I commend VLMPO for addressing real issues and getting a broad variety of organizations to show up. However, map after map on the consultant’s slides showed a straight-line highway going from Moody’s front gate to Hahira:
There is no such road. There better not be, since it would go straight through my property and would drive development right through agricultural and forestry areas that the Comprehensive Plan says aren’t supposed to be developed,. not to mention the Moody MAZ. I’m told the consultant is going to fix this.
I have my doubts, because the consultant also said land suitable for development was defined as land that doesn’t already have something on it, and isn’t wetlands. Something on it as in buildings. So much for crops or trees. Maybe VLMPO needs a better consultant. Or maybe VLMPO should provide their consultants better criteria.
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: VLMPO Policy Committee
Quarterly Meeting, Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 29 October 2013.