I would like to offer some supplemental thoughts to the letter in the Sept. 8 Gazette-Journal authored by Gloucester Board of Supervisors’ chairman John Meyer.
He and the board continue to assert that the countywide Resource Management Area (RMA) restricts economic development in the county and justifies a change. In light of the following this is difficult for me to accept because:
Since 2000, the county has added approximately 200 new homes/year or a growth rate of nearly 15 percent in housing starts. In the last three years, builders have requested and the BOS has approved the Carriage Point/American Legion, Zandler Fiddlers Crossing and the York River Crossing residential building projects.
The Fox Mill Shopping Center has so many new stores being introduced that they are too numerous to mention here. Meyer himself has stated that there has been a 55 percent increase in business startups since 2013!
He and the county board assert that the co...
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