Friday, June 9, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Davidson Town Hall set to vote on Beaty Street

The agenda for the next meeting of the Davidson Board was published late Friday afternoon.  It contains an item titled:  Consider Approval of Beaty Street Developer.

In government lingo "consider" means "vote".

This comes just 3 weeks after the most watched episode in Davidson Town Hall history where Davidson Commissioners heard from both their former Town Attorney and the grandson of the property owner who sold the majority if the Beaty St property to the town over 30 years ago.

Since then a steady stream of documents have been released by activists confirming the intent of that sale for the land to be used as a park.  There have also been documents showing the Town working with the developers to "drum up" more support for the project known as the Luminous.

At the end of the previous discussion the Board asked the developer to come up with a few changes.  Those are included in the agenda.

Will these incredibly modest and ambiguous changes be enough for Commissioners to vote the proposal through with straight faces?  We will find out Tuesday.  One thing is certain however. For opponents of the project, this skimpy list almost certainly will not be enough to appease their discontent.

Update: Organizers tell aShortChronicle a protest is being planned for Town Hall immediately prior to the Tuesday Board meeting.  Stay tuned for more details.

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