Eminent Domain

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I asked Council to seize 21 acres in the floodplain of the Rivanna River, to provide the current owner of the property with just compensation, and create another river park. In the alternative there will be a 15 foot flood wall that blocks access from neighborhoods to the river, a 2 acre parking lot and 245 apartment units.

“that sort of burst on us about a week ago”

(audio from 3 of 5 councilors below.)

Bike Ped Bridge survey

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is working to submit a bike-ped bridge proposal to VDOT later this year. The TJPDC is considering two potential bridge locations. One bridge would land at the end of Chesapeake Street, one would land at the end of Market Street.

They are interested in public input, so please consider taking the survey

It is a short survey, only takes a few minutes.

The Piedmont Environmental Council has assembled an excellent group of photos and maps + information about the proposal here.

Yeocomico

pier river people
The Yeocomico River is a 1.1-mile-long tidal tributary of the southern portion of the Potomac River in Virginia’s Northern Neck. The Yeocomico forms the boundary between Westmoreland and Northumberland counties.
During the War of 1812, the Royal Marines Battalions raided the entrance to the Yeocomico River, which concluded with the capture of four schooners at the town of Kinsale, Virginia (August 1814).—Wikipedia