Post #209: Public meetings the week of 3/26/2019

This week there is one Town of Vienna public meeting regarding changes to Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) zoning.   

On Wednesday 3/27/2019 at 8:00 PM in Town Hall, the Planning Commission will have a public hearing to discuss 380 Maple West (40 condos plus retail at the intersection of Maple and Wade Hampton).

PUBLIC COMMENT IS INVITED.    You may speak for up to three minutes regarding the 380 Maple West proposal.

Materials for this meeting can be found at this URL:
https://vienna-va.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3893999&GUID=7A08988A-C1C5-4E34-8BD2-3CF06EB9EF5A&Options=&Search=

In addition, at this meeting, the Planning Commission is expected to discuss and pass new by-laws.  Among other things, these by-laws may require disclosure of any meetings between members of the Planning Commission and developers who have business before the Planning Commission.

On Friday and Saturday, 3/29/2019 and 3/30/2019, the Town will host Maple Avenue Community Workshops at the Vienna Community Center, to educate citizens about the benefits of Maple Avenue Commercial Zoning and to get feedback from citizens.  More about these events can be found at these links:https://www.viennava.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=4899&month=3&year=2019&day=29&calType=0
https://www.viennava.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=4900&month=3&year=2019&day=30&calType=0

My skepticism toward these workshops is expressed here, and here.

The Town reserves the right to change or cancel meetings on short notice, so check the Town’s general calendar before you go, at this URL:  https://www.viennava.gov/Calendar.aspx?NID=1&FID=220