F.C. Planning Commission Town Hall On Capital Projects Draws a Crowd


Despite the warmest day in weeks, a respectable turnout at the Community Center Sunday was introduced to the wide array of capital improvement projects (CIP) that are being considered or have been requested by departments of the City government for inclusion in the coming fiscal year budget. Following an opening overview by Assistant City Manager Cindy Mester, participants broke down into smaller groups surrounding info posted on a number of the projects.

Some of the most discussed were the proposed library expansion, additions and renovations to George Mason High and Henderson Middle School, City Hall public safety improvements, school and general government major facility maintenance, synthetic turf and track at the high school, neighborhood traffic calming, roads, bridges, sidewalks and pedestrian accessibility options, bus route and shelter enhancements, enhanced open spaces, bike route enhancements and amenities, sewer and storm water line repairs and regulation compliance, a police firing range, fire station upgrades.

Participants were provided with a comment form to select among four sets of priorities.