New NSP park un­der de­bate

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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

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