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School leaders say Bluestone Town Center would accelerate need for new schools

Harrisonburg School Board members told city council members Friday afternoon that if the council approves a proposed Bluestone Town Center development, the influx of potentially 3,000 more residents would stress school capacity and increase the need for building additional schools.

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Residents, council member call for more debate over Bluestone development; And proposed city park clears key hurdle

Following a contentious planning commission meeting last week, three residents brought concerns about the proposed Bluestone Town Center to Tuesday’s city council meeting — as council members brace for the debate to come before them next month.  

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Huge proposed development sparks massive public discussion, then earns planning commission’s support

After considering arguments Tuesday for and against a nearly 900-unit housing development along Garber’s Church Road and Erickson Avenue, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission ultimately voted unanimously to recommend the project for the city council’s approval. 

Community Perspective: How Harrisonburg Residents Can Lower Our Carbon Footprint And Address The Housing Crisis

A contributed perspectives piece by Brent Finnegan Imagine a city in the Shenandoah Valley that is sustainable, prosperous, and affordable. This small, resilient city has the lowest carbon footprint of any city its size in the US. It’s so inherently walkable and bikeable, many residents don’t even need a car for their day-to-day transportation. Families …

New school board picks familiar faces as leaders, while superintendent lays out goals for 2023

Harrisonburg’s school board will revise its public comments process in 2023 and draft programming for Rocktown High School. Meanwhile, the board unanimously elected Deb Fitzgerald as chair and Andy Kohen as vice-chair Tuesday night at their yearly organizational meeting at Harrisonburg City Hall.

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