Mount Airy’s good decision on Rigler Property
November 15, 2009 by FofFC
Filed under Mount Airy, Municipal Growth: addressing the hidden costs of sprawl in New Market, Share your Opinion on Policy, Write a Letter
|Originally published November 15, 2009|
|I commend the Mount Airy Town Council’s vote against the annexation of the Rigler property. The council’s decision is even more significant in light of the recent report from the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, where scholars found that in over a decade, smart growth has not made a dent in Maryland’s war on sprawl.Much of the discussion between council members prior to the vote revolved around the opposition of the Summit Ridge neighborhood, abutting the Rigler property. It is, however, worth noting that there are town residents who do not live in Summit Ridge who also opposed the annexation and accompanying proposed use of a sports complex at this particular location.