New NSP park under debate
public park there will be more crime and extra traffic. It’s already crowded and there’s already too much chaos,” said Wendy Rodriguez, a teenager speaking on behalf of her father.” (Senior Planner Scott Sirotkin) said it would be beneficial to the community, but it wouldn’t be beneficial to us. We would have no control over it.”
The park is scheduled to be built on an undeveloped 18.14-acre lot of land south of Fairview Road and Crestfield Circle, between Hinton and Lakeside circles. Besides the concern over the extra traffic and crime, residents don’t want a park because 10 percent of the undeveloped lot was promised to them by the Fairview Estates Homeowners Association for a club house, a recreation area and a swimming pool. The association has not come through on that promise and residents don’t think it will, but they feel the money they’ve been paying to the association entitles them to a piece of this land.
A public hearing was held for the NSP project, but residents said they didn’t even know the county was planning to build a park until one of them saw a recent NSP article in The News.
Residents also pressed concern