The Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition

Save Our Single family homes yard sign

The mission

The mission of the Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition is to improve the quality of life of life for the Fredericksburg area residents through addressing issues with various topics, such as; housing (save our single family homes initiative), transportation and economic development. This organization aims to help with these problems by promoting policies and initiatives that overall improve the health and well being of local residents.

The Evaluation

When reading on this topic, it seems as though the the Fredericksburg coalition has a main agenda right now concerning the “Save Single Family Homes” initiative. The Coalition has also made signs that say Save Our Single family homes, to help raise awareness, this sign has the SOS in bold letters to attract a sense of urgency to the cause. (See photo above) With this being said the two main found two articles and this article by local architect that provides some helpful back ground information . While this article contains some biases in support of the ADUs, the content is informative.

The next article that was found in hopes to provide some credibility was one posted by MyHyperbole which inspects the legitimacy of the Coalitions website. This article points out some major flaws such as the images portrayed are not 100% accurate as to what the use of ADU’s will look like. For example the article critics the images of huge cranes that are lowering in beat up shipping labels. The article makes a point to highlight that the ADUs are could be placed in high density areas.


While the Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition sounds like a great resource for members of the community to seek support and resources for issues they have within the community, the website seems a little one sided and does not seem to paint the full picture. As stated in the MyHyperbole article the images of dingy, old and beat up shipping containers being placed into someones backyard is not the most appealing thing to have, and the website uses that to help turn people against them. The other website does a good job at outlining how the introductions of ADU’s can have beneficial outcomes to the community.

Who is the internet for?

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Internet openness is defined by: enabling people to observe, participate, and innovate, on both the core Internet infrastructure and major online services.


  • enables people to observe, participate and innovate
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  • encourages the exchange of ideas, research and viewpoints


  • allowing content to be public which means it cane be viewed by everyone
  • encouraging the creation of public content


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  • limit the amount of road blocks that stop those with disabilities from viewing content
  • improve access to information on the web
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Wheelchair accessible path on Limber lost trail in Shenandoah National Park

Above is a photo of an accessible park path in the Shenandoah National Park. Visit the Shenandoah National Park page on accessibility for more information.

Kathryn Durham

Hi! My name is Kathryn Durham, I am a senior majoring in Communications and Digital Studies. I am a transfer student from both Roanoke college in Salem VA and Germanna community college. A fun fact about me is that my favorite color is green!