Maintaining Fredericksburg’s unique historic small-town atmosphere is critical to the city’s future viability. It is what attracts people to live here, visit as tourists, and lure businesses looking for a good quality of life for their employees.
It is important to remember that we are a city of only 10.4 square miles. Future commercial and residential development should complement the city’s character to ensure a viable and diverse taxbase to support city services and quality of life.
In planning for the future, we must also consider the impact of growth in the region, recognizing opportunities for cooperation while ensuring that we do not allow the city to lose its unique character.
Realistic solutions will require considering all options, engaging affected parties, weighing divergent views, and addressing all questions and concerns.