Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roanoke Wants Your Countryside Opinion

OK, Countryside residents, get out your tiki torches and pitchforks: Roanoke's government is preparing to tell you what it wants do with the Countryside Golf Course and there's about a 99.5 percent probability you won't be happy about (regardless of what it is, since leaving it alone isn't an option).

Here are the details, according to a city press release:

The City of Roanoke will hold an open house on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the William Fleming High School cafeteria to share information and receive input on concept plans for the development of the Countryside property.Since October, city Planning staff and the Planning Commission have been working on a master plan for the development of the property.

This open house will be an opportunity for citizens and those who own property near Countryside to review and comment on the draft plan concepts. In addition, city staff will be on hand to respond to questions and comments.

The public is invited to drop in between 4 and 7 p.m. It is not necessary to attend the entire session. Various studies of the property can be reviewed at here. For questions or additional information, contact Chris Chittum by phone at 540-853-2356 or by e-mail to

1 comment:

  1. OK, smarty pants ....

    Many of us have attended all the Planning Commission Work Sessions since October so none of this will be a surprise.

    We've had our pitchforks after all those "fairytale creatures" in our swamp for close to six years now.

    Twelth Fairway Resident