To the Editor:
Hurrah to Dorothy Jaeckle and Chesterfield Planning Commission for their beautiful James River Industrial Park. I am so happy that they are interested in beautifying the Enon area.
I have the privilege of driving Lawing Drive as my route to work several days a week, and so far I am not impressed. The fence surrounding this park is a big eyesore with green and brown plastic on it for “privacy.” The grass has not been completely cut and trimmed since day one, and the “Open House” sign is ready to curl up. The dumpsters have been there since they first started clearing the lots.
Why would we need a storage business, as well as the other two adjoining lots that have covered trailers on them and the same kind of fencing? Seems like poor planning to me.
The families on the other end of Lawing Drive seem to have a nice, clean, quiet neighborhood, and now they have 18-wheelers and large box trucks coming through, making their way from Route 10, etc., to Ruffin Mill Road and Route 95 and to the Pilot Truck Stop. I have also noticed the increase of tractor-trailer trucks traveling the Woods Edge Road, which is also mostly family dwellings. Look anytime to see a “Business” going up on that road.
When you are planning businesses, it looks like you should consider the people that have been living in the area and their property and the taxes they have paid before you let a business go into any residential area.
Thank you in advance for being more careful in your decisions in the future. Remember, votes get you your job.