clock at night from here on in.”

The Commission will vote on the plan at the end of September. If approved, it will go next to the board of supervisors. 

Ian Stewart/VPM News 


Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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